Philanthropic Commitment in Our Community
With each passing year it is evident that philanthropic intent and commitment to strengthen our community is strong among the citizens of Owatonna. Individuals, families and businesses entrust the Foundation to manage and distribute their charitable gifts through grants and scholarships. Their endowed funds have helped preserve our history and respond to the changing needs of our community.
Supporting the Community
The Owatonna Foundation has made and continues to make major contributions to the welfare of our community. To meet the ever-changing needs of the community, the Foundation has helped with grants to various support groups for capital purchases and improvements. Each year the Foundation receives and evaluates requests for funding that touch every aspect of our lives in the following categories:
Community – with projects that have an impact on the quality of life of the people of Owatonna, and the parks and places they use and enjoy.
Education – with scholarships and improvements promoting literary and scientific ventures and preserving the history of Owatonna.
The Arts – with projects that support fine arts, both visual and musical, and encouraging a diverse cultural environment.
Recreation – with projects that help improve the recreational diversity of Owatonna, offering all ages a recreational outlet throughout the year.