2022 granting will begin Jan 1st. Your grant request form will be on this page at that time.
Thank you to everyone involved in this process: to all our community partners, to the family who give so generously, and to our hard working Winona Foundation Board!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 GRANT
“The purpose of the Winona Foundation is to contribute to the cultural, historical and educational heritage of Winona, Minnesota. Foundation funds will be used to conserve or enlarge upon existing organizations and programs to foster innovative projects with this heritage in mind”.
NEW BOARD CHANGES FOR 2021
The Board would like to thank Sebastian Valentino Mickle for six years of remarkable service.
The Winona Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization funded and administered by the family and heirs of the Laird Norton Co. which began operations in Winona, MN. in 1855.
Every year the Winona Foundation awards grants to non-profits from the Winona, MN area. Congratulations to all awardees.
See full list of 2021 Grantees.
In 1854 William H. Laird and cousins Mathew and James Norton followed earlier family members who had previously moved to Winona, MN. There they established a business together, the Laird Norton Co., that would eventually include lumber milling, manufacture and retail.