MANKATO (January 30, 2024) — To support health and wellness in our region, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $111,200 in grants to community organizations during quarter one.     

Grants approved in quarter one are:  

  • Greater Mankato Area United Way – First Steps program for healthy pregnancies and healthy babies, $44,200
  • Educare Foundation – student enrichment grants, $25,000
  • Feeding Our Community Partners – High School Food Pantry, $5,000
  • VINE Faith in Action – Walk with Ease fitness program for people with Arthritis, $5,000
  • COPAL – Community Health Promoters to serve Latin American families, $5,000
  • Connections Shelter – Street Medicine, $5,000
  • Alliances and Outreach for Kids (AOK) Mankato – Feed & Read Book Drive in partnership with Feeding our Communities Partners, $4,800
  • St. Peter Public Schools North Elementary – Kindness Retreat for 4th Graders, $3,500
  • Twin Rivers Council for the Arts – Mankato & North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer’s to support people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia with community education and engagement programs, $3,000
  • Gustavus Adolphus College – Suicide Prevention Project for GAC students, $2,500
  • Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center – Senior Lunch & Learn and Fit Kids programs, $2,500
  • Seeds of Hope – summer camp for children served by social service system, $2,500
  • Gustavus Adolphus College – Saints Digital Wellbeing Project partners GAC students with St. Peter High School Project for Teens to promote digital wellbeing to middle school students, $2,200
  • Mankato Area United Way – Project Community Connect, $1,000

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 yeras, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has provided mroe than $2 million in scholarships and grants to worthwhile organziations and programs.  

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered through an application process. Visit Mankato Clinic Foundation to learn more. The next grant application deadline is March 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.