Mankato Area Foundation Announces Women’s Giving Circle Recipients

Mankato, MN (December 14, 2020)—The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce the recent recipients of the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC)’s grants.  A total of $8,000 was granted to the following programs: 4th Quarter Grants CADA House, $2,500 ECHO Food Shelf, $2,500 Southern Minnesota Children’s Museum, $2,500 Member Spot

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Pioneer Bank provides $10,000 Gift to Mankato Area Foundation

Mankato, MN (December 10, 2020) –The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce Pioneer Bank has donated $10,000 to assist them as they continue to respond to the needs of the community through grants and aid to regional projects. One of these projects has been the Community Response Fund,

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Mankato Nonprofits Receive Otto Bremer Trust Grants

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (December 2, 2020) —Three Mankato nonprofits received a combined $151,500 in grants in the Otto Bremer Trust’s latest round of funding. The grants include $76,500 for the Mankato Area Foundation, $50,000 for Connections Shelter and $25,000 for Lutheran Social Service. The foundation and shelter will

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Demand for Mental Health Training Skyrockets as Pandemic Worsens

MANKATO FREE PRESS, Mankato, MN (November 15, 2020) —On a sunny afternoon in October, a Mankato police officer carefully approached a man sitting on the ledge of the North Star Bridge overlooking the Minnesota River. Within an hour, the officer talked the man into walking off the bridge to an

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Dr. Chaun Cox named growMANkato Celebrity Ambassador, Hazy Hero IPA to Begin Brewing Sept. 30

Mankato, MN (September 28, 2020) –The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chaun Cox of Mayo Clinic Health System has been named growMANkato’s Celebrity Ambassador to raise awareness for men’s health during the month of November. In addition, Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Company are

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Shared Spaces Celebrates Five Years

Mankato, MN (September 2, 2020) – When the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) purchased a building in the heart of Mankato, the vision was a nonprofit center – created to increase the capacity, collaboration, and effectiveness of the region’s nonprofit sector to support a healthy, vibrant Mankato-area community. Opened in late

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Mayo Clinic Health System Makes $100,000 Contribution to Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund’s Box Love Program

Mankato, MN (August 19, 2020) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF), a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, is pleased to announce Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) has made a $100,000 contribution to the JZCF’s Box Love Campaign—making it the largest gift received by the campaign. The

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Maureen Gustafson Named Donor Relations and Programs Director of Mankato Area Foundation

Mankato, MN (August 11, 2020) - The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that Maureen Gustafson has been named the organization's Donor Relations and Programs Director.  This position will encompass the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, which is committed to cancer awareness and support and philanthropic duties for the

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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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