Windom Area Foundation

Your giving today helps support tomorrow


Each year, projects and needs emerge that simply make our area better. Thanks to local gifts, Windom Area Foundation helps push these efforts over the finish line.


Donate to Endowment Fund
Getting Involved

Together, we can make a difference


We provide a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to help you give back. Grants will be made to non-profit groups that strengthen our community and surrounding area. Windom Area Foundation is backed by the respected Southwest Initiative Foundation, which has 501(c)(3) status and serves 30 cities in the region.

MakING a Donation

Your gift will be used to invest in people and projects that will benefit the Windom area. Windom Area Foundation provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach
to giving back to the community. Make designated gifts to new or existing funds or support our permanent endowment fund.

Why SHould you donate

Worth it

Spread the Good

Your  gift could potentially benefit multiple
projects and continue to provide community support
over a period of years.

Tax Deductions

 The Windom Area Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
which allows all gifts to be deductible to the full
extent of the law.

Create a LEgacy

A fund may be established in the name of a family, friend, or organization with assurance that the proceeds will benefit the community well beyond the donor’s lifetime.

Ensured Local Success

Southwest Initiative Foundation provides assistance
in coordinating compliance with all state and federal charitable giving regulations.

 What Drives Us

Our Mission

Connecting donors with causes – Making the Windom area a great place to live, work and play.


Why we support
Windom Area Foundation

sanford health

“Sanford Health is proud to support the future prosperity of Windom through the Windom Area Foundation. Sanford continuously challenges ourselves to do more for our patients, people and communities. Giving back is just one small piece in showing our passion for health and healing—a commitment that lives not only within our walls, but resonates throughout our communities.”  —  Eric Hilmoe, Vice President of Operations

Bank Midwest

“Civic engagement comes in many shapes and sizes. But they have one thing in common — all help make Windom a better place to work and call home. Bank Midwest will donate up to $100,000 as a match to $300,000 raised from the community for the Windom Area Foundation. In other words, we’ll donate $1 for every $3 donated between now and December 31, 2021.” —  Justin Schmit, SVP Market President

Just getting started

Featured Projects

Calming Room

The calming room at Windom Area Elementary is ready to help students, thanks to a recent $4,880 grant from Windom Area Foundation.

Jump Start your day

Windom Area Elementary students benefit daily from the Windom Area Foundation’s recent $500 grant to purchase jump ropes for “Jump Start Your Day.” 

Fact Fluency Program

Windom Area Foundation approved a $500 grant for the Fact Fluency program, assisting students in grades 1 and 2 at Windom Area Elementary.