Monday, November 4, 2013

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.
 

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 Alliance of Portage County - Operational Funding
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Portage County - Youth Mentoring
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Waushara County - Youth Mentoring
Boys & Girls Club - Junction City Club House
Boys & Girls Club - Youth for Unity
CAP Services - Free Tax Assistance-Portage County
CAP Services - Mental Health Navigator
CAP Services - Tax Assistance-Waushara County
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum - Arts Program
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum - EveryFund!
              (providing free and discounted admission to underserved, special need & financially disadvantaged children)
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum - Life in a Pine Log
Community Friends
Community Partners
Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra - 2013-2014 CWSO Season Innovative Programming Sponsorship
Evergreen Community Initiatives - Place of Peace
Friends of 2713 - 2013 Fundraiser
Friends of the Little Plover River - 8th Annual Appreciation Day
Friends of the Mead McMillan - Learn to Hunt
General Federation Woman’s Club - Pediatric equipment for first responders
Golden Sands RC&D - Prairie Chicken Fest
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Heinz Baseball Field
Humane Society Portage County - Temperature Control System Upgrade
Invent Now - Camp Invention Program
Leader Dogs
Leon-Saxeville Library (Waushara County) - Technology Upgrade
Lettie Jensen Community Center - Sounds for all Seasons (Wireless stage/sound booth communications)
Lettie Jensen Community Center - Supporting the 3 C's (Communication, Contact, & Comprehension)
Living Environmental Foundation (Waushara County) - Hot Water Heater
McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center (Waushara County) - Bottom Line Duo Educational Outreach
Operation Bootstrap - Crisis Medical & Dental Assistance
Operation Bootstrap - Energy Assistance
Operation Bootstrap - Essentials Program
Operation Bootstrap - Nutrition Program - Milk & Bananas
Operation Bootstrap - Transportation Program
Portage County Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention
Portage County Cultural Festival
Portage County H&H Services - Healthy Smiles
Portage County H&H Services -Cribs for Kids
Portage County Legal Aid Society - Emergency Attorney
Portage County Literacy Council - Rural Literacy Program
Point Dance Ensemble
Point in Common
Reading First!
Red Cross (Waushara County) - Disaster Services
Riverfront Jazz Festival
Saint Michaels Ministry Dental Center - Early Oral Health Intervention
Saint Michaels Hospital - Medication Assistance
St. Paul's Methodist Church - Project Fresh Clothes
Salvation Army
Teen Leadership Portage County
UWSP - Cyclovia
Very Young Composers
VITA/TCE Program - Tax Preparation
VSA Wisconsin - Choir
Waushara Prevention Council - Vision 2020 Backpack Nutrition
Woodlands Church - Backpacks for Hope

Giving to and through the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is an easy way to help support the community.

The Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity that allows people to establish a fund or contribute to an existing fund to meet community needs.

The Community Foundation extends a big “THANK YOU” to all of its donors for their support and wishes continued success to all of the organizations that submitted grant applications.  For more information or to make a donation, visit www.cfcwi.org.

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