WINONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

aka Winona Community Foundation   |   Winona, MN   |  winonacf.org

Mission

Inspired by the area's rich tradition of generosity, the Winona Community Foundation strengthens our community through philanthropy.  Educating the public about the benefits WCF offers donors and the community.  Connecting people with charitable intent and resources with organizations and causes that can advance the public good.

Ruling year info

1994

President/CEO

Nancy McIntire Brown CFRE

Main address

Winona Community Foundation 111 Riverfront, Suite 2 E

Winona, MN 55987 USA

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EIN

36-3500853

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a community foundation, the Winona Community Foundation is focused on building philanthropy in the greater Winona area. Through offering a variety of fund types, collaborating with nonprofit organizations, and partnering with professional advisors, the Foundation seeks to build a permanent endowment that will infuse the community's nonprofits with needed operating funds, allow it to invest in solving difficult problems, and take advantage of opportunities that will help the community thrive.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Donor Advised Grants

Winona Community Foundation holds many donor advised funds. These funds may or may not be endowed. Donor advisors may direct funds to public charities for use within their specifications. Although most donor advisors will benefit state or local charities, they may direct anywhere within the United States.

Population(s) Served

Applications are received from the Winona Community and reviewed by the grant committee for awards

Population(s) Served

The Winona Nonprofit Alliance is a collective o nonprofits in the Winona area. Its purpose is to allow space for nonprofit leaders and staff to share opportunities, challenges, learn, and exchange ideas to strengthen the nonprofit community. The Winona Community Foundation facilitates the group.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Community Foundation National Standards Board 2015

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donor-advised funds

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Donor Advised Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DAFSs are an important vehicle for directing philanthropy into the community and beyond. Fees generated support the community grant program. Reclassifying funds make it appear there was a drop in 2020

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is reporting the dollar amount of funds awarded via the Winona Community Foundation's community grant program whereby organizations must submit a formal application.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Winona Community Foundation will foster a healthy, dynamic community where all people have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others.

This will be accomplished by educating the public about philanthropy, connecting people with needs, and collaborating with other charitable organizations, working with professional advisors to increase their comfort level with talking to their clients about philanthropy.

In 2018, the board of directors more than doubled the dollars available for its community grant program. In order to continue growth, it will be vital that the executive director, in collaboration with the board, will increase giving directly to the foundation as well as increase the number and diversity of donor advised funds held by the foundation. This will be accomplished through personal contacts and diverse communication channels.

The progress at the foundation has increased by the increased involvement in the community speaking on the rewards of philanthropy through the foundation.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), one-on-one visits,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We successfully changed the turn around time from when a fund advisor makes a distribution request to when it is sent. We changed our competitive grant cycle from four periods to two, cleaned up the application process, and clarified our funding priorities.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WINONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 5/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andrew Guzzo

Merchants Bank

Term: 2021 -


Board co-chair

Amanda Hedlund

Habitat for Humanity - Winona and Fillmore Counties

Term: 2021 -

Denise McDowell

Winona State University

Jerry Papenfuss

Community Leader

Kathleen Peterson

Community Leader

Cheri Eddy

Keller Williams Realty

Aaron Young

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Kevin O'Reilly

Peerless Chain

Genelle Groh Beck

RTP Company

Ann Gibson

Community Leader

Bob Deter

Community Leader

Angela Lallemont

Lallemont Law Office

Corey Hancock

Benchmark Electronics

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/30/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/30/2019

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.