The Winona Community Foundation
Strengthens our Community Through Philanthropy

We believe philanthropy has the power to transform lives and shape the future of our community and world. And, we believe everyone has the potential and capacity to be a philanthropist. With that as our guiding principle, we work to help people of all means improve our community and world – today and in the future. We provide the expertise, network of partners, and research that enables you to maximize your impact on your community’s greatest needs and opportunities.

The Winona Community Foundation offers a range of charitable options and funds for individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to accomplish their philanthropic goals. As your trusted partner, resource, and steward for community philanthropy, the Winona Community Foundation is committed to helping every individual give back in a way that is both meaningful to them and the causes they care about.

Who We Work With


  • Learn to give wisely

  • Create a fund

  • Manage your fund

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  • See available grants

  • Learn the grant process

  • Apply for grants

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  • Strengthen client relationships

  • Connect clients to local causes

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About Us

Inspired by the area’s rich tradition of generosity, the Winona Community Foundation strengthens our community through philanthropy.

Mission Statement

The Winona Community Foundation is a catalyst for igniting generosity and building the vibrant and enduring place we call home.

The Winona Community Foundation improves the quality of life in the Winona area by:

  • Educating the public about the practice of philanthropy and its benefits both to donors and to the community
  • Connecting people with charitable intent and resources with organizations and causes that can advance the public good
  • Gathering, preserving, and stewarding philanthropic resources
  • Collaborating with other charitable organizations
  • Serving as a catalyst for selected community initiatives
  • Making grants to projects and causes that address both the needs and the opportunities present in the community

Vision Statement

The Winona Community Foundation, where purposeful giving changes lives forever.