The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce Pioneer Bank has donated $10,000 to assist them as they continue to respond to the needs of the community through grants and aid to regional projects. One of these projects has been the Community Response Fund, a partnership with the Greater Mankato Area United Way, to address emerging needs in our region and provide instant funds to local nonprofits—providing food, shelter and educational assistance.

“We are humbled to make this gift to the Mankato Area Foundation,” said David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank. “The work the foundation supports makes a tremendous impact in the Greater Mankato Area. Pioneer Bank is proud to support the Mankato community in this way.”

“This significant gift from Pioneer Bank will benefit the entire community through work of the Mankato Area Foundation which manages over 108 charitable funds, providing 530 grants in 2020,” said Maureen Gustafson, MAF Donor Relations and Programs Director.

In addition, numerous individuals and businesses have been providing generous gifts to MAF as a part of the Giving Looks Good on Us year-end campaign. For more information or to donate, visit or call 507.389.4583.