Mankato Area Foundation Annouces Spring 2013 Grant Recipents

MANKATO, MN (June 4, 2013)—The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces grant recipients for the fall funding cycle. Over $134,000 in requests were received, $45,100 was awarded to local non-profit organizations to support local projects.

The Grantees are:

City Center Partnership – Traffic Signal Cabinet Mural Project, $2,500; Greater Mankato Diversity Council – SURGE Youth Leadership Program, $3,600; Mankato Area 77 Lancers – Funds to replace instruments, $6,000; Mankato Ballet Company – Collaboration with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Performance, $3,500; MN Council of Churches – Tapestry Project, $5,000; Twin Rivers Council for the Arts – Emy Frentz Arts Guild gallery redesign and remodel, $7,000; Feeding Our Community Partners – BackPack Food Program Transportation Project, $5,000; Visit Mankato – Mankato Area Regional Recreational Facility Feasibility Study, $5,000.

Thin Film Technology Grants awarded through the Mankato Area Foundation: South Central College received funding for Student Scholarships - $5,000 (5 students will each receive $1,000 who are enrolled in the programs of Computer Integrated Machining, Computer Careers and Mechatronics) MSUM LabVolt Power Station - $2,500

The Mankato Area Foundation is your community foundation, connecting philanthropic interests with community needs since 1974 and enriches the quality of life in Greater Mankato through its various grant making programs. Over the past 39 years, the Mankato Area Foundation has distributed nearly $3,000,000 in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students. To learn more about the Mankato Area Foundation and how the organization makes an impact in our community visit or visit us on Facebook.