MANKATO (November 15, 2023) — To support health and wellness in our region, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $25,000 in grants to community organizations during quarter four.    

Grants approved in quarter four are:  

  • Aging Services for Communities – Volunteer Driver Program – $3,000
  • Apple Tree Dental – Facility expansion to better provide free dental care – $5,000
  • imagineOne – Children’s literacy program – $4,250
  • Lutheran Social Services – Meals for Seniors – $3,000
  • Mankato Area Public Schools – Connecting Kids Scholarships – $3,000
  • Mankato Ballet Company – Arts Access and Outreach Program – $3,000
  • MN Brain Injury Force – Brain Bash Events – $1,000
  • Saint Peter Recreation Department – Fall Music Program – $750
  • Southern MN Crisis Nursery/Ivy House – $2,000

Mankato Clinic physicians provide the majority of the foundation funding as a way to give back to the community and support organizations that strive to improve health and wellness in the communities they serve. In the last 10 years, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has provided more than $2 million in scholarships and grants to worthwhile organizations and programs.

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 December 1.  

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 funding local programs, scholarships and organizations that improve people’s health and wellness. The foundation receives the majority of its funding from Mankato Clinic physicians, along with giving by Mankato Clinic staff and the greater Mankato community.