We work with nonprofits to meet immediate and long-term
community needs!

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, families, and businesses, the Winona Community Foundation administers opportunities for nonprofits in our area to apply for financial support.

In addition to offering granting opportunities, we are always happy to serve as a sounding board for all things charitable giving. We are grateful for the opportunity to help you inspire your donors, structure complex gifts, and implement strategies to grow your rainy-day funds and long-term assets.

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Fiscal Sponsorships



You can secure your organization’s financial future for generations to come. 

What is an Agency Fund?

This type of fund serves a variety of nonprofit organizations seeking to benefit from its investment expertise. This allows the organization to focus on delivering on their mission.

Why choose an agency fund?

Frequently, an organization’s board of directors is at a loss when it comes to growing an endowment, structuring and accepting gifts of real estate and other hard-to-value assets, and following best practices for establishing and following an investment policy. Happily, by establishing a fund at the Winona Community foundation, the Foundation can step in as your behind-the-scenes back office, giving your board and staff more time to focus on your programs and donors.

An endowment or agency fund at the Winona Community Foundation is a powerful tool to help secure your organization’s financial future for generations to come. A few of the many benefits include:

  • Nonprofit organizations frequently establish funds at the Winona Community Foundation to set aside reserves or rainy day funds.

  • The team at the Winona Community Foundation is adept at navigating the specific accounting standards that are unique to this type of arrangement.

  • The Winona Community Foundation can help establish investment policies and gift acceptance policies, making it easier for you to engage in fundraising discussions.

As always, we are here to help. Our tools and services make it easier for you to grow your reserve funds and endowments. We look forward to continuing to work together.

To set up an agency fund or for more information, please contact President/CEO, Nancy M. Brown, at nbrown@winonacf.org or (507) 454-6511.

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