A fund partner of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Worthington Area Foundation benefits the Worthington area in Minnesota.

Mission Statement

To promote charitable giving by assisting donors in the establishment of funds and memorials, which will provide lasting benefits to the Worthington community.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $27,178

Fiscal Year 2013 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $5,704, including:

  • Cultural Awareness Organization for the International Festival’s 20th Anniversary
  • Friends of the Auditorium, Inc. for Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra (WASO) percussion equipment
  • Historic Worthington, Inc. for updated office equipment
  • Manna Food Pantry, Inc. for a scale
  • Nobles County Historical Society, Inc. for digital photo frames
  • Worthington-Crailsheim International Inc. for hosting a group of Crailsheim students, teachers and community members
  • Worthington Hockey Association to expand the Try Hockey for Free program
  • YMCA of Worthington for girls’ fast pitch softball team uniforms

Local Contact Information

Worthington Area Foundation
PO Box 373
Worthington, MN 56187
Telephone: (507) 372-2919
E-mail: wgtnareafoundation@gmail.com
Website: http://www.wgtnareafoundation.org/

Board Members

  • Sharon Johnson, Co-Chair
  • Bryan Hagen, Co-Chair
  • Becky Schilling, Secretary
  • Randy Thompson, Treasurer
  • Jesse Flynn
  • Kristin Jaycox
  • Bill Keitel
  • Jim Nickel
  • Jim Putnam
  • Pat Remme
  • Randy Simonson, DVM
  • Jon Weitgenant

Family of Funds

  • C.P. and Mary B. Schmidt Family Endowment Fund for the Worthington Y.M.C.A.
  • C.P. and Mary B. Schmidt Family Endowment Fund for Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • C.P. and Mary B. Schmidt Family Endowment Fund for Worthington Regional Healthcare Foundation
  • Ellen Baker-Merrigan Advised Endowment Fund
  • Hospice Cottage, Inc. of Worthington Endowment Fund
  • Nobles County Freedom Veterans Memorial Park, Inc. Endowment Fund
  • Nobles County Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • Robert and Florence Wolff Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Robert J. and Betty Demuth Family Endowment Fund
  • Roy and Dorothy Nasers Family Endowment Fund
  • Roy and Dorothy Nasers Family Endowment Fund for Manna Food Pantry, Inc.
  • Roy and Dorothy Nasers Family Endowment Fund for the YMCA of Worthington

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