Fiscal Sponsorships

The Winona Community Foundation is a great partner for nonprofit causes or charitable projects or initiatives. For many years, the Winona Community 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. Funds we are currently managing or have managed here at the Foundation include:

  • Ready Set School of Winona County
  • BK5K Youth

  • Goodfellows Fund
  • Winona Park & Development Dog Park Project

  • Winona Area Toys for Kids
  • Anthem Skate Park

  • Dive and Rescue of Winona

  • Friends of Winona Parks

  • East End/Sobieski Park Lodge Project
  • Steamboat Days of Winona

  • Engage Winona – Now established as an independent 501(c)(3)
  • Friends of Treatment Court

  • Lions Club Every Child’s Dream Project (Lake Park Playground)
  • Frozen River Film Festival – Now established as an independent 501(c)(3)

  • Winona’s Little Warriors Drumline

  • Nordic Ski Club of Winona

  • Resilient Winona County

  • Sandbar Storytelling Festival

  • Winona Rotary Charitable Fund

If you are a nonprofit looking to outsource financial responsibilities or you have a charitable project that needs professional management and nonprofit status to get started, please contact us!

How to Start

  • Contact Winona Community Foundation staff to review your needs. A special project or initiative needs to have charitable intent and be aligned with tax-exempt purposes.
  • Complete a “Fiscal Sponsorship” application which will be reviewed by the Foundation Board of Directors. This will be provided to you after your needs are reviewed with Foundation staff.


Nancy Brown, CFRE

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