Community. For Good.
At the Mankato Area Foundation, we work as a knowledgeable and innovative resource that promotes philanthropy and drives transformative action to strengthen our region and improve lives.
For our region, we serve as a grantmaker and collaborative partner. As a resource for nonprofit groups within the Greater Mankato region, we invest in the agencies and organizations working to address our communities' opportunities and challenges.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Generosity. For Good.
A Donor Advised Fund is an effective tool for charitable giving that provides benefits similar to a private or family foundation without the hassles. Donor Advised Funds minimize the worries and administrative burdens of grantmaking, so you can put your time and energy into what really matters: making a meaningful impact on the community, organizations and causes you value.
Telling Our Story
CityArt Mankato's Silo Art
A Mankato Masterpiece
It’s not every day you drive by 135-foot-tall children. Unless you’re a Mankato resident, that is.
The Ardent Mills grain silos in downtown Mankato, home to the newest of internationally-renowned artist Guido van Helten’s enormous original murals, feature the likenesses of elementary school students. This way-larger-than-life masterpiece is a celebration of Mankato’s past, present and future; it features local children and adults learning, playing and dancing at the Mahkato Mdewakanton Association Powwow. Learn More
News & Press
- 07 NovRead more
Mankato Free Press (November 7, 2022) — Anyone who’d like up to $500 to lease a bounce house for the kids to jump around in,
- 01 NovRead more
Mankato Free Press (November 1, 2022) —Area high schoolers will be able to compete for $5,000 in prize money — as well as win an
- 22 OctRead more
Mankato Free Press (September 22, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation announced Thursday that MAF and 11 of their public, private and nonprofit sector partners
- 04 Oct
Mankato Area Foundation Announces Launch of Greater Mankato Inclusivity Study with 11 Local PartnersRead more
MANKATO, MN (September 28, 2022) — Mankato Area Foundation (MAF), along with 11 partners from our public, private and nonprofit sectors, is proud to announce they are launching one