List of Established Funds

 

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Mission Funds

 

• Helping People Fund

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Grants to organizations and programs that identify local need priorities for services of general human growth and benefit, focusing on the underprivileged

 

• Education Fund

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Grants that support individual scholarships, programming and general projects in any private, public or parochial educational facility or school, all forms of literacy, individual development, leadership and skills enhancement, or improving human minds in an educational setting.

 

• Arts & Culture Fund

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Grants that support artistic expression, artistic performance, arts programming and organizations, expanding understanding of culture/diversity, public art installation, historical preservation and projects that support the arts, history or culture.


 

• Wellness Fund

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Grants that support nutrition, provide health care delivery, medical services, personal health maintenance, general mental health, sports activities, exercise or outdoor activities, or improving human health and well being.

 

 

• Environment Fund

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Grants that support outdoor wildlife habitat, green space, water quality, clean air, or projects to improve our outdoor environment.

 

• Community Fund

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Grants to organizations and programs deemed to be of the greatest importance of need by the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

 

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List of Established Funds

(listed in alpha order)

 

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LIST OF FUNDS

DATE EST.

DONATION LINK

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12 Apostles Musky Club Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to improve fishing opportunities through angler education, conservation, habitat improvement, stocking programs, scholarships, and by sponsoring fisheries research projects.
07/14/11

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Mark Acaley Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund

Fund began in 2001 to honor the memory of Mark Acaley and awards a scholarship to a graduating senior at Hibbing, MN High School who has strong math skills.
12/20/01

Achievement Center Huettig Memorial Fund

This donor advised fund was opened in 2008 and offers a scholarship to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in the field of special education.
06/26/08

Administration / Operating

Contributions support the ongoing operation of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
11/15/99

AIR Project Fund

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Project produces collaborative and innovative performing arts programming utilizing the combined efforts of established professional and emerging performing artists. AIR Project fosters the creation of works that inspire creativity and imagination, celebrate diversity and change, while educating and engaging the community to make art accessible in all lifestyles.
12/13/12 Donate Now

Aldo Leopold Audubon Society

Started in 2004, the mission of ALAS is to foster appreciation and concern for all living things, as well as protect and preserve their eco systems.  The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural eco systems, focusing on wildlife and wildlife habitat.     To learn more... Click Here
11/29/04

John Anderson & Judy Cable Anderson Fund

Since 1994, this donor advised fund has allowed others to contribute to the quality of life in Portage County by preserving local history, enhancing the lives of elderly residents, healing & encouraging children, enlarging cultural diversity in Portage County and assisting victims of domestic abuse.
01/01/94

Artists as First Responders

This fund will provide art programs to children living in difficult situations following a natural disaster like the flooding in Cusco, Peru.
11/11/10

MISSION FUND

Arts  and Culture Fund

The fund was created in 2004 to develop, promote and enhance the “arts” in Portage County, and to specifically support the operation of the Arts Alliance of Portage County.
09/01/04

Autism Support Group Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to increase autism awareness.
To learn more... Click Here
12/13/12 Donate Now

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Barlow Enterprises Inc., Charitable and Educational Fund

This designated fund, which began in 2003, provides scholarships to employees of Bill’s Pizza and such other charitable works benefiting Portage County.
05/29/03

Donn Behnke Scholarship Fund

Started by former students and their families along with friends, relatives and colleagues to honor Donn’s induction into the Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2000, this fund awards a scholarship to a member of the Boys Cross Country team at SPASH.
02/05/01

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin Inc.

Gifts to this fund have helped support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Portage County since 1998.
12/11/98

Big Red Club Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain enthusiastic interest and support in all aspects of the football program in the Stevens Point Catholic Schools.
04/04/13 Donate Now

Chester & Viola Biga Memorial Fund

A donor advised fund that was opened in 2004.
12/14/04

Frederick & Patrice Boehm Family Fund

This donor advised fund has been making charitable distributions since 2004.
12/14/04

Boston School Forest

Since 2001, this fund has helped to develop, maintain and support the activities of the Boston School Forest for the benefit of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools.
02/19/01

Boys & Girls Club of Portage County Endowment

This fund has supported youth development activities within Portage County since 2006.
10/11/06

Bring a Buddy Fund

Bring a Buddy campaign promotes student safety by encouraging students to never walk alone whether they are walking home from the library at night or walking home from the bars.
12/26/13 Donate Now

Dale"Doc" Brown Memorial Fund

This donor advised fund has supported veterans activities since 2002.
09/12/02

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Ward & Ethel Cable Family Fund

This donor advised fund was started in 1998 by the children of Ethel to honor their mother on her 93rd birthday. Funds support organizations, projects and activities in Portage County.
06/12/98

Debbie Callahan Arts Fund

This fund will provide an annual scholarship to a student attending an arts school, or to a student pursuing an arts major.
09/11/14 Donate Now

