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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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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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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Doing Well By Doing Good

MANKATO MAGAZINE (July 2014)—The Mankato Area Foundation was in the Mankato Magazine in the featured article by Tim Krohn about philanthrophy in Mankato. Read the full article

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Fall Grant Recipents

MANKATO, MN (January 8, 2014)—The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces grant recipients for the second funding cycle in 2013. A total of $43,600 was awarded to local nonprofit organizations to support local projects. Community Grants include: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – Whiz Bang Tinker Tables, $4,000; North Mankato Taylor

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