Mankato Area Foundation Announces $20,000 Grant to VINE’s Emergency Fundraising Campaign

MANKATO, MN(November 5, 2018)—The Senior Endowment Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a grant of $20,000 toward VINE Faith in Action’s emergency fundraising campaign in response to the recent loss of a critical funding source for the coming year. The Foundation is pleased to champion VINE’s efforts by

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Recharge Mankato: Expanding Innovation, Opportunity & Vitality in Greater Mankato

MANKATO, MN (October 9, 2018) – Over 50 community members came together on a blustery morning to witness the culmination of Recharge Mankato. This past Saturday, October 6, the Olseth Family Foundation, Mankato Area Foundation, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato hosted a campaign

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Changes to Community Granting Program

MANKATO, MN (August 14, 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce updates to their community granting process.  As part of a recent strategic plan, MAF has broadened their granting framework to ensure the greatest efficiencies and effectiveness for the nonprofit sector. This new approach is designed

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Local Organizations Awarded Grants from the Mankato Area Foundation

MANKATO, MN (June 2018) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce $31,900 in grants from their Community Fund have been awarded to area nonprofits through their spring granting cycle. As part of the framework for their community granting, MAF funds projects and programs that foster livability in

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

MANKATO, MN (December 14, 2017) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces grant recipients for the fall funding cycle in 2017.  Among them, a $25,000 Innovation Grant has been awarded as seed money in support of the establishment of a local Boys & Girls Club.   “Our local nonprofit sector

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Tami Paulsen named Director of Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation

 MANKATO, MN (August 25, 2017) The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces that Tami Paulsen has been hired as the fund’s part-time Director.  The decision comes as the JZCF’s Executive Committee called for the hiring to help launch and guide the newly established Donor

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces New Scholarship Fund

MANKATO, MN (August 1, 2017) – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces the creation of a local scholarship fund. The Virginia and Martin Krause Scholarship Fund has been established to support students planning to attend Martin Luther High School of Northrop, MN. The scholarship is to be awarded to four

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Doing Well at Doing Good

CONNECT BUSINESS MAGAZINE (July 2017)—The Mankato Area Foundation was selected by Connect Business Magazine as the cover story for their July issue. The article features the Foundation and our Executive Director, Nancy Zallek, on the importance of philanthropy in our communities. Read the full article

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Mankato Area Foundation Announces Gift

MANKATO, MN (June 26, 2017)—Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a generous contribution of $10,000 made by BankVista Mankato in support of philanthropic efforts in our community. A check was presented to our Executive Director, Nancy Zallek, at BankVista Mankato’s grand opening of their new location on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt Establish a Donor Advised Fund Committed to Community Awareness and Cancer Support

 MANKATO, MN (March 27, 2017) – Jonathan and Ginger Zierdt have established a fund, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, through the Mankato Area Foundation aimed at increasing community awareness, supporting cancer patients and their families and changing the cancer journey in our community.Jonathan was diagnosed with kidney and prostate cancer

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