Cameroon Educational Computer Fund

The fund supports educational and humanitarian work in Mambu, Bafut, Cameroon, West Africa through the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis in their middle and high schools and at their rehabilitation center. The project consists of: -Increasing technology access and availability by setting up computer labs with used laptops that have been donated and refurbished; -Conducting training sessions on how to use technology in teaching and learning; -Providing additional teaching and learning materials and mentoring at St. Joseph Comprehensive High School; -Establishing a technology center for visually-impaired students at St. Joseph Children and Adult Home (Sajocah); -Supporting food production and distribution. To learn more... Click Here
09/27/12 Donate Now

Cameroon Fund

Opened in 2011, distributions from the fund will be used to support women's education and development in Cameroon, West Africa
01/31/11

Camp Hope Endowment Fund

This fund, established in 2005, provides support for Camp Hope.  Camp Hope provides a camp experience for children and teens after the death of a loved one.     
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09/08/05

CAP Services' Endowment

Started in 2000, this fund supports the programs of CAP Services, Inc.
05/03/00

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum Endowment Fund

This fund has supported the operations, exhibits and programs of the Children’s Museum since 2006.
11/14/06

Central Wisconsin Resiliency Project Fund

Started in 2011, distributions from the fund will carry out sustainability work in the areas of food systems, energy, natural areas and ecosystems, waste and recycling, and water.
02/08/11

Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1999, gifts to this fund have supported the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.
09/02/99

Greg Chelcun Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Stevens Point Area Education Association has established this scholarship in memory of Greg Chelcun, an educator who passed away in 2009. The scholarship is awarded to either a SPASH senior pursuing a Theatre Arts degree, or in alternate years, an outstanding math student.
09/24/09

William Cherek Charitable Fund

Distributions from this donor advised fund will meet Mr. Cherek's charitable wishes.
03/12/13 Donate Now

William Cherek Scholarship Fund

This fund has been providing scholarships to eligible students at Rosholt High School since 2003.
01/22/03

James R. Cherney Scholarship Fund

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior who was also a varsity athlete. Recipients may reapply for the schoalrship for up to four years.
11/20/12 Donate Now

Ciclovia WI Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to support Ciclovia WI, a free and fun bicycle/pedestrian event in Stevens Point.
07/03/14 Donate Now

Community First Bank Scholarship Fund

Since 2002, this fund has provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors from SPASH, Pacelli, and Rosholt High School.
04/23/02

C.O.L.L.E.G.E. Scholarship Fund

(Creating Opportunity for Local Learners to Explore Greater Education)

This fund was created by the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin in 2010 to provide $1,000 scholarships to Portage County residents seeking a degree from a post-secondary educational institution.     *** To learn more about this exciting new fund... Click Here 
11/04/10

MISSION FUND

Community Fund

Allows the Foundation's Grants Committee to meet the most compelling needs in Portage County in any given year.
07/09/98

Community Industries Corporation, Inc.

Since 2005, this fund has helped Community Industries meet its mission of helping people with disabilities.     To learn more... Click Here
09/08/05

Community Stadium Fund

Established in 2008, this fund will develop and maintain the Community Stadium at Goerke Park.
09/11/08

Cook Family Scholarship Fund

This fund has offered a scholarship to a graduating senior from SPASH since 2006.
03/17/06

Croft Family Fund

This donor advised fund has provided ongoing support for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, the Women’s Fund of Portage County, the Riverfront Arts Center, and the Green Circle since 2007.
12/31/07

Culver's Cares Giving Fund

This fund was created in 2012 to provide funding for charitable and educational programs by the Trzebiatowski family.
10/31/12 Donate Now

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Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship Fund

Started in 1997, this fund honors the memory of Laura and offers scholarships to students who spent their elementary years at McDill School.
05/05/97

Downtown Mural Fund

Established in 2004, this fund supports the development of historic murals in downtown Stevens Point.
02/12/04

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MISSION FUND

Education Fund

Started in 2007, this fund helps meet K-12 educational needs in the public schools of Portage County.
02/14/07

Eichmann Family Fund

This fund has supported the camp and camp programs of the Stevens Point Area YMCA since 2004.
11/03/04

Emergency Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet one-time, non-recurring needs that arise in the community outside the Foundation's normal grant cycle.
10/14/13 Donate Now

Engine 2713 Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain the Engine 2713 site development located in the southeast corner of Church and Monroe Streets in Stevens Point.
03/12/13 Donate Now

MISSION FUND

Environment Fund

Started in 1997, the fund promotes and supports environmental projects in Portage County and adjacent counties when those projects impact the quality of life of Portage County residents.
10/12/97

Ethiopian Sustainable Food Project

Gifts support the stabilization of the food supply in Ethiopia. Funds are directed through the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, Amhara Regional Research Institute and other cooperating Ethiopian agencies. All projects are audited in Ethiopia one per year for sustainable progress by the fund representative or other technically qualified individual. The goal is for the majority of the gifts to be spent on projects directly impacting Ethiopian Farmers and Families. Some gifted funds may be used to send needed professionals to Ethiopia for technical support in areas such as agronomy, horticulture, nutrition, plant pathology, school breakfast program leadership, account auditing etc. Occasionally gifted funds may be used to support travel of qualified Ethiopians to the US for specialized training. To learn more... Click Here
01/19/10

