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Emergency Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin just opened the Emergency Fund, which will allow the Foundation to respond to one-time, non-recurring needs that arise in the community outside its normal fall grant cycle.
“Our Grants Committee has wanted this capability for many years, and it is very gratifying that the dream has now been realized.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.Applications for funding from the Emergency Fund will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Grants Committee on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read more...

Edith D. Kraus Charitable Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Edith D. Kraus Charitable Fund to its family of funds.“Annual allocations
from this endowment fund will benefit St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
Edie was well known in the community due to her involvement and support of many non-profit organizations including being a founding member of the Women’s Fund of Portage County.In recognition of her generosity with her time and assets, she was named an “Emeritus Director” of the Community Foundation.
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St. Paul Lutheran Church and School - Community Outreach

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School - Community Outreach Fund to its family of funds.
“Distributions from this 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 with all the food essential to preparing a Thanksgiving meal in their home.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Sisters of St. Joseph - Third Order of St. Francis Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Sisters of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis Fund to its family of funds.
“Distributions from the fund will help continue the mission and ministry of the religious organization of the Sisters of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Wild Rose - Lois & Margaret Walters Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has opened a fund for the Wild Rose - Lois & Margaret Walters Scholarship.
“Each year, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Wild Rose High School who is in their sophomore year or beyond in a four year college or university and who has at least a 3.0 grade point average.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Community Foundation Awards 196,000 in Grants

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has awarded over $196,000 in grants to non-profit organizations and causes from the following funds:
Arts & Culture Mission Fund, Community Fund, Education Mission Fund, Environment Mission Fund, Helping People Mission Fund, Wellness Mission Fund, Arthur Heinz Charitable Giving Fund, Geraldine Hartford Fund, Keystone Fund
Community Volunteers from the Foundation’s Grants Committee reviewed 73 grant applications with total requests exceeding over $380,000.
Not only was the Foundation able to fund over 50% of this year’s requests, it also was able to establish an “EMERGENCY FUND” that will permit funding of unforeseen community needs that fall outside the normal granting cycle of July 1 – August 15.
Recipients include:
12 Apostles Musky Club - Wisconsin River Fish Stocking Project Alzheimer's Association - Woman to Woman:Connecting Women to Alzheimer's Care Resources
Amherst After School Success Program - Sponsor a Reading Tutor
Arts All…

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

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the P.J. Jacobs Washington, D.C. Trip Scholarship Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“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.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Stevens Point Area Gymnastics Booster Club Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Stevens Point Area Gymnastics Booster Club Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“Distributions from the fund will support the operations of Stevens Point Area Gymnastics Programs.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Point in Common Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Point in Common Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“Distributions from the fund will promote and deliver programming to the Stevens Point area community on expanding individual’s potential through innovative teaching techniques and technology.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director. Read more...

Community Founation Announces Grant Applications for 2013

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is accepting grant applications for its 2013 Community Grants Program.Applications will be considered for funding through Foundation family funds, mission funds and donor-advised funds.
Grant applications are limited to non-profit agencies and organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or established citizen committees wishing to complete a community project for area enhancement.  
The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, religion, sex, or national origin in considering applications and awards grants only to agencies and organizations that likewise do not discriminate.

Preference will be given to projects and programs that:
·Support the Foundation’s goals of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness, and improving the environment.
·Respond to current and emerging needs or gaps of services in Central Wisconsin.
·Demonstrat…

Friends of Standing Rocks Park Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Friends of Standing Rocks Park Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“Distributions from the fund will be used for improvements at Standing Rocks Park.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director. Read more...

Zonta Club of Stevens Point Area Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Zonta Club of Stevens Point Area Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“The fund supports the service projects of the Zonta Club of the Stevens Point area, an organization of business and professional women whose mission is to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director. Read more...

Big Red Club Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Big Red Club Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“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.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director. Read more...

William Cherek Charitable Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the William Cherek Charitable Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“This donor advised fund will support Mr. Cherek’s charitable wises.Mr. Cherek also maintains a scholarship fund with the Foundation that supports Rosholt High School students.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Engine 2713 Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Engine 2713 Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation

“This endowment fund will support the long-term maintenance of the Engine 2713 site development located at the corner of Church and Monroe Streets in Stevens Point.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Women's Fund Closes in on Fundraising Goal

Women and children are gaining empowerment and experiencing life-changing opportunities through the work of the Women’s Fund of Portage County.

The group, founded 15 years ago, is closing in on its Spark the Legacy Campaign with a goal of increasing the Women’s Fund Endowment to $500,000.

“The future of our community is dependent on the opportunities available to women and children,” said Joan North, the chairwoman of the endowment.

It all started with almost 100 women dedicated to empowering female philanthropists by creating opportunities to fund programs and initiatives that help meet the needs of the two crucial demographics. Since its inception, the Women’s Fund has granted more than $225,000 to programs and initiatives to help meet the needs of women and children in the community.

One-third of the endowment goes to the local YMCA Foundation and Saint Michael’s Foundation.

The Women’s Fund is “such a powerful group that helps women and children and leaves that legacy. We are really bl…

Community Foundation Seeking Volunteers

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is seeking community volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and on its Administration, Finance, Grants, Marketing, and Scholarship Committees beginning July 1, 2013.Interested persons should send a brief resume and cover letter indicating on which committee(s) they are interested in serving before March 15, 2013 to:

Terry Rothmann, Executive Director
P.O. Box 968
Stevens Point, WI54481
Email to:Terry@cfcwi.org

Questions regarding committee responsibilities and meeting dates should be directed to the Foundation office at (715) 342-4454.Interested persons should visit the Foundation’s website at www.cfcwi.org to learn more about what the Foundation does in the communities it serves.

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Those Unexpected Gifts...

Each gift made to Laura’s Fund touches our hearts in a special way.Even after 16 years, our friends and family continue to remember and support her wishes and dreams.It is those unexpected gifts that bring tears to our eyes.Here is one that we have been asked to share…
Recently, we were notified by the Foundation staff of a $1,000 gift made by a gentleman from Upper Michigan.It came from a special person whom our family got to know just this past year.How our paths crossed is truly a miracle.
At the site of the Laura’s accident near Tomahawk are 4 crosses.Over the past year, someone has been mowing a heart around these crosses.You can easily see it in the bank along the highway.We asked family and friends…but could not find out who was doing this.Finally, with the help of the newspaper editor in Tomahawk, a photo story was published and the newspaper was contacted by a local resident. Shortly thereafter, we met the man who has a special connection to these crosses and our family.
Six…

Toast To The Arts a Smash Hit!

The Board of Directors and staff of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin wish to thank Team Schierl Companies, Sentry Insurance, community volunteers, donors, performers and attendees for making the first annual Toast to the Arts a success.The event raised over $8,000 for the Arts & Culture Mission Fund at the Community Foundation, which is nearly a 20% increase in the fund balance!

“Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5, 2013 for this year’s Toast to the Arts.The event promises to be bigger and better!” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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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.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Klismith Family Fund

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior planning to major in accounting or paper science at UWSP.“Educating young people is the most important thing we do as a community, and we are pleased to be able to help the Klismith family with their scholarship” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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