Expanding resources at the Warming Center to ensuring we don’t lose Family Art Day, the second quarter Community Grant Program of the Winona Community Foundation was filled with great proposals. Although the board had to make tough decisions, it is pleased to provide funding for the following:

$5,000 to Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota to double the overnight capacity at the Winona Community Warming Center from ten to twenty.

$2,000 to Elder Network to assess the needs of seniors, recruit and train volunteers and companions, and provide caregiver support in Winona County.

$3,500 to Frozen River Film Festival to further its mission to engage, educate, and activate citizens through the art of documentary film-making.

$4,000 to River Arts Alliance to secure Family Art Day for another year. Family Art Day is free and open-to-the public. It allows the community to explore visual arts, music, performance and dance in a physically accessible location. Local artists engage participants in painting, drawing, throwing clay, book arts and more.

$3,500 to Winona ORC to purchase a Cummins commercial crosscut shredder. More than a piece of equipment, the shredder will increase productivity, expand the types of jobs ORC can accept, and provide meaningful employment for our community’s special needs population.

The board would like to provide more funding, but it doesn’t happen without you! If you would like to learn more about the Winona Community Foundation, contact Nancy Brown at 507.454.6511 or wcf@winonacf.org.