Heidi Evenson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Since 1982, this fund has awarded a scholarship to a graduating senior who participated in the SPASH gymnastics program.
03/12/82

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Marcus & Constance Fang Fund

This donor advised fund will support the Portage County Cultural Festival, and will help needy minority and foreign students residing in Portage County achieve their educational pursuits.
10/19/10

Fat Boy Golf Scholarship Fund

Since 2006, this fund has provided scholarships to SPASH/Pacelli golf team members.
06/19/06

Vince & Mary Fonti Sr. Family Fund

A donor advised fund established in 1999.
12/09/99

Elmer Fournier Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a SPASH graduate pursuing a business or public service degree from UWSP. Former recipients may reapply for the scholarship.
03/15/12

The Fox on Main, LLC Endowment Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the long-term activities and operations of the Fox Theatre LLC.
02/07/13 Donate Now

The Fox on Main, LLC Fund

Distributions from the fund support the current activities and operation of the Fox Theatre LLC.
02/07/13 Donate Now

Frank's Fund

A donor advised fund established in 1997.
08/15/07

Peter Friedrich Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Peter in 2007, this fund provides scholarships for students with learning/physical disabilities.
06/20/07

Friends of 2713

Since 1998 this fund has supported the restoration and maintenance of Steam Engine 2713, the tender and caboose.
12/21/98

Friends of 90FM

Established in 2002, this fund supports the operation of the UWSP radio station and provides an annual scholarship to a student employee of the radio station.
04/01/02

Friends of Standing Rocks Park Fund

Distributions will be used to fund improvements at Standing Rocks Park.
05/20/13 Donate Now

Friends of Stevens Point Area Athletics Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the promotion and furtherance of amateur athletics and fostering amateur athletic competition in the area surrounding Stevens Point, Wisconsin through educational, charitable, and other means of support.
06/01/10

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General Federation of Woman's Club

Stevens Point Woman's Club

Established in 2007, this donor advised fund will support various non-profit and charitable projects in Portage County.
10/11/07

Elaine Ginsbach Memorial Fund

Since 2005, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of SPASH, Plum City, WI or Elmwood, WI.
06/20/06

Gepetto Fund

This donor advised fund was established in 1998 to support community and human development needs in Portage County.
11/16/98

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin

Established in 1997, this fund supports local goodwill services which create opportunities for people with special needs to achieve full participation in the community.
12/11/97

Green Circle Endowment Fund

Since 1998, this fund has supported the development and maintenance of the Green Circle Trail.     To learn more... Click Here
01/20/98

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Happy Trails Bike Tour

Established in 2002, this fund supports the maintenance and programming needs of Portage County’s off road trail systems.
05/09/02

Geraldine E. Hartford Estate

This donor's will designated in 2002 that these monies be used for educational, charitable and environmental purposes for the benefit of residents of Waushara County.
04/30/07

Hearing Loops for Public Places Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used for improving the quality of life for hearing impaired people through the installation of telecoil loop technology in Portage County venues.
01/25/12

Arthur E. Heinz Charitable Fund

Created in 2011 with the proceeds of Art's estate, allocations from the fund will be used to help the Community Foundation meet its mission of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness and improving the environment.
12/27/11

LeRoy & Phyllis Heiser Basketball Scholarship

Started in 2002, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior and varsity basketball player from SPASH.
03/04/02

MISSION FUND

Helping People Fund - (Fund One)

This fund has been helping the needy, hungry and underprivileged in Portage County since 1988.
07/12/88

Hmong Documentary Project Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to create a documentary about Hmong refugees in Portage County since their arrival in the 1980's.
04-30-12 Donate Now

hOur Community TimeBank Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the operation of an area wide TimeBank. hOur Community TimeBank is an organized exchange system though which members earn TimeHours for time spent helping other members.
09-23-14 Donate Now

Humane Society of Portage County Endowment Fund

Created in 2010, the fund supports the mission and ongoing needs of the Humane Society of Portage County, Inc.
03/18/10

Hunger & Poverty Prevention Partnership Fund

Begun in 2011, distributions from the fund will help the group proactively identify hunger and poverty issues in Portage County and advocate both short and long-term solutions.
09/22/11

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Iber Health Education Scholarship Fund

Honoring the memory of area physician, Dr. Frank Iber, this fund has provided scholarships to students pursuing degrees in health-related areas since the 1980’s.
01/01/83

Ilten Family Fund

Created in 2006, this fund supports the Stevens Point City Band Endowment and Valparaiso University’s unrestricted fund.
09/11/06

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Judge Robert Jenkins Memorial Fund

Honoring the late Judge Robert Jenkins, this fund provides scholarships to Portage County graduating high school students seeking post-secondary degrees in law, law enforcement, or natural resources. Funds available for distribution may also be recommended for charitable, educational, scientific, or literary purposes benefiting qualifying indiviuals or organizations. To learn more... Click Here
01/24/08

Lettie Jensen Community Center Fund

Established in 2008, the fund supports the operation of the Lettie Jensen Community Center in Amherst.
04/02/08

