The Mankato Kiwanis club has two 501(c)3 organizations to which both members and non-members are welcome to contribute:

Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship foundation was created approximately nine years ago to help recognize and support students in the Mankato Area. A fund raising campaign helped the foundation reach a goal of $100,000 in 2010.

The total scholarship amount awarded each year is currently $8,000, but current income from the foundation is $1,200/yr. (1.2% interest). The balance is funded by club. Some scholarships were increased since fund was established to reflect the rising costs of tuition.

Scholarships Awarded:

  • MSU Business
  • MSU Social Services
  • MSU College of Education
  • MSU Athletics
  • MSU Environmental Physics
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • South Central College
  • Rasmussen College
  • High School students: East, West, Loyola
  • Students of the Month- One from our club plus two from MnDak Foundation
  • Riverbend Academy
Foundation Chair: Scott Wojcik 
Account Manager: Chris Roe
Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs: Barb Embacher & Jeff Lang

For more information contact Shannon Gullickson at 507 625 4715 or e-mail

How to Give:
Checks can be made out to “Mankato Downtown Kiwanis Education Foundation"

You may want to consider:
  • Designating your “Birthday Gift” to a foundation.
  • Starting a matching campaign
  • Adding this fund to your annual donation or long term gift plans