We are happy to provide this listing of local nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status according to the IRS of the United States.

If you have updates or changes, please contact Foundation staff at [email protected]

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Advocacy Center of Winona
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The Advocacy Center of Winona empowers victims/survivors of sexual & domestic violence. The ACW provides free and confidential services.
Art of the Rural
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Art of the Rural is a collaborative organization with a mission to advance rural culture and quality of life through relationships that connect communities, cultivate dialogue, and forward rural-urban exchange.

Benedictine Foundation
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The mission of the Benedictine Foundation Winona is to enhance the lives of the residents of Benedictine Saint Anne, Benedictine Callista Court and clients of Benedictine Adult Day Center by providing additional services, equipment and specialized services that may not otherwise be available except for the charitable gifts shared by our donors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region
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BBBS7 plays a vital role in building healthy communities through youth development. Continuing the personal connection between our Bigs and Littles is more important than ever to ensure every child’s potential is ignited.

Bluffview Montessori School
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Bluffview Montessori School is a public, tuition-free K-8 charter school that uses the principles of Montessori education to help each child reach their full potential. The school is also home to a tuition-based Montessori preschool program for children 33 months through six years.

Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota
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Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota serves the poor and marginalized, advocates for social justice, and calls all people to the ministry of Christ.

Cotter Schools
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Cotter Schools challenges students to achieve their full potential and use their lives in the service of others. Cotter Schools serves students from 16 months through Grade 12 and cherishes experiences of faith and community, excellence in education and attention to each individual student.

Elder Network
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Elder Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1988 in Rochester Minnesota, now serving Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona Counties. Educational offerings and support groups are open to anyone that would like to attend. Elder Network has developed nine non-medical programs that support seniors and their caregivers. We collaborate with other organizations so that we are able to support seniors and their caregivers whether we do the service or whether we refer them to an organization that provides the services such as Senior Advocacy, Education, Support Groups, Companion Services, Respite Care In-Home, Friendly Visitors, Technology Assistance, and Medical and Non-Medical Transportation.

Engage Winona
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Engage Winona drives equitable civic action and social change by working to ensure everyone has access, voice and power in community planning, decision-making and change-making.

Family & Children's Center
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Family & Children’s Center is an agency that provides a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being.

Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools
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The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools enriches and expands educational opportunities in Winona Area Public Schools by supporting important programs and projects that would otherwise not be available via normal district resources.

Friends of Winona Parks
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The Friends of Winona Parks is a community organization to keep some ash trees alive and reforest the parks of Winona with a devise tree population. Donations are ran through Winona Community Foundation and are tax deductible.

Front Porch Unity
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Front Porch Unity is a organization that provides a mentoring program to children and young adults ages 12-24 that are considered at-risk or transitioning into adulthood with opportunities for sport and professional development.

Frozen River Film Festival
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The Frozen River Film Festival offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, adventure travel and sports, and diverse cultures while showcasing the art of documentary film. Our films often explore issues, concerns, and life’s successes that are usually not covered in the local media.

Grace Place
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Grace Place has been serving Winona and the surrounding community areas since 1992. Grace Place believes in long-term care for families and that an investment in people is an investment in the community. Our mission is realized through community support, mentoring, birth-to-five programming, financial literacy and life skills programs, and other resources that strengthen families and individuals.

Great River Shakespeare Festival
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The mission of the Great River Shakespeare Festival is to enrich people’s lives by creating dynamic clearly understood productions of Shakespeare and other playwrights who celebrate the spoken word.

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties
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Habitat for Humanity is a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope.

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
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Hiawatha Valley Mental Health delivers exceptional, responsive and consumer focused behavioral health services.

Home and Community Options, Inc.
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Home & Community Options (HCO) provides quality services that maximize the independence of those they serve, to support individuals as they live happy and productive lives close to family and friends, and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities within the local community.

Hope Harbor
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Hope Harbor transforms lives through a cohesive program including education, biblical counsel, life skills, and spiritual growth all focused on restoration to the family unit.

Hope Lutheran High School
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Hope Lutheran’s mission is to preserve and extend the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

Let's Erase The Stigma
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Let’s Erase The Stigma is fiscally sponsored by Engage Winona.
Let’s Erase The Stigma is committed to navigating individuals through the shame attached to a stigma such as criminal history, chemical dependency, bad credit, and/or a negative medical diagnosis. This organization provides services tailored to provide resources to educate, empower and encourage personal growth.
Live Well Winona
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Live Well Winona is a community health hub dedicated to supporting healthy activities and lifestyles in and around the Winona region.

Mid West Music Fest
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Mid West Music Fest promotes music and art in the region, creating opportunities for artists, stimulating downtown economic development, and providing diverse educational resources for artists, community members, and children.

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (Affiliate ...
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The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts exists to provide quality arts education and performance by nurturing and encouraging artistic expression in children and adults. Their service to the community ranges from recreational to pre-professional performing and visual arts curriculum and programming designed to provide physical and aesthetic benefits, heightened self-respect, discipline, and confidence.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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The Minnesota Marine Art Museum engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.

Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation
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The Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation assists the college in the fulfillment of its mission and vision— preparing students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer. The Foundation develops financial and community resources for students, faculty, staff, employers, and the communities within our service area. The Foundation is a 501 c(3) organization governed by an all-volunteer board of directors.

Pickwick Fire and Rescue
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Pickwick Fire and Rescue is a non-profit volunteer Fire Department that provides fire and emergency medical services for towns of Richmond and Homer townships in rural Winona County, as well as U.S. Hwy 61 along the Mississippi River.

Planned Humanity
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Planned Humanity is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. Planned Humanity seeks to ensure partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.

Polish Cultural Institute
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The Polish Cultural Institute of Winona educates visitors from across the country about the 150-year history of Polish immigrants. These immigrants came from the northern region of Poland known as Kashubia.

Project FINE
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Project FINE is an organization that helps newcomers integrate into the community. They provide foreign language interpreters and translators as well as opportunities for education, information, referral, and empowerment for immigrants and refugees.