Win & Nora Jensen Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides scholarships to students attending church affiliated schools of higher education.
05/03/02

Fern M. Johnson Nursing Scholarship

Since 2005, this fund has supported non-traditional residents in their sophomore, junior or senior years of nursing school.
06/01/05

John R. Jones Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008, this fund awards a scholarship to a Wild Rose High School graduate who is continuing their education in an agricultural related field.
12/31/08

Dr. Richard B. & Mary Lou Judy Family Fund

Established in 2007, this donor advised fund supports various charitable programs.
01/08/07

Juniper Art Guild Fund

Established in 2010, The Juniper Art Guild Fund supports the Guild which is an art incubator to support emerging artists with or without disabilities.
02/23/10

Jury Family Fund

This donor advised fund supports various charities and programs that are important to the family.
01/02/07

Justice Works Endowment Fund

Started in 2005, this fund provides for the human needs of those involved with the justice system to assist them with the restoration of productive and purposeful lives.
11/08/05
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David (Skip) & Karen Karl Family Fund

Started in 2003, this donor advised fund gifts to various charitable projects and organizations.
12/29/03

Bennett C. Katz Scholarship Fund

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating SPASH senior with financial need who plans to attend UWSP.
07/13/99

Mary Rose & Lawrence Joseph Kedrowski Fund

This donor advised fund has been supporting various charitable organizations and projects since 2005.
12/29/05

Keystone Fund

Established in 1999, this fund supports the ongoing operation of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.  When distributions are not needed to support the Community Foundation, they are allocated to the unrestricted Community Fund.
12/30/99

Kids Are Special Here Playground Endowment Fund

Established in 2005, this fund provides funds for the maintenance of the KASH playground in Meade Park in Stevens Point.
12/08/05

Kiwanis Club of Wild Rose, Inc. Fund

Established in 2007, this fund supports the youth and families in the Wild Rose area, as well as cultural and artistic events to enrich the Wild Rose community as a whole.
12/10/07

Klismith Family Fund

Started in 2012, this fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior planning to major in accounting or paper science at UWSP.
12/19/12 Donate Now

Jim Kocha Memorial Scholarship Fund

Started in 2010 in memory of longtime teacher Jim Kocha, the fund offers scholarships to graduating seniors from the Stevens Point Area Public School District.
04/28/10

Charles "Chuck" Konopacky Memorial Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to reimburse students 16 years and younger who have successfully completed the Hunter Education Safety Program sponsored by the Portage County Sheriff's Office.
03/28/13 Donate Now

Koziol Family Fund

This donor advised fund has supported various charitable projects and organizations since 2002.
01/08/02

Brian Kranski Memorial Fund

Allocations from the fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of the family.
07/10/14 Donate Now

Edith D. Kraus Charitable Fund

Distributions from the fund will benefit St. Michael's Hospital of Stevens Point, Wisconsin
10/14/13 Donate Now

Irene E. Kubisiak Scholarship Fund

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school pursuing a degree in music performance or music education.
08/08/14 Donate Now

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Laabs Family Fund

Started in 2012, distributions from this fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of the Laabs family.
12/13/12 Donate Now

Leek Family Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of the Leek family.
12/31/12 Donate Now

Living Trees Memorial Fund

Since 1988, this fund provides opportunities for honoring/memorializing others with trees planted in Stevens Point parks.
01/01/88

Loveless/Markelz Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1993, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to worthy students from SPASH or the surrounding area.
06/20/06

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Ma-kah Water For All Fund

Established in 2010, this fund builds pump wells to provide clean drinking water for organizations and villages in Cameroon, West Africa.
01/12/10

MADA Custom Apparel Fund

The fund will award two $1,000 scholoarships annually, one each to a male and female graduating SPASH senior who participated in at least two varsity sports.
11/14/12 Donate Now

Mae Fund

Since 2002, this donor advised fund has supported the Community Fund and the Women’s Fund of Portage County.
10/01/02

Main Street Historical Enhancement Fund

Established in 2004, this fund enhances and expands the historical, cultural and human interactive opportunities in downtown Stevens Point.
10/07/04

Dave Marie Family Dominica Educational Fund

Since 2002, this donor advised fund has provided general support for Saint Mary’s Academy in Dominica, scholarships for students attending the school, and other charitable and educational interests of the donors.
07/10/02

May Family Fund

This donor advised fund was started in 2006.
01/18/06

Alton & Barbara McDonald Scholarship Fund

An annual scholarship, with emphasis on a strong record of community service, will be awarded to assist a SPASH or Pacelli graduating senior, a Portage County non-traditional student, or a Portage County resident who is a college graduate entering the UW School of Veterinary Science.
10/10/12
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Meals on Wheels of Stevens Point Fund

Established in 2011, distributions from the fund will help Meals on Wheels meet its mission of providing meals to the elderly and disabled in the Stevens Point area.
09/29/11

Millennium Fund

Started in 2000 to celebrate the turn of the century, principal and earnings from the fund will be held until 2100, and then distributed in its entirety to support charitable activities in Portage County.
02/25/00

