Mankato Area Foundation Announces Women’s Giving Circle Recipients

    May 21st, 2020

    MANKATO, MN – The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce the recent recipients of the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC)’s 2nd Quarter grants. A total of $7,500 was granted to the following three programs, with each program receiving $2,500.

    • Feeding Our Communities Partners – Backpack Food Program
    • Community Response Fund
    • Partners for Affordable Housing

    Since the establishment of the Women’s Giving Circle in 2019, the program has distributed $57,750 to nonprofit organizations in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties.

    Quarterly, members of the WGC gather to determine projects and programs to support through a nomination and voting process. Although the group has not been able to meet in person since the beginning of the pandemic, it has continued to convene virtually.

    “We look forward to meeting in person when it is safe to do so. Until then, the Women’s Giving Circle will continue giving during these challenging times when organizations need funding the most,” says Laura Stevens, co-founder of the Women’s Giving Circle.

    For more information on how to join the Women’s Giving Circle, please visit

    About the Mankato Area Foundation

    The Mankato Area Foundation is a donor-driven community foundation whose purpose is to improve the livability in Greater Mankato through philanthropy. Our community foundation connects donors with causes they care about, provides funding to address key community objectives and convenes individuals and organizations to find solutions for local challenges.