Community Fund Shifting to Support Recovery Efforts

THE LAND, Mankato, MN (June 9, 2020) — After distributing $182,450 in relief funds so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mankato’s Community Response Fund will temporarily suspend new grants while its leaders evaluate what needs should be prioritized next. The fund has so far supported agencies in the food/supply distribution,

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Mankato Foundation More Than Doubles Fund

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (May 12, 2020) — It's been a banner year for the Mankato Area Foundation, which not only opened a new nonprofit center, but granted nearly $400,000 toward local projects and programming.  Executive Director Nancy Zallek said the Foundation has grown from $5 million to $12

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United Way, Mankato Area Foundation award Community Response Fund grants

KEYC NEWS NOW, Mankato MN (April 16, 2020) — The Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation announced its fifth round of grants Friday. The organizations awarded $18,500 in grants to seven community organizations during this round. The grant recipients include: Mankato Area Public Schools for supplies to print

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Greater Mankato Area United Way, Mankato Area Foundation Launch Community Response Fund

MANKATO LIFE, Mankato, MN (March 20, 2020) – In response to COVID-19’s impact on regional nonprofits, the Greater Mankato Area United Way (GMAUW) and Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) have come together to create a Community Response Fund to assist in their joint efforts to address emerging needs in the communities

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Mankato to Host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO, Mankato, MN (January 18, 2020) — the 15th Annual Statewide Hockey Celebration will play at Blakeslee Stadium.  The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. Sitting on the southern edge of Minnesota State

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Rustech Brewing Supporting Cancer Fund With Donations

MONTICELLO TIMES, Monticello, MN (November 13, 2019) — A Monticello brewery is joining forces with breweries across the state to raise awareness of the issues related to men’s cancer. Rustech Brewing Company, 105 W Third Street, Monticello, is donating proceeds from each pint, crowler and growler of its New England

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Partnering With Fairmont

MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM, Fairmont, Minn. (October 28, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is expanding its reach to the Fairmont area, partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to serve the area’s cancer patients well into the future. The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, a donor-advised fund of the

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Women’s Giving Circle Aims for Accessible Philanthropy

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (October 4, 2019) — Melanie VanRoekel and Laura Stevens sat down for coffee in December to consider how they could bring philanthropic-minded women in Mankato together. “We just started talking about how as women we both feel like we do a lot of giving of

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Named October’s Hope in Bloom Partner by Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse

KEYC TV, Mankato, MN (October 1, 2019) — Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse is partnering with the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund as part of their Hope in Bloom initiative to help raise the community’s awareness of cancer and encourage support during the month of October. “Like so many people, cancer has directly

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Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants

KEYC TV, Mankato, MN (September 29, 2019) — The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, awarded three nonprofits $4,000 each Friday. The three organizations awarded this quarter was Darby’s Dancers Dance Express, SMART Girls Mankato Youth Place and the 410 Project. Members nominate nonprofits to be funded, meet

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