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2023 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!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 GRANT 
PARTNERS

2023 Applications

Applications for 2023 Grants begin January 1st, 2023

2022 GRANTEES LIST

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Bandshell Restoration

2021 Board Changes

Board Seat Changes for 2022

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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.  Congratulations to all awardees.

See full list of 2022 Grantees.

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. 

MISSION

STATEMENT

“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”.