Mankato Area Foundation Announces Changes to Community Granting Program

MANKATO, MN (August 14, 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce updates to their community granting process.  As part of a recent strategic plan, MAF has broadened their granting framework to ensure the greatest efficiencies and effectiveness for the nonprofit sector. This new approach is designed

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Local Organizations Awarded Grants from the Mankato Area Foundation

MANKATO, MN (June 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce $31,900 in grants from their Community Fund have been awarded to area nonprofits through their spring granting cycle. As part of the framework for their community granting, MAF funds projects and programs that foster livability in

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

MANKATO, MN (December 14, 2017) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces grant recipients for the fall funding cycle in 2017.  Among them, a $25,000 Innovation Grant has been awarded as seed money in support of the establishment of a local Boys & Girls Club.   “Our local nonprofit sector

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Tami Paulsen named Director of Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation

  MANKATO, MN (August 25, 2017) The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces that Tami Paulsen has been hired as the fund’s part-time Director.  The decision comes as the JZCF’s Executive Committee called for the hiring to help launch and guide the newly established

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces New Scholarship Fund

MANKATO, MN (August 1, 2017) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces the creation of a local scholarship fund. The Virginia and Martin Krause Scholarship Fund has been established to support students planning to attend Martin Luther High School of Northrop, MN. The scholarship is to be awarded to four

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Gift

MANKATO, MN (June 26, 2017)—Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a generous contribution of $10,000 made by BankVista Mankato in support of philanthropic efforts in our community. A check was presented to our Executive Director, Nancy Zallek, at BankVista Mankato’s grand opening of their new location on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt Establish a Donor Advised Fund Committed to Community Awareness and Cancer Support

  MANKATO, MN (March 27, 2017) – Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt have established a fund, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, through the Mankato Area Foundation aimed at increasing community awareness, supporting cancer patients and their families and changing the cancer journey in our community. Jonathan was diagnosed with kidney and

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Children’s Museum Grant

MANKATO, MN (July 20, 2015)—Mankato Area Foundation announces two grants totaling $105,000 to the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM). Grants were distributed from the David Christensen and Jill Evans Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation and the Page Jones Richards Family Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. The grants

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces New In-Kind Donation

MANKATO, MN (May 11, 2015)—Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a generous in-kind contribution made by Ridley Inc. to the new Center for Nonprofits, recently named Shared Spaces. Nancy Zallek, Executive Director of MAF, said she was thrilled by the generosity of this local company.“Ridley’s generous gift will provide enough high-quality furniture to

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Enventis Foundation Joins with Mankato Area Foundation

MANKTO, MN (October 13, 2014)—Mankato-based Enventis Foundation announced plans today to become part of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF). The Enventis Foundation will transfer nearly $4 million in foundation assets to MAF to form the donor-advised Enventis Community Fund, which will continue to provide support to nonprofit organizations in the

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