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.

The Mankato Area Foundation is pleased to manage the MRBA Building Our Future Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. For more information regarding their November 1 granting deadline, see the information below.


MRBA focuses on projects from K-12 Public & Private schools in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Carpentry/woodworking
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

About Us

The MN River Builder Association is a member organization that supports the construction industry. We are the trusted voice of the industry, providing leadership, networking and information resources to our members, our communities, and our government officials. The MRBA requires that all members have proper licensing for their industry and comply with the rules, regulations, and continuing education requirements set by state statue. We strive to benefit our members in the professional growth of their businesses through participation, advocacy, education and community involvement. In addition, we want to support our youth and future workforce by providing educational and exploratory opportunities to students, teachers and parents about careers in the construction and trades industries.

Grants will be awarded to K-12 Public or Private schools within or benefiting the following counties:
  • Blue Earth
  • Brown
  • Faribault
  • Le Sueur
  • Martin
  • Nicollet
  • Sibley
  • Watonwan
  • Waseca
Grant Cycle:
The Fund’s grant cycle runs through November 1 to February 1. Grants are designated on an annual basis.
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For more information contact:
Sarah Beiswanger
Projects or organizations receiving funding will be required to submit the EB Final Report Form.

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For more information contact:
Sarah Beiswanger