Elks Club’s new charitable fund gets anonymous boost

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 16, 2018)—An anonymous donation will help the Mankato Elks Lodge expand its charitable giving. The fraternal organization recently established the Elks Charitable Fund with the Mankato Area Foundation after the donor pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds. Read Full Story

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Mankato Area Foundation aims for $20 million by 2020

MANKATO FREE PRESS (January 21, 2018)—Whether they want to give their money away personally or establish a legacy that outlasts them, donors are increasingly turning to community organizations rather than giving directly to charities. Propelled by this trend, the Mankato Area Foundation has in six years grown from overseeing about

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Fallenstein inclusive playground breaks ground

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 26, 2017)—A groundbreaking for the Fallenstein Playground project Thursday had families already looking forward to what could be a spring 2018 ribbon-cutting.The inclusive playground project broke ground at Caswell Park, but construction will be held off until spring 2018. Read Full Story

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Doing Well at Doing Good

CONNECT BUSINESS MAGAZINE (July 2017)—The Mankato Area Foundation was selected by Connect Business Magazine as the cover story for their July issue. The article features the Foundation and our Executive Director, Nancy Zallek, on the importance of philanthropy in our communities. Read the full article

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Kiwanis Holiday Lights Chosen to Represent Kiwanis Minnesota-Dakotas District in International Signature Project Contest

KEYC (April 3, 2017) Kiwanis Holiday Lights, a Signature Project of the Mankato Kiwanis Club, has been selected by the Kiwanis Minnesota-Dakotas District to represent the district in the 2017 Kiwanis International Signature Project Recognition Program and Contest.  The Minnesota-Dakotas Signature Project submission will be considered for recognition with other

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Consolidated Communications Presents $12,500 Grant to Educare Foundation

          MANKATO, MINN. – The Consolidated Communications Community Fund is proud to continue its legacy of supporting the Educare Foundation with a grant of $12,500. Educare provide mini-grants that enhance educational opportunities for students in Mankato Area Public Schools. The grants enable teachers to explore new ways of expanding a student’s

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Mankato Area Foundation to announce $50,000 grant for Spring Lake Park Outdoor Skating

The Mankato Area Foundation will announce a $50,000 grant for the Spring Lake Park Outdoor Skating and Recreation Facility on Jan. 26.Tours and concept drawings will be available.The recipients of the grant – the City of North Mankato and the Anthony Ford Committee will be attending.The grant was distributed as

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Fallenstein All-Inclusive Playground Coming Next Summer

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - The Mankato Area Foundation and the North Mankato Miracle league hold a ceremony to dedicate a portion of Caswell Park to an all-inclusive playground next to Fallenstein baseball field.The foundation announces a 2 to 1 matching grant for up to 60 thousand dollars to the Miracle League

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Inclusive Playground Gets Name, Initial Funding

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 11, 2016)—The Mankato Area Foundation was featured in the Mankato Free Press, announcing their gift today of a $60,000 grant to the Miracle League of North Mankato for Fallenstein Playground. The Fallenstein Playground will be an all inclusive, accessible playground adjacent to Fallenstein Baseball Field at Caswell

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GMG Awards Announced

MANKATO FREE PRESS (October 11, 2016)-The Mankato Area Foundation was announced as a recipient of a City Center Partnership award for the category of Renovation $500,000 - $1,000,000 for Shared Spaces - A Center for Non Profit Collaboration. Read Full Story

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