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National Wellness Institute Fund

Started in 2011, this fund supports the ongoing operations and programs of the National Wellness Institute, Inc.
04/25/11

Newman Campus Ministry Endowment

Started in 2008, this fund supports ministry opportunities for Catholic students attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
07/17/08

North New Hope Lutheran Church

Since 2001, this fund supports the ongoing operation of the church, and provides scholarships to members seeking higher education.
06/18/01

Jill & John Norton Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating SPASH senior who will be attending a University of Wisconsin system campus.
12/21/05

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Adam Okray Memorial Fund

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior or non traditional student pursuing a degree in a health care related field.
12/31/13 Donate Now

Mike Olson Cross Country Scholarship Fund

Since 2006, this fund has provided a scholarship to a SPASH senior member of the Girls Cross Country team.
11/14/06

One Simple Decision Fund

Started in 2012, distributions from this fund will be used to purchase a driving simulator which models texting and impaired driving and their consquences.
11/13/12 Donate Now

Operation Bootstrap Endowment Fund

Started in 2007, this fund provides for the ongoing needs of Operation Bootstrap in Portage County.
12/10/07

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P.J. Jacobs Washington D.C. Trip Scholarship Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to fund a portion of the cost of the Washington D.C. trip for students who might otherwise not be able to participate.
08/26/13 Donate Now

Paddle Quest Fund

Distributions from the fund support and strengthen Paddle Quest events which promote stewardship of local waterways and education on paddling.
04/03/14 Donate Now

Peters Family Fund

A donor advised fund established in 1999.
07/28/99

Planned Giving for Portage County

Started in 2004, this fund supports charitable planned giving educational activities for participating non-profit organizations in Portage County.
To learn more... Click Here
06/02/04

Playhouse Theatre Group of Central Wisconsin

The Playhouse Theatre Group of Central Wisconsin is a non-profit organization committed to fostering a love of theater by engaging young people and our greater community in high-quality performance and educational opportunities... because every kid deserves a standing ovation.
04/24/14 Donate Now

Mary J Podoll SPASH Band Fund

Started in 2006 in memory of Mary Podoll, a SPASH Band enthusiast. Distributions from the fund are used to support the programs, needs and initatives of the Stevens Point Area Senior High School Band program.
*06/20/06
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Point in Common Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to promote and deliver programming to the Stevens Point area community on expanding individual's potential through innovative teaching techniques and technology.
07/11/13 Donate Now

Portage County Can Fund

The mission of the fund is to improve the well-being of the Portage County community through the development of partnerships that encourage the community to eat smart, move more and feel better.
12/05/13 Donate Now

Portage County Historical Society Fund

Since 2006, this fund has supported the activities and management of the Portage County Historical Society.
To learn more about this fund or any of the other PCHS funds... Click Here
02/01/06

Portage County Historical Society Heritage Park Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to support the operation and maintenance of Heritage Park.
02-02-12

Portage County Historical Society Rising Star Mill

Since 2007, this fund supports the management and activities of the Rising Star Mill facility in Nelsonville, WI.
06/19/07

Portage County Historical Society-Beth Israel Synagogue

Started in 2008, this fund supports the maintenance of the Beth Israel Synagogue.
06/18/08

Portage County Historical Society-Winn Rothman Fund

Distributions from the fund shall be used to encourage research in the local history of Portage County and of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The award shall be made to any indiviual, student, organization or group who fulfills the research standards.
09/22/11

Portage County Literacy Council Endowment

Started in 2006, this fund provides program support for the Portage County Literacy Council
12/29/06

Portage County Public Library Board of Trustees, Inc.

The fund supports the operation of the Portage County Public Library.
05/21/14

Portage County Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Established in 2001, this fund supports the operation and mission of the Portage County Public Library. The fund was started with generous gifts from the Boyer, Burke, Houlihan, Kokkeler, Sheehy/Adamczak, Schultz, Schroeder and Walther families.
01/23/01

Portage County Transition Advisory Council

Begun in 2010, the fund supports activities and programs that help students with disabilities transition into the community after high school.
06/14/10

Portage County Wildlife Fund

The fund supports projects which promote hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation in Portage County, and offers scholarships to College of Natural Resources students at UWSP.
10/20/09

Portesi Fund for Catholic Education

Since 1999, this fund provides support for the Stevens Point Area Catholic School System.
08/19/99

Prime Water Anglers Fund

Prime Water Anglers promotes the sport of fishing through educational, competitive and social events. The goal is to bring fisherpersons together to share in the enjoyment of angling. The fund supports the charitable activities of the group, including kids fishing day.
04/06/14 Donate Now

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Reading First

Established in 2001, this fund supports community efforts that promote the value of reading to children, families and adults in Portage County.
09/13/01
     

REF = Rosholt Education Foundation

Fund established date marked w/ * reflects date the fund became a Foundation managed fund.

