2021 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 the deserving applicants, to the family who give so generously and to our hard working Winona Foundation Board!
APPLICATIONS BEGIN JANUARY 1ST
“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 2020
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.
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 2020 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.