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.