MANKATO (May 30, 2023) — To support health and wellness in our region, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $37,500 in grants to community organizations during quarter two.    

Grants approved in quarter two are:  

  • Blue Earth County Library System – Summer Health and Wellness Events – $500
  • Greater Mankato Area United Way – Mental Health Youth Navigator – $12,500
  • Greater Mankato Diversity Council – K-12 Promoting Respect Workshops – $1,000
  • Friends of Learning – Backpacks of school supplies for St. Peter and rural Nicollet County – $2,000
  • HACER – Workshops on how to handle bullying for Latino families – $3,000  
  • Junior Achievement North – Biz Town – $1,000
  • Lutheran Social Services – Foster Care children’s immediate needs – $2,000
  • Mankato Area BMX – Helmets – $2,500
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation – Camp Maverick Rec ‘N Read and Rec ‘N Read after school program – $5,000
  • MRCI – Inclusive Communities – $4,500
  • New Foundations Saint Peter – Grass and Roots Outdoors for youth – $2,500
  • Wellcome Manor Family Services – Opioid Overdose Project – $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 years, the Mankato Clinic Foundation hasprovided more than $2 millin in schlarships and grants to worthwile 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 September 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.