About Us

The Educare Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1995, has provided more than $1.3 million in financial support to Mankato Area Public Schools. Educare’s support through Educator Initiative Grants and Ed Waltman Mini Grants goes beyond the normal operating budget to fund programs and activities that enhance educational opportunities for all students, encourage teachers to explore new ways of learning and provide a vital link between the community and the classroom.

Educare has one annual fundraiser. Every dollar raised stays local and supports the Mankato Area Public Schools:

Our goals are to enable all students to work to their greatest potential by providing support for continuous improvement and innovation in teaching methods.