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Fund Name Description
Community Funds
Community Response Fund In response to the COVID19’s impact on regional nonprofits, the Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation have come together to create a Community Response Fund to assist in their joint efforts to address emerging needs in our region. On behalf of both organizations, we would like to thank this incredibly generous area in advance and encourage you to join us in supporting the nonprofits that are vital to the health and well-being of our region.
MAF Community Impact Fund This fund supports our vision to work as a knowledgeable and innovative community foundation that promotes philanthropy and drives transformative action to strengthen our region and improve lives.
Shared Spaces Fund This fund supports Shared Spaces, a Center for Nonprofit Collaboration, and its mission to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the region’s nonprofit sector in order to support a healthy and vibrant Mankato area.
Designated Funds
Community Fund for Youth Fund This fund supports projects and programs focused on children and youth in the Greater Mankato area.
Women's Giving Circle Open to anyone, the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) was established to amplify the power of collective giving by bringing women together. The WGC meets quarterly to distribute grants to projects and programs that improve the lives of women and children through the Greater Mankato area.

Annual Gift: $450
Quarterly Gift: $125

Annual Gift: $225
Quarterly Gift: $62.50

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Donor Advised Funds
Bob and Linda Sanger Legacy Fund
Elks Charitable Fund Established in 2018, the Elks Charitable fund focuses its support on veteran, youth, and community programs demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks share in perpetuity.
Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Established in 2017, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund focuses on building community cancer awareness and support through their Caring Box program and collaboration with organizations that provide important information, resources, and services to area cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
Funds Held For Others - Agency Partners
Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS) Fund Since 1969, BENCHS has been operating as a no-kill shelter that provides care for homeless pets within Blue Earth and Nicollet counties.
Educare Foundation Fund Educare, established in 1995, is a non-profit, public entity which provides financial support to Mankato Area Public Schools, beyond the normal operating budgets, for programs and activities that enhance educational opportunities for all students.
Feeding Our Communities Partners (FOCP) Fund Founded in 2010, FOCP strives to engage the community in providing youth hunger relief and to inspire nutrition learning through their various programs.
Mankato Clinic Foundation Fund In existence since 1965, the Mankato Clinic Foundation’s mission is to encourage and support the health and well-being of the community through initiatives that promote and improve community wellness.
Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC) Fund MVAC is a non-profit community action agency, providing resources and opportunities that empower people in low-wage work since 1965.
United Way Planned Gift Fund Agency Fund
VINE Faith in Action Fund Developed in 1994, VINE promotes quality of life and a culture of caring by coordinating volunteers and services that are vital to the well-being of people with long-term health needs and difficult life circumstances.
YWCA Mankato Women's Fund Established in 1926, YWCA Mankato is a collaborative leader and catalyst for social change focused on gender and race.
Funds Held For Others-Sponsored Funds
Emy Frentz Arts Guild
Get Mankato Personal Protection Equipment Get Mankato PPE (personal protection equipment) is a temporary fund to bring together donors and volunteers to focus on how to help with homemade personal protection equipment for the healthcare sector.
Greater Mankato Hockey Day Minnesota Fund
NivBluCares Fund
Other Funds