The Educare Foundation will present Mankato Area Public Schools with more than $92,000 in Educator Initiative Grants for five programs.

The money will allow the district’s Get Fit! Stay Fit! pilot program to be added to all Mankato elementary schools; lead to the expansion of the band program at West High School; and add a MakerSpace at the elementary schools that don’t have them yet.

The Educare grants will also fund Biomedical equipment for East and West High Schools and vinyl cutters for their FabLabs.

The grants will be presented at Friday’s Spring Benefit held at Chankaska Creek Winery.