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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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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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 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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