Mankato, MN (November 20, 2023) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) released “Philanthropy Review 2023” this week, which reports the Foundation disbursed 577 grants totaling $3,556,153 to nonprofit organizations.
Mankato Area Foundation Receives National Recognition: Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards
Mankato, MN (May 9, 2023) — Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.
Mankato, MN (March 28, 2023) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces a grant of $35,000 to the Mankato East High School Planetarium to support major technology upgrades. For almost 50 years, Mankato East High School had the honor of providing a unique learning environment for students and community members
Mankato, MN (January 18, 2023) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce the charitable donation of the Emy Frentz Arts Guild building to their organization. The historic location is joining the Shared Spaces family to become an additional nonprofit center. To be named “Shared Spaces at Emy
Mankato, MN (December 13, 2022) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announced that the Help Teachers, Help Children Fund reached its goal of raising over $40,000 to support teachers in the ISD 77 School District. The fund will provide a $200 stipend to every elementary school classroom teacher in grades
Mankato, MN (September 28, 2020) — The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chaun Cox of Mayo Clinic Health System has been named growMANkato’s Celebrity Ambassador to raise awareness for men’s health during the month of November. In addition, Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Company
Mankato, MN (September 2, 2020) — When the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) purchased a building in the heart of Mankato, the vision was a nonprofit center – created to increase the capacity, collaboration, and effectiveness of the region’s nonprofit sector to support a healthy, vibrant Mankato-area community. Opened in late
Mankato, MN (August 11, 2020) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that Maureen Gustafson has been named the organization's Donor Relations and Programs Director. This position will encompass the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, which is committed to cancer awareness and support and philanthropic duties for the
MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM, Fairmont, Minn. (October 28, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is expanding its reach to the Fairmont area, partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to serve the area’s cancer patients well into the future. The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, a donor-advised fund of the
Mankato, MN — Mankato, MN (March 27, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is deeply saddened to announce our founder, and former CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Jonathan Zierdt has passed away earlier today after a courageous, five-year battle with prostate cancer. All those involved with the JZCF