Wednesday, February 03, 2016

To thank organizations that are helping support its mission, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has approved $24,265 in grants to 13 deserving organizations within the area for quarter 1. 

Receiving grants for quarter three are: Greater Mankato Diversity Council ($4,000), St. Peter Community Childcare Center ($1,000), Life-Work Planning Center ($3,500), Mankato Area Lifelong Learners ($2,000), Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, Mankato Area ($3,500), Blue Earth County Fair Association ($500), Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Elementary ($1,000), Options for Women ($1,500), Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center ($3,000), Greater Mankato Area United Way ($1,000), Mankato Community Education and Recreation Adaptive Ski Team ($265), River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic Foundation ($2,500) and Stakeholders for Educational Success ($500).

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 $1,303,815 in grants and scholarships to worthwhile organizations, programs and projects. 

The 13 organizations that received quarter one 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, 2016.

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.