Winthrop Foundation

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The Foundation’s Grant Program will accept applications annually.  All applications for 2016 are due by December 09, 2016.

All applications must include the Winthrop Area Foundation Grant Cover Page, narrative and follow guidelines.

For a copy of the grant guidelines and an application, click here.

The Winthrop Area Foundation was established in 2003 with generous gifts from area residents.  The endowment itself, which continues to grow, is an affiliate fund of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

The mission of the Foundation is to benefit the people of the greater Winthrop Area.  Our mission is supported by our yearly grants to local groups in each of these areas:

  • Economic Growth
  • Youth & Education
  • Local History
  • Community Projects & Activities

Interest from the endowment fund is distributed via a grant application process annually.  Grant recipients have included:

  • The Winthrop Alumni Association
  • Winthrop Historical Society
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Winthrop General Federation of Women
  • Santa’s Helpers
  • Winthrop Library Friends
  • Winthrop Emergency Management
  • The “Welcome to Winthrop” sign project

For more information, please contact the Foundation Board President, Peggy Jones at, or 507-647-5913.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation or a memorial, it can be directed to:

Winthrop Area Foundation
PO Box 172
Winthrop, MN 55396

To donate now:

Click here for our page on

Thank You!

The Winthrop Foundation Board: Dawn Fritz, June Oman, Peggy Jones,  Steve Saxton, Arlys Lindstrand, Donna Schiro, Kellie Sloot, and Mary Renner.