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REF - Charles A. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1998, this fund provides a scholarship to a current or past Rosholt HS graduate attending at least a two-year program at a college, university or technical college.
*10/16/07

REF - Marie Colrud Gunther Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides a scholarship to the graduating valedictorian of the Rosholt HS planning to attend at least a two-year program in higher education.
*10/16/07

REF - Henry Flees-Scott Eiden Memorial Scholarship

Since 2002, this fund has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior attending at least a two-year program in the agricultural field.
*10/16/07

REF - Friends of Education Scholarship

Established in 2003, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior attending an institution of higher education.
*10/16/07

REF - Barbara J. Gagas Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2011, this fund will offer an annual scholarship to a current or past graduate of Rosholt High School attending a four year college or university and pursuing a degree in a health care related field. Graduates may apply for the scholarship for up to four years.
08/09/11

REF - General Fund/Scholarship/Grant Fund

Since 1998, this fund has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt High School senior planning to attend at least a two-year program at a college, university or technical college; to provide educational grants; or provide administrative support to the REF.
*10/16/07

REF - Sammy Jo Kurdydyk Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS graduating senior planning to attend a college, university or technical college.
*10/16/07

REF - Ruth Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior pursuing a degree with an emphasis in business.
*10/16/07

REF - Bonnie R. Rombalski Memorial Scholarship

This fund since 2005 has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior planning to attend an institution of higher education.
*10/16/07

REF - Rosholt Lions & Sandy Becker Memorial Scholarship

Since 2005, this fund has provided a scholarship to a current or past graduate of Rosholt HS pursuing a four-year degree in elementary education.
*10/16/07

REF - Vernon & Frieda Rosholt Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2000, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior pursuing a degree with an emphasis in business.
*10/16/07

REF - Helen M. Scheidt Memorial Scholarship

Since 1996, this fund has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior enrolling in a four –year education related program at a college or university.
*10/16/07

REF - Track & Field Fund

Since 2007, this fund provides support for the maintenance of the track and field and stadium at Rosholt HS.
*10/16/07
     

George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River Fund

The fund supports river protection, education, or conservation projects run by area organizations, school districts, and others dedicated to protecting the Tomorrow River in Portage County. Water quality, shoreline stability, and ecological integrity are key goals.
07/10/14 Donate Now

George Roman Baseball Scholarship

Since 2005, this fund has provided a scholarship to a graduating senior of the SPASH baseball team.
02/24/05

Malcolm & Margaret Rosholt Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating senior from Rosholt High School.
11/02/94

Vernon & Frieda Rosholt Family Fund

Established in 1999, this fund supports charitable activities in the Village of Rosholt.
12/29/99

Rusek Family Fund

Established in 2003, this donor advised fund has funded projects and organizations in Portage County which most closely meet the mission of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
05/01/03

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St. Martin's Church Maintenance Fund

Established in 2009, this fund is to be used for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the former St. Martin's Church, grounds and appurtenances.
11/19/09

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established in 2008, this fund provides support for the church in Stevens Point.
08/11/08

St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School -
Community Outreach

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the mission of the church and school, as well as community outreach events such as the Thanksgiving Basket program that provides families of need all the food that is needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal in their home.
10/23/13 Donate Now

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Angel Endowment Fund

Started in 2008 to provide "Legacy" support for the church.
01/02/08

William G. Schierl & Sarena L. Melotte
Charitable Giving Fund

This fund will be used broaden human experience and understanding through environmental design, travel, health enhancement, cultural understanding and artistic expression initiatives. 25% of the allocations from this fund (up to $25,000) annually will be made in the names of Butch Schierl and Anne Gilfrey Schierl.
12/29/06

Kenneth & Linda Schmidt Family Fund

This donor advised fund was established in 2000.
07/28/00

Richard & Myrna Schneider Family Fund aka Schneider Family Fund

Established in 2004, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to UWSP students, funds speakers in public affairs, arts and sciences, purchases art work for public places, and provides professional development scholarships/grants to UWSP Art and History faculty.
12/05/04

Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center Fund

Maintain the programs, operation and facility known as the Annette and Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center. For more information please visit their website www.stevenspoint.com/RAC
04/21/14 Donate Now

Scott Schultz Memorial Fund

Since 2001, this fund provides a scholarship to a Portage County student who serves his/her community through volunteer work, organizational leadership or other service related activities.
07/23/01

Moerke-Butcher Sense of Place Fund

A donor advised fund started in 2006.
02/01/06

Robert & Ann Shannon Family Fund

Started in 1998, this donor advised fund encourages community development and supports charitable and educational activities in communities of interest.
11/17/98

Skyward, Inc. Fund

Established in 2003, this fund provides charitable gifts back to Portage County through the Grants Committee of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
12/29/03

Cheri Smith Scholarship Fund

Established in 2007, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to UWSP juniors or seniors majoring in business administration and/or economics.
08/29/07

Sisters of St. Joseph - Third Order of St. Francis Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the mission and ministry of the religious organization of the Sisters of St. Joseph - Third Order of St. Francis.
10/14/13

Dirk P. Sorenson Scholarship Fund

Since 2001, this fund has provided a scholarship to a member of the SPASH wrestling team.
02/01/01

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County

The mission of the coalition is to prevent suicide in Portage County by providing hope, creating awareness and facilitating change in the community to support mental health.
02/18/14 Donate Now
     

SPAEA = Stevens Point Area Education Association

Fund established date marked w/ * reflects date the fund became a Foundation managed fund.

