Help Teachers, Help Students fund to provide stipend to each MAPS elementary teacher

KEYC (December 14, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation says the Help Teachers, Help Students Fund reached its goal of raising over $40,000 to support teachers in the Mankato Area Public School District. The fund will provide a $200 stipend to every elementary school classroom teacher in grades K-5 including

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Mankato Area Foundation grants record $2.4M for the year

Mankato Free Press (December 3, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation continues to grow its philanthropic presence, disbursing $2.4 million to local groups this year. “It was an unprecedented, record-breaking year,” said Nancy Zallek, president and CEO. “But it’s not an anomaly. There’s a special sauce in Mankato. The amount

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Building community: Foundation, city offer funds for neighborhood gatherings

Mankato Free Press (November 7, 2022) — Anyone who’d like up to $500 to lease a bounce house for the kids to jump around in, or order some tasty catered sandwiches and salads, or rent one of those inflatable outdoor movie screens, the city of Mankato will soon have a

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Young area musicians can compete for $5,000 in prize money

Mankato Free Press (November 1, 2022) —Area high schoolers will be able to compete for $5,000 in prize money — as well as win an opportunity to perform with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra — during two new competitions on Feb. 25 in St. Peter. Thanks to a gift from the

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Foundation, partners launch large inclusivity survey

Mankato Free Press (September 22, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation announced Thursday that MAF and 11 of their public, private and nonprofit sector partners are “launching one of the largest community-led, mixed-method inclusivity studies in America.” Intercultural Competence Edge, Inc., a national firm, will be conducting The Greater Mankato

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Launch of Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study with 11 Local Partners

MANKATO, MN (September 28, 2022) — Mankato Area Foundation (MAF), along with 11 partners from our public, private and nonprofit sectors, is proud to announce they are launching one of the largest community-led, mixed-method inclusivity studies in America.   The Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study (GMIS) will gauge the current status of inclusivity for students, individuals who

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Consultancy program works with nonprofits through COVID-19 challenges

Mankato Free Press (July 24, 2022) — As Mankato nonprofits worked to find stable footing going into year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, a consultant program launched to lend them a hand. The consultant in residency program sprang up in late 2021 out of the Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato

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Sculpture installations, celebration slated Saturday

Mankato Free Press (May 19, 2022) — The 2022 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour’s 31 selections will be installed early Saturday at outdoor sites in downtown Mankato and North Mankato. CityArt organizers plan public activities to celebrate installation day.  View full article on Mankato Free Press website

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Down Syndrome Woman’s Dream of Playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast Comes True

MANKATO, MN (November 9, 2021) — Each holiday season Profinium Inc. seeks to learn about people’s dreams and to help them come true. The Achieving Dreams Together program, powered by the Profinium Dreams Foundation, exists to achieve dreams for people at the tipping point in their life.  Emily Broze, a

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Mankato Area Foundation Grants Total $2.025M

MANKATO, MN (October 19, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is thrilled to announce the distribution of 601 grants totaling a record $2.025M in the fiscal year 2020-21. Nonprofit organizations throughout our region and beyond were impacted by grants in the following areas: 5% – Animals & Nature 7%

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