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, our Community Impact Grants are designed to be strategic and responsive to the ever-changing needs of our community and surrounding areas.

COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS  |  NIEC GRANT PROCESS

On a rolling basis, the Mankato Area Foundation makes grants in response to applications received from non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies. As part of the framework for our granting, Mankato Area Foundation funds projects and programs aimed at strengthening our region, improving lives and fueling growth or change. Learn More

CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY FUND

The mission of the Consolidated Communications Community Fund is to support initiatives benefiting people and communities in the company's southern Minnesota service area, with a focus on K-12 education and critical community needs. Learn More

EIDE BAILLY FUND

The mission of the Eide Bailly Fund is to be connected to the communities they serve and strengthen those communities with impactful giving in support of youth financial literacy; food insecurity; diversity, equity and inclusion; and community initiatives. Learn More

HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA (HDM) 2022 GROW THE GAME FUND

Through the support of this community, the event’s generous sponsors and Maverick hockey fans, proceeds raised from the event will be awarded as grants to grow the game of hockey in the Greater Mankato Area. Learn More

MRBA BUILDING OUR FUTURE FUND

The MRBA Building Our Future Grant Fund provides an opportunity for schools in a designated area to apply for funding to support education focused on trades and the construction industry. Learn More

DONOR ADVISED GRANTS

Many of our grants to area nonprofit organizations are made through Donor Advised Funds that are established by individuals, families or organizations who wish to give back to the causes they care about. Though the Foundation may make donors aware of worthy grant opportunities, Donor Advised Funds do not accept applications directly.

GLEN TAYLOR LEGACY GIVING

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the recently announced Glen Taylor legacy plan. We know there are a lot of questions about how this long-term charitable plan will be implemented and we will share those updates here as soon as they become available. Please continue to check back and know that we will share widely when details are finalized.

OTHER REGIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

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