Projects Seeking Sales Tax Funding Aim to Raise Additional Funds

KEYC TV, Mankato, MN (September 19, 2019) — A new arena, an upgraded pool, new facilities and more. Several Mankato projects have applied for a portion of up to $47 million in sales tax funding. They’ve told KEYC about the need for more space or safer facilities. “You know, in

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Needs Help Reaching Fundraising Goal

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (May 18, 2019) — After raising $700,000 through private donations, leaders of the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund are now asking the public to help them reach their $1 million fundraising goal. The JZCF provides boxes with support items for cancer patients. JZCF has received $700,000

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Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) Announces Major Gifts

KTOE, Mankato, MN (May 1, 2019) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is thrilled to announce the expansion of Shared Spaces—a Center for Nonprofit Collaboration, thanks to the generous gift of property from Tony Frentz and Rob Else of Neubau Holdings. In January 2015, MAF purchased a building in the

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Mayo Clinic Health System Donates $6,500 to Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund

MANKATO TIMES Mankato, MN (December 12, 2018) — Mayo Clinic Health System recently made a $6,500 donation to the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF).  This generous gift is a 2018 contribution to the JZCF Box Love Campaign and will be used to fund the JZCF’s signature program, the JZ Caring Box, which

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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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