Special Projects and Programs
Throughout our history, the Mankato Area Foundation has been working closely with donors, local leaders and hundreds of nonprofit organizations to facilitate projects and programs important to the community. The Foundation provides leadership by financially supporting local nonprofits through initiatives that make a difference in our community.
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is many things: a mission, a place and an organization—but it is entirely devoted to serving children, families and the greater community. The museum’s clear vision is to provide a safe and inviting place for children to play, learn and grow. As of May 1, 2015 the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota officially opened the doors of its newly transformed and permanent location. With this innovative location the museum seeks to ignite the natural curiosity of every child through the power of play in a dynamic, awe-inspiring environment. Learn More
Fallenstein Field, named after the late Al and Erla Fallenstein, is a handicapped accessible baseball field located in Caswell Park of North Mankato. Completed in July 2008, this unique Miracle League field features a rubberized surface conducive to wheelchair use as well as a scoreboard, lights and spacious dugouts. Fallenstein Field provides opportunities for children and adults of all abilities the opportunity to actively participate in America’s favorite pastime. Learn More