Winona Health is committed to meeting the health and wellness needs of our community, and we support programs and/or events that strive to do the same. As a charitable organization, Winona Health gives careful consideration to local non-profit organizations requests for funding as we believe in the importance of building better communities in the area where we live.
To apply for a donation from Winona Health’s Community Partnership Fund, please submit a Donation Request Application to Winona Health, Nicole Schossow, 855 Mankato Ave, Winona, MN 55987. You may access an online version of the form here.
The organization should be a not-for-profit corporation with a 501© (3) tax-exempt status. Applications not having a 501© (3) status may still be given consideration.
The request must either:
- Address a documented community health or wellness issue. Highest priority will be given to preventive care, reduction of obesity and mental health needs.
- Benefit area youth in the areas of health and wellness.
- Support a project directly benefiting the Winona Health service area.
In order to provide the most benefit for the community, Winona Health funds many smaller projects instead of fewer larger projects.
Each year, Winona Health hosts the Ben & Adith Miller Golf Classic benefiting the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund. As a result, and with few exceptions, Winona Health will no longer fund charity golf events.
If approved, only one request per calendar year will be awarded to any given nonprofit.
The donation application process may take 4 to 6 weeks for review completion. Once the application has been submitted, a committee of Winona Health staff members will review the request based on the above criteria and budget parameters.
The committee reviews donation requests once a month, typically the second week of the month. The committee is looking to ensure the donation request meets the above criteria and will contact the nonprofit if additional information is requested.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please call the Health & Wellness Services Department at (507) 457-4161.