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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Mankato Flood Wall Mural Dedicated

MANKATO FREE PRESS (August 24, 2016) - A project recently funded in part by the Mankato Area Foundation was featured in the Mankato Free Press covering its dedication ceremony. The flood wall mural, a 300-foot paint-on-concrete artwork, depicts a day in the life of the river, from sunrise to sunset. Read

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Jim and Kathryn Vonderharr Set Up Donor-Advised Fund

 MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO LEGACY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER (Winter 2016—The Jim and Kathryn Vonderharr Environmental and Earth Science Fund is forward-thinking, generous and flexible in terms of how it might be used. The fund, which will be gifted to the University as part of the Vonderharrs’ estate, will allow faculty to generate

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Shared spaces, shared resources for Mankato nonprofits

 MANKATO FREE PRESS (December 26, 2015) - After nearly 40 years of dreaming about a Mankato-based nonprofit center — where nonprofits, large and small, could share resources and ideas — the Mankato Area Foundation has opened Shared Spaces, a suite of downtown offices with an air of respectability few of its

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Museum Donation Hoped by Dotsons to be a Catalyst for More Community Giving

MANKATO FREE PRESS (June 23, 2015)—The Mankato Area Foundation was featured in the Mankato Free Press regards to the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum moved another giant step forward in its fundraising goal Tuesday when Denny and Carole Dotson announced a gift of a half-million dollars and an antique tractor to the

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Mankato Area Foundation seeks city help for new nonprofit center

MANKATO FREE PRESS (December 7, 2014) - The Mankato City Council will be asked Monday night to forgive nearly $7,000 of a loan to a downtown law firm to facilitate the sale of the law offices to the Mankato Area Foundation for creation of a new Center for Nonprofits. Read Full

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New nonprofit center coming to downtown Mankato

MANKATO FREE PRESS (December 2, 2014) - After nearly 40 years of dreaming about a Mankato-based nonprofit center — where nonprofits, large and small, could share resources and ideas — the Mankato Area Foundation is about to make it happen. Read Full Story

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