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Stevens Point Area Education Association

Established in 1988, this donor advised fund provides scholarships and promotes educational community programs in the Stevens Point Area Public School District.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Dave Amdahl "PANTHER" Wrestling Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000, this donor advised fund provides a scholarship to a member of the SPASH wrestling team.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Richard Lee Biga II Memorial Fund

Since 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships for outstanding student achievement in technical education/building construction.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Family & Consumer Education/TLS Scholarship

Since 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to worthy students in consumer education and teen living skills.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - LauraLee and Brian K. Johnson Fine Arts Award

Established in 1998, this donor advised fund awards scholarships to SPASH students excelling in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music, theater and drama, visual arts and creative writing.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Sheila Kokkeler Scholarship Fund

Since 2002, this donor advised fund awards scholarships to SPASH students who excel in music or science.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Music Department

Since 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships for outstanding achievements in music.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Schwartz Family Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to SPASH graduates planning to attend a technical college.
*06/20/06

SPAEA Science Department Award Fund

Since 1996, this donor advised fund recognizes outstanding achievement in science by SPASH students.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association

Since 2005, this fund offers scholarships to Portage County high school graduating seniors, or Portage County residents planning to attend MSTC or UWSP.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Sadie C.Uihlein Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to worthy family and consumer education students.
*06/20/06

SPAEA - Jon Vollendorf Girls Basketball Scholarship

Since 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to SPASH Girls Basketball players for outstanding talent, leadership and character.
*06/20/06
     

SPASH Girls Cross-Country Panther Prints Fund

This fund was established in 2010 to support the activities of the SPASH Girls Cross-Country team.
08-25-10

SPASH Girls Soccer Club Fund

The fund will award scholarships to SPASH graduating seniors who participated on the SPASH Girls Soccer Team.
02/06/14 Donate Now

Spoerl Family Memorial Fund

Established in 2008, this donor advised fund directs annual allocations to Portage County projects that most closely mirror the mission of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
12/31/08

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established in 2008, this fund provides support for the church in Stevens Point.
08/11/08

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Angel Endowment Fund

Started in 2008 to provide "Legacy" support for the church.
01/02/08

Steffen Family Scholarship Fund

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior of Wild Rose High School, or a person who has graduated within 2 years of making application for this scholarship. Applicant must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school for police or fire service, or library science.
09/11/14 Donate Now

Stevens Point Air Show Fund

Established in 2009, the fund sponsors the Stevens Point Air Show which promotes aviation activities, education and camaraderie for aviation enthusiasts.
12/22/09

Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Since 2008, this fund helps support the operation and programs of the Bureau.
07/10/08

Stevens Point Area Gymnastics Booster Club

Distributions from the fund will support the operations of the Stevens Point Area gymnastics programs.
08/26/13 Donate Now

Stevens Point Area Public Schools Education Enrichment Fund

Started in 2003, this donor advised fund provides funding for special initiatives that could not be funded through the regular school budget.
11/10/03

Stevens Point City Band

Established in 1998, this fund provides operational support for the City Band.
09/16/98

Stevens Point Dance Team Booster Club

The fund supports the activites and operation of the Stevens Point Dance Team Booster Club.
07/24/14 Donate Now

Stevens Point Festival of the Arts

Distributions from the fund will be used to promote the Arts by encouraging Art Awareness, supporting working Artists and contribution to local Art Educaton.
04/04/13 Donate Now

Stevens Point Junior Woman's Club

This fund has supported various organizations or projects that improve and enrich the lives of women and children in Portage County since 2006.
04/19/06

Stevens Point Rotary Club

Established in 2002, this fund provides scholarships and other charitable and educational endeavors of the club.
01/04/02

Stevens Point Sculpture Park Fund

Opened in 2010, the fund will develop and preserve the Sculpture Park on the north side of Stevens Point for future generations.  To learn more... Click Here
02/02/10

Stevens Point Skate Park Fund

Started in 2006, this fund provides for the development of a skate park in Stevens Point.
12/29/06

Stevens Point Wrestling Booster Club

Established in 2008, this fund originally supported the operations of the Panther (SPASH) wrestling program. Then in 2009 they changed the name to Stevens Point Wrestling Booster Club to expand the club to include other Stevens Point area students.
09/11/08

Stock the Shelves Fund

Starting in 2010, the Stevens Point Journal will conduct fund raising campaigns to help stock shelves at local food pantries.
10/06/10

Lillian Stone Weisberg Native American Fund

Established in 2005, this fund promotes and enhances charitable and educational opportunities in Native American arts, history and culture.
04/13/05

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Team Schierl Companies Charitable Giving Fund

Established in 2010, distributions from the fund support the charitable giving initiatives of the Team Schierl Companies.
05/04/10

