A dozen local organizations are awarded $67,000 in grants by the Mankato Clinic Foundation. The groups are chosen based on their work to live out the Foundation's mission. Grant totals range from $1,000 to the Greater Mankato United Way Project Community Connect to $30,000 for the Greater Mankato Area United Way First Steps program. Since 2008, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has provided more than $1.3 million dollars in grants and scholarships to organizations, programs and projects.