Fund Options

Restricted & Field of Interest Funds

A Restricted Fund established at your Community Foundation is a fund designated to benefit a specific charitable organization or philanthropic purpose. Donors to these funds can be assured that their contributions will be used to benefit their interests. Depending on the goals of the organization, a Restricted Endowment Fund can be established to provide for the future. Capital contributions are invested, not spent, and the earnings from the investments are used to provide a permanent source of revenue.

How to Start a Restricted Fund

Establishing a Restricted Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization. Because it's given through your Community Foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding, but planned giving and investment management services and the power of endowment.

How it works

  • You identify an organization that you wish to benefit.
  • 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 or in the name of the nonprofit organization you choose.
  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
  • Our board issues grants to the designated nonprofit organization.
  • We handle all the administrative details, including managing specific qualifications that you may establish for grant disbursements.
  • You receive updates on the impact the fund is making.
  • Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift – and all future earnings from your gift – is a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.

Restricted Funds Administered Within the Community Foundation

ALBERT FAMILY FUND 2014
Provides funding for Mount Sinai Congregation, primarily for the Rabbi's salary and benefits, and capital improvements to the properties

ALCOHOL & DRUG AWARENESS FUND 1993
Provides for substance abuse awareness and prevention programs

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG (AODA) PARTNERSHIP FUND 2013
Furthers the mission of the Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drug Partnership Council to eliminate the misuse of alcohol and other drugs in Marathon County

AMERICAN RED CROSS MARATHON COUNTY CHAPTER FUND 2001
Established by Caroline S. Mark to further the mission of the organization as determined by its board of directors, including building maintenance and support for the hypertension screening program

ANTIGO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUND 2006
A component fund, restricted for use within the Antigo area

AVAIL ENDOWMENT FUND 2004
Provides endowed support for the mission and purpose of the organization in Langlade County, as determined by their Board of Directors

BADGER STATE GAMES ATHLETE ASSISTANCE FUND 2012
Provides financial assistance for athletes competing in the Badger State Games

BEYOND PENCILS & CRAYONS FUND 2011
Provides grants for K-12 grade teachers throughout Marathon County to implement innovative curriculum enhancements in their classrooms

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHCENTRAL WISCONSIN FUND 1998
Utilized for priority needs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin

BIRCH TRAILS GIRL SCOUTS COUNCIL, INC. FUND 2000
Promotes the mission of Birch Trails, as determined by its board of directors, within the geographic area currently served by the Council

ELDA BONVINCIN MEMORIAL FUND 2000
Provides support for the Church of the Resurrection; Wausau and Marathon County Park Departments, Ski for Youth program; Friends of Rib Mountain for enhancements of the Rib Mountain State Park; and scholarship funding

BOULDER JUNCTION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RESTRICTED ENDOWMENT FUND 2010
A component fund, restricted for use within the Boulder Junctioin area

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE WAUSAU AREA OPERATING FUND 1999
Furthers the mission and provides for the ongoing needs of the Boys and Girls Club of the Wausau Area

NORMAN BRADFISH ENDOWMENT FUND 2015
Provides for the purchase of K-9 police dogs for law enforcement agencies within Marathon County

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS ENDOWMENT FUND 1992
Supports art education and exhibitions of regional and Wisconsin art through the work of the CVA

CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY FUND 2005
Established through the estate of Ewald W. Pagel for the benefit of physically and/or mentally handicapped children living in the Merrill area

CITY OF MERRILL PARK ENDOWMENT FUND 2011
Enhances, beautifies, and fosters enjoyment of the city's parks and green spaces by investing in infrastructure and amenities for the system

COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT FUND 1997
Supported with grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, and the Wausau•Marathon County Fund, this fund is intended to encourage cooperation and expansion of opportunities in the arts in Marathon County
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COMMUNITY CORNER CLUBHOUSE FUND 2011
Advocates for and supports the mission of the organization to serve mental health needs of Marathon County residents by promoting awareness, education, and wellness

COMMUNITY CULTURAL DANCE CLUB FUND 2004
Provides funding for programs that support the Hmong traditions and teach diversity

D.C. EVEREST AREA EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUND 2003
Encourages creative and innovative educational programs for public and private schools within the D.C. Everest School District

DEVOE/SILBERNAGEL MEMORIAL FUND 1989
Established in memory of Fred Devoe and George and Katherine Silbernagel to defray medical expenses for worthy charitable cases of Community Health Care-Wausau Hospital

EDGAR AREA EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUND 2008
Provides for the ongoing needs of the School District, to strengthen community participation in the schools, both public and private, and inspires teachers and students to achieve educational excellence

FAMILY PLANNING HEALTH SERVICES FUND 2000
Promotes the health and hopes of women and families through prevention and health promotion

A. WARD FORD MEMORIAL INSTITUTE FUND 2001
Provides for cardiovascular and medical laser research. Grant Guidelines

FRIENDS OF RIB MOUNTAIN STATE PARK FUND 2001
Furthers the mission of the organization, including enhancement of the park, as determined by their Board of Directors

RICHARD V. GEIGER MEMORIAL FUND 2005
Provides funding for educational programs for K-12 students in the Merrill area

FRED W. GENRICH, III FUND 1999
Provides for maintenance and improvements at Pine Grove Cemetery

GIRL SCOUTS ALEXANDER LODGE FUND 2003
Provides for the maintenance of Alexander Lodge located at Camp Del O'Claire in Weston, Wisconsin

