On December 1, 2022, the Winona Noon Lions Club, Winona Rivertown, Winona Sunset, and the Celanese Community Foundation accomplished their Phase 2 fundraising goal for the Every Child’s Dream Park Fund, which supports an ability-inclusive playground. The Winona Lion’s Club raised $103,388.68 to donate to the City of Winona for this special project. The Winona Community Foundation served as the fiscal sponsor for this special project.

Their phase project goal was to include the installation of two pavilions that each include four picnic tables and a canopy to cover two of the park benches. This was developed with the intention of offering families the opportunity to enjoy a picnic meal, shade, or a simply a place to sit while children play on the equipment. This special project fund helps make the Winona community a greater place to live by creating an inclusive space for all to enjoy.

The Winona Community Foundation exists to support and build our community, and the Foundation has been the fiscal sponsor of the Every Child’s Dream Park since its inception. The Foundation is a great partner for nonprofit causes or charitable projects or initiatives. For many years, the Foundation has helped local charitable projects get off the ground by providing fiscal and administrative infrastructure they need to operate through a fiscal sponsorship agreement. People don’t give to the Winona Community Foundation — they give through us.