The Winona Foundation is proud to be active in and around the beautiful "island" city of Winona since 1983, continuing the family legacy since 1855. 

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2019 granting will begin Jan 1 2019. Your grant request form will be on this page at that time.

Thank you to everyone involved in this process: to all the deserving applicants, to the family who give so generously and to our hard working Winona Foundation Board!

2019 GRANT 
APPLICATIONS HAVE
BEGUN

New Web Site

We begin 2019 with a brand new site.

2019 Applications

Applications for 2019 Grants begin January 1st, 2019.

Winona Visit

In October 2018 Winona Foundations Board Directors visit Winona, MN.

2018 Board Changes

Board Seat Changes for 2018.

MISSION

STATEMENT

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“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 2018
The Board would like to thank Lissa Edwards, Michael Roth, Myriah Jazsazian, Polly Mickle and Scott Hagg for six years of remarkable service.

We are excited to be adding four new board members this June.

About Us

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. 

GRANTEES

Every year the Winona Foundation awards grants to non-profits from the Winona, MN area.  
There were 13 grants for 2018.
Congratulations to all awardees.

FAMILY HISTORY

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. 

LAIRD NORTON FAMILY:
THE WINONA FOUNDATION NEEDS YOU

Join the best family board ever. Send applications to  winonafoundation@gmail.com