Monday, January 22, 2018

To thank organizations that are helping support its mission, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $67,000 in grants to 12 deserving organizations within the area.

Receiving grants for quarter one are: Greater Mankato Area United Way, Project Community Connect ($1,000), Greater Mankato Diversity Council ($3,000), LEEP ($5,000), Salvation Army of Mankato ($3,000), Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center ($3,000), Centenary United Methodist Church, Holy Grounds Breakfast ($3,000), Minnesota State University – Mankato, Camp Maverick ($3,000), ECHO Food Shelf ($3,000), Wellcome Manor Family Services ($1,500), St. Peter Recreation Leisure Services Department, Memory Minder Kits and Memory Café ($1,500), South Central Community College student scholarships ($10,000) and Greater Mankato Area United Way, First Steps ($30,000).

Mankato Clinic physicians provide the majority of the Foundation funding as a way to give back to the community by providing support to organizations which strive to improve health and wellness in the communities they serve. Since 2008, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has provided more than $1,355,519 in grants and scholarships to worthwhile organizations, programs and projects. 

The 12 organizations that received quarter three funding are living out the Foundation’s mission with the work they do and the Mankato Clinic Foundation is proud to support them.

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered through an application process. More information and applications can be found at The next grant application deadline is March 1, 2018.

About the Mankato Clinic Foundation

A small, dedicated group of physicians started the Mankato Clinic Foundation in 1965, making it one of the oldest foundations in Minnesota. Since that time, the Foundation has expanded its reach by supporting community health events and offering educational health-related programs to the community. The foundation receives the majority of its funding from Mankato Clinic physicians, along with giving by Mankato Clinic staff and the greater Mankato community.