About

About

Who We Are

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is here for all of Central Wisconsin. Our foundation is a leading voice and catalyst for connecting donors, nonprofit organizations, professional advisers, community leaders and other partners to inspire charitable giving and improve the quality of life in our communities.

We work directly with donors and nonprofit organizations to educate them about issues affecting their communities and offer support for their charitable goals. It is thanks to these groups and individuals we can create a better tomorrow.

What is the Community Foundation?

We are a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1982 by a small group of visionary community leaders. We are supported by gifts that in turn provide scholarships to students and grant monies to organizations and projects that improve quality of life in Portage and Waushara Counties.  Our mission is to make our
communities better places to grow, to work, to play and to retire.  Over 250 funds are managed at the Foundation, which is governed by a local board of citizens.

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is a leading voice and catalyst for connecting donors, nonprofit organizations, professional advisors, community leaders and other partners to inspire charitable giving and improve the quality of life in our communities. We work directly with donors and nonprofit organizations to educate them about issues affecting their communities and offer support for their charitable goals.

Due to the generosity and vision of all our donors, the Community Foundation is able to build stronger, healthier communities across Central Wisconsin today, and in the future. We will continue working for our donors and the communities we serve with visionary leadership, effective grant making and endowment building services.

 

Our Philosophy
Mission Statement:

To help make the counties of Portage and Waushara better places in which to grow, to work, to play and to retire - by helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness and improving the environment through financial management of gifts and grants from individuals and organizations.

We are committed to human and community development, wise and thoughtful distribution of resources, and investment of the funds entrusted to us. Our goal is to create a community that supports one another, being innovative with ideas, giving, and growing together. We serve as a neutral party to examine and determine community needs and promote creation of solutions to community problems.

 

 

 

Leah Lueck
Community Foundation of Central WI
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