In December of 2022, a community partner, Altra Federal Credit Union, donated a gift of $2,500 to the Winona Community Foundation. Altra was selected to be one of the ten credit unions given a $10,000 donation from the SCU’s Credit Union Give Back Sweepstakes to give charities of their choice. Winona Community Foundation was one of the four organizations selected to receive this a gift.

When you give the Winona Community Foundation, you are a catalyst in ensuring we can do what we do today, tomorrow, and even better, for future generations. At its heart, the Foundation exists to serve as a permanent source of charitable dollars for the benefit of all who live, work, and play in this wonderful place we call home.

A few examples of what we’ve accomplished with our donors in 2022 include:

  • Establishing the Foundation’s Community Impact Endowment to support the Winona community forever. This special fund will be invested to create charitable resources for generations to come.
  • Granting our over $1.8 million to eligible, 501(c)3 nonprofits through donor-directed grants to community causes important to them.
  • $149,959 awarded to 23 local nonprofits through Community Grants.
  • $165,000 granted to individuals in need through our Emergency Assistance Fund.
  • Supporting local nonprofits directly including sponsoring the Winona Nonprofit Alliance and providing administrative support to local nonprofits such as Goodfellows, BK5K, Ready Set School, and others.

We all want our community to thrive, and we want to be your partner. When you invest in the Winona Community Foundation, you take on our community’s biggest challenges – and seize our biggest opportunities. Thank you, Altra Federal Credit Union, as your gift will make a difference in our local community.