The Page Jones Richards Family Fund maintains its focus on family priorities, even as part of the Mankato Area Foundation. Sarah Richards has one word for why her family decided to convert their foundation to a donor-advised fund run by the Mankato Area Foundation: trust.
If you need assistance with the grant portal, such as resetting your password, recovering log-in information or other technology-related concerns, or changing your organizational information, please reach out to our Community Grants and Nonprofit Specialist Sarah Beiswanger at email@example.com or 507-344-7267.
We use an online application system. We understand this may present a barrier to some applicants, and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate needs on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our Community Grants and Nonprofit Specialist Sarah Beiswanger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-344-7267 no later than one week before the application deadline, to discuss your specific circumstances. We cannot make accommodations after the application deadline.
For our Community Impact Grants – Niec Process, organizations that receive grants must be located in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties. Organizations from outside the Greater Mankato Area are welcome to apply if the project is located within this area. For other Grant Opportunities, please check their specific eligibility guidelines.
We award our Community Impact Grants – Niec Process on a rolling basis. For other Grant Opportunities, please check their specific eligibility guidelines.
In fairness to all applicants who submit their applications on time, our deadlines are firm.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered except in the case of unforeseen technical difficulties beyond the applicant’s control. If you are experiencing technical issues, you must email email@example.com prior to the application deadline with the organization name and details of the technical issue.
You are able to apply for any of our available grants, if you meet the requirements. Organizations are not limited in the number of grant awards they are able to apply for annually.
Applications are NOT accepted for Donor Advised Funds. If you are interested in applying for a grant from MAF, please submit an application in our Community Impact Grant – Niec Process. If you have questions, please reach out to our Community Grants and Nonprofit Specialist Sarah Beiswanger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-344-7267.
Once we submit our application, how long will it take for us to hear back about whether we will be receiving a grant?
We understand that timing is everything in applying and sometimes yours may not always match the application requirements. Grant decisions are typically made within 60 days. However, you are welcome to reach out to our Community Grants and Nonprofit Specialist, Sarah Beiswanger at email@example.com or 507-344-7267 to discuss your project/program.
Typically, funds are distributed within two weeks of grant approval. If you do not receive your funds within 30 days after being notified, please contact our Community Grants and Nonprofit Specialist Sarah Beiswanger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-344-7267.
Final reports are assigned in our software as soon as grants are awarded. Reports may be submitted any time after projects/programs are complete. Please log in to see the final date you need to have your report submitted by.