Mary Thurmaier Foreign Language Scholarship

Established in 2007, this fund provides a scholarship to a SPASH senior with a background and interest in foreign languages.
11/16/07

Tomorrow River Scholarship Fund

Started in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to residents of the Tomorrow River School District.
04/02/08

Tooth Fairy Fund

Established in 2002, this fund supports extenuating dental needs, especially orthodontics, of children  on Badger Care or Medicaid.
06/27/02

Joey Trzebiatowski Scholarship Fund

An annual scholarship will be awarded to a Portage County graduating high school senior planning to attend either UWSP or MSTC with a business major or minor.
11/20/12 Donate Now

Tim Turner Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002, this fund provides a scholarship for a graduating senior of a Portage County high school who is a person of strong character.
10/10/02

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Upward Bound Program Fund - Stevens Point

Since 2008, this fund supports the Upward Bound Program at UWSP.
To learn more...
Click Here - Watch the video towards the bottom of the page.

05/29/08 Donate Now

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Veteran's Memorial Restoration Fund

Established in 2007, this fund will rebuild the memorial in Veteran’s Park in Stevens Point.

For a form to purchase a brick for the memorial.  Please click on the donation form link...

11/06/07

Virgin Spur Fund

Stared in 2009, this donor advised fund will support environmental projects and issues in Portage County.
12-28-09

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John Wandrey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Since 2006, this fund provides a scholarship to a Portage County High School senior planning to attend an institution of higher education.
06/22/06

Ryan Wanta Memorial Fund

Established in 2001, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in child care or early childhood education.
05/15/01
     

WEF = Wautoma Education Foundation

Fund established date marked w/ * reflects date the fund became a Foundation managed fund.

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WEF - Jeffrey Badura Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School.
*04/09/09

WEF - Edna B. Collins Scholarship Fund

Since 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree in business.
*04/09/09

WEF - Vernon Grosenick Scholarship Fund

Established in 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree from a technical college.
*04/09/09

WEF - Ann G. Haley Scholarship Fund

Established in 2009, this donor advised fund offers scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree in the medical field.
*04/09/09

WEF - Iva Jane Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Since 1983, this donor advised fund has offered scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree in business.
*04/09/09

WEF - Inwald & Anna Songe Scholarship Fund

Established in 1987, this donor advised fund has awarded scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School.
*04/09/09
     

MISSION FUND

Wellness Fund

Established in 2005, this fund supports wellness educational efforts and programming in Portage County.
10/01/05

Wesley Foundation

Established in 2007, this fund supports the mission of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stevens Point.
05/22/07

Wild Rose Patterson Memorial Library Fund

Established in 2007, this fund supports and enhances the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, WI.
12/10/07

Marvin Wimmer Memorial Fund

Established in 1991, this fund supports the charitable wishes of the Wimmer Family.
01/21/91

Wisconsin League of Musky Anglers Fund

Started in 2011, the Fund supports fish stocking and/or maintenance for muskellunge on the Wisconsin River. To learn more... Click Here
03-07-11

Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Fund

Started in 2009, this fund supports the ongoing operation and activities of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.
02/12/09

Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas Fund

Started in 2008, this fund supports the activities and administration of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.
07/10/08

Terri Witt Memorial Fund

Established in 2005, this fund provides materials and for the general needs of the underprivileged students at McDill School in Stevens Point.
01/18/05

The Women's Fund of Portage County

Established in 1997, this fund supports programs that develop the full potential of women and children. To learn more... Click Here
02/20/97

Joe Wozniak Memorial Scholarship Fund

Since 2008, this fund provides scholarships to Portage County residents attending a technical college.
06/26/08
     

WR = Wild Rose

Fund established date marked w/ * reflects date the fund became a Foundation managed fund.

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WR - Jerry Apps Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to Wild Rose High School students who have made positive contributions to publishing endeavors.
*07/10/08

WR - Elizabeth C. Davies Scholarship Fund

Opened in 2011, the fund awards scholarships to graduates of Wild Rose High School
(post secondary) who are enrolled in a trade school, technical college or four year college or university.
09/26/11

WR - Mary Humphrey Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wild Rose High School.
*07/10/08

WR - Martha Jones Scholarship Fund

Opened in 2011, the fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors of the Wild Rose High School.
09/26/11

WR - Murty Trust Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wild Rose High School.
*07/10/08

WR - Lois and Margaret Walters Scholarship Fund

An annual scholarship will be given to a graduate of Wild Rose High School who is currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school.
10/23/13 Donate Now
     

WW I Veteran's Memorial Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain and/or restore the recently renovated World War I Veteran's Memorial in Stevens Point.
06/07/11
     

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Peter C. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Fund

An annual scholarship will be awarded to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in education from UWSP.
05/19/14 Donate Now

Dan Zurawski Memorial Scholarship Fund

Started in 2010, the fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school planning to enroll in the College of Natural Resources at UWSP or anyone enrolling in UWSP if there are no applicants.
05/13/10

Susan M. Zywicki Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999, this fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from SPASH.
10/13/99

 

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