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.


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.

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Telling Our Story


Creative Connections

Mankato is just as known for its diverse and intriguing art scene as for its generous and collaborative community members. Art and community constantly fuel one another in the river valley, especially between The REACH and 410 Project.

The REACH Resource Center supports youth who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. It provides youth with resources based on their individual needs, which can include finding housing, obtaining medical care or mental health support, employment support or activities that can enrich their lives. Read More

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