Wednesday, August 21, 2019

MANKATO (August 21, 2019) — To support organizations that share its mission, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $25,700 in grants to deserving organizations during quarter three.  

 Receiving grants for quarter three are:

  • Nicollet Alliance for Prevention Against Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs ($500)
  • Connecting Kids – Youth sports and arts scholarships ($4,000)
  • Southern MN Independent Living Enterprises – SMILES Pedestrian Safety Chalkfest ($2,000)
  • One Bright Star – Children’s Memorial Service ($2,500)
  • South Central Minnesota Pride Youth Division ($1,000)
  • Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Schools – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports ($1,500)
  • Feeding Our Communities Partners ($2,500)
  • Options for Women Mankato – Foundations of Fatherhood ($1,700)
  • Blue Earth County Human Services – RealCare Baby Curriculum ($1,000)
  • House of Hope – Shared Solution Addiction Summit ($1,000)
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – Foster Care Mentorship ($2,500)
  • Deva Nation – NicBluCares, online database of community resources ($5,000)
  • St. Peter Area Food Shelf – Fresh Produce Distribution ($500)

Mankato Clinic physicians provide the majority of the foundation funding as a way to give back to the community and support organizations which strive to improve health and wellness in the communities they serve. In the last 10 years, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has provided more than $1.8 million in scholarships and grants to worthwhile organizations, programs and projects.

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered through an application process. More information and applications can be found here. The next grant application deadline is September 1 and December 1, 2019.

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.