Fund Options

Donor Advised Funds

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Donor Advised Fund holders support various nonprofit organizations including the Center for the Visual Arts...

A Donor Advised Fund can be used to establish a charitable legacy in your name, your family's name, for your organization or business, or to honor a colleague or loved one. People with a wide range of community interests have discovered that the Donor Advised Fund is an ideal vehicle for fulfilling their charitable wishes. In establishing a Donor Advised Fund, the donor retains the right to serve as an advisor, making grant recommendations for consideration by the Foundation's Board of Directors. It is a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving and a great way to always be involved with, and remembered for, your community investment.

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How to Start a Donor Advised Fund

Opening a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to your Community Foundation, then remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift.

How it works

  • You make a gift to your Community Foundation – you can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.
  • We set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family, business, or foundation, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
  • You recommend uses for the fund – working with our professional program staff to support the causes and organizations you care about most.
  • Your recommendations are presented anonymously to our board for approval.
  • We handle all the administrative details and issue grants to charities in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
  • If you choose, your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Your gift – and all future earnings from your gift – would become a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.

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Donor Advised Funds Administered Within the Community Foundation

  • Alden Family Fund
  • Walter Alexander Foundation Fund
  • Victor & Christine Anthony Fund
  • Janet & Gary Bezucha Family Fund
  • Virginia (Ginny) Bliese Memorial Fund
  • John & Patricia Bliss Family Fund
  • Mark & Ann Bradley Fund
  • Braun Woodlands Foundation Fund
  • The Christ Fund
  • Edward P. & Darlene I. Coldwell Fund
  • Community Improvement Fund
  • Dahm Family Fund
  • Thomas Allen David Memorial Fund
  • Davis Family Fund
  • John D. & Amy L. Dudley Fund
  • Emmerich Properties Fund
  • Tom & Janet Felch Family Fund
  • Nancy Frawley Fund
  • D.J. & Mary Clare Freeman Fund
  • Mary Jo Freeman & David Tange Fund
  • Dorothy C. Green Food for People Fund
  • Robert C. & Ruth D. Greenheck Fund
  • Habush Habush & Rottier Charitable Fund
  • H.J. Hagge Foundation Fund
  • Robert S. Hagge Foundation Fund
  • Jerald Halvorsen & Marilyn Miller Charitable Fund
  • John & Mary Hartwig Foundation Fund
  • Holtz Krause Community Fund
  • Hostvedt Family Fund
  • Ervin & Arlean Jagodzinski Fund
  • JARP Foundation Fund
  • EO & LaVerne Johnson Family Fund
  • Hugh E. & Diane L. Jones Fund
  • Sondra & George Juetten Charitable Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Wausau Fund
  • Ronald & Janet Klimisch Fund
  • Knitt Family Fund
  • Kocourek Kids Foundation Fund
  • Ed & Micki Koth Fund
  • John & Bonnie Kraft Fund
  • Ron & Winnie Krueger Family Fund
  • Bill & Kathy LaBrake Fund
  • Lake Enterprise Natural Resources Fund
  • James & Susan Lundberg Fund
  • Fred T. Lundin & Patti Kay Fund
  • Robbie Maahs Memorial Fund
  • Mack Family Fund
  • Mallery Family Fund
  • James H. & Lorraine G. Mathwick Charitable Fund
  • John E. & Elsa M. McKenna Fund
  • Patricia A. McKeough Fund
  • Mid Wisconsin Foundation Legacy Fund
  • H.L. Miedaner, M.S. & M.E. Block Fund
  • Michael D. & Mary K. Moen Fund
  • Murco Foundation Fund
  • Thomas & Mary Murphy Fund
  • Ted C. Nick Memorial Fund
  • North Family Fund
  • Todd & Kerri Olson Fund
  • Linda Osness Park City Credit Union Fund
  • Papa Kilo Aviation Foundation Fund
  • Patrick K. & Patricia F. Pergolski Family Fund
  • Elizabeth S. & Mollie A. Peters Fund
  • Peth Family Fund
  • William M. & Mary Nell Reif Family Fund
  • Rhinelander Rotary Club Chaitable Fund
  • Evan Rieck 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' Fund
  • River Valley Bank Fund
  • Rotary Club of Wausau Fund
  • Clyde F. Schlueter Foundation Fund
  • Steve & Donna Schmidt Family Fund
  • Edward T. Schoenberger Memorial Fund
  • Harvey H. Scholfield, Jr. Family Fund
  • Ronald & Mary Ann Schubert Fund
  • Linda Semling Peterson Fund
  • Daniel & Jody Seybold Family Fund
  • Shepherd/Howells Fund
  • Sislo Family Fund
  • John & Nancy Skoug Fund
  • SLJMW Fund
  • Staples Family Fund
  • Arthur & Audrey Taylor Fund
  • William & Jean Tehan Family Fund
  • Herbert & Catharine Terwilliger Memorial Fund
  • vanKerkhoven Family Fund
  • The Vermillion Fund
  • Gerald & Marion Viste Fund
  • Patrick & Jeanne Wallschlaeger Fund
  • G. Lane & Linda Ware Fund
  • Wausau Coated Products, Inc. Fund
  • Weiland Family Fund
  • Brian B. & Patricia A. Wellmon Fund
  • Gary & LuAnn Williams Family Fund
  • Wipfli LLP Wausau Partners Fund
  • George D. & Estelle B. Wolff Family Fund
  • WoodTrust - Bell Foundation Fund
  • Bao & Neng Xiong Volvo Hmong Women's Fund
  • Gerald & Lois Zocher Family Fund
  • Wausau Noon Optimist Foundation fund