GOOD NEWS FUND 1998
Provides for the priority needs of the organization as determined by their Board of Directors 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN FUND 1997
Supports services that create opportunities for people with special needs to achieve full participation in the community

GRASSWORKS FOUNDATION FUND 2012
Provides funding to fulfill the mission of the organization as determined by their board of directors

HEALTHY MARATHON COUNTY FUND  2007
Provides for the health needs of Marathon County

HMONG EDUCATION FUND 2004
Provides educational opportunities for Hmong, especially for early childhood education

HUMANE SOCIETY OF MARATHON COUNTY FUND 2002
Supports the mission of the Humane Society as determined by their Board of Directors

CARL HUMMEL - WAUSAU CITY SEAL FUND 2013
To restore and preserve the Wausau City Seal, and provide resources so the seal is always displayed and housed with dignity

EO JOHNSON CHARITABLE LEGACY FUND 2011
Supports the work of several named nonprofit organizations that EO supported within his lifetime

G.D. JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND PROJECT FUND 1999
Supports upgrades and improvements to the school's playground area

K FUND 2006
Provides for the needs of ARTSBlock and the Marathon County Historical Society

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FUND FOR THE COGNITIVELY DISABLED 2003
Benefits the cognitively disabled of Marathon County through the efforts of the Knights of Columbus

ROY LARSEN MEMORIAL FUND 1988
Established in memory of Dr. Roy Larsen to address special community needs in the areas of medicine and the performing arts 

LINCOLN COUNTY 4-H LEADERS ASSOCIATION ENDOWMENT FUND 2013
Provides support for 4-H programs in Lincoln County, Wisconsin, as determined by their board of directors

LOMBARD COLLECTION FUND 1992
Funds the purchase of large print books housed at the Marathon County Public Library

MARATHON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FUND 2003
Furthers the mission of the Historical Society as determined by their Board of Directors

MARATHON SCHOOL DISTRICT ENDOWMENT FUND 2005
Provides for the ongoing needs of the School District of Marathon as determined by their Board of Education

MEDICAL STAFF EDUCATION/LIBRARY FUND 1995
Provides medical education for members of the Community Health Care medical staff or other persons designated by their executive committee, and provides for additions to the Medical Library

MERRILL AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUND 2000
A component fund, restricted for use within the Merrill area

MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND 2004
Endows the mission of the Merrill Area Community Foundation Fund as determined by their Board of Directors

MINOCQUA PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND 2012
Designed to further the mission of the Minocqua Public Library Foundation as determined by its board of directors

ROBERT W. MONK GARDENS FUND 2008
Provides for the highest priority needs of the Robert W. Monk Gardens as determined by their governing board

MOSINEE EDUCATIONAL FUND 2008
Provides for projects that enrich the Mosinee School District's educational programs and enhances educational opportunities for students, staff, and the community

MOSINEE FLOWAGE TRUST FUND 1998
Supports natural resource improvements including aquatic habitats, fisheries, and/or recreation in the Mosinee flowage

MOUNT SINAI CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 2000
Provides capital improvements of Mount Sinai

MOUNT SINAI CONGREGATION ENDOWMENT FUND 1994
Supports religious education, programming, and general operating expenses of the congregation

THE NEIGHBORS' PLACE COMMUNITY GARDEN FUND 2004
Supports the operating needs of a Community Garden program in the Wausau, Marathon County area, as determined by The Neighbors' Place Board of Directors

THE NEIGHBORS' PLACE FUND 2007
A permanent fund designed to help people in poverty in Wausau and Marathon County by addressing basic human needs

BOB NELSON MEMORIAL RECREATIONAL FUND 2002
Provides for recreational opportunities in the Tomahawk area as determined by the Tomahawk Area Community Foundation Fund Board of Directors

NEVER FORGOTTEN HONOR FLIGHT FUND 2009
Honors American war veterans by transporting them to visit national war memorial sites primarily in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas

NEWMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FUND 1994
Provides for excellence in education, enhancing the personal growth of area students and promoting the Catholic faith to meet life's challenges for present and future generations

NORTH CENTRAL CONSERVANCY TRUST FUND 1996
Dedicated to promoting the conservation and enhancement of north central Wisconsin's biodiverse natural heritage

NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH PROTECTION PLAN FUND 2001
Provides for community needs in north central Wisconsin in the areas of the arts, education, social concerns, and resource preservation

NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN DONATE LIFE FUND 2007
Promotes organ and tissue donation in north central Wisconsin through education, awareness, and support of related programs

TOM O'MALLEY MEMORIAL FUND 2015
Promotes youth activity through snow skiing and snowboarding on Granite Peak in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION OPERATING FUND 1991
An endowment utilized for priority needs of the Performing Arts Foundation

PINE GROVE MAUSOLEUM FUND 2003
Provides for the maintenance and enhancement of the mausoleum located in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau

RHINELANDER AREA COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND 2015
Provides for charitable organizations and civic endeavors in the greater Rhinelander area

RHINELANDER AREA FOOD PANTRY FUND 2014
Furthers the mission of the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry as determined by their board of directors

RHINELANDER BUMP ART ENDOWMENT FUND 2011
Supports the art collection of the Rhinelander District Library

RHINELANDER DISTRICT LIBRARY FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND 2011
Supports the mission and purpose of the Rhinelander District Library

RHINELANDER PARTNERS IN EDUCATION FUND 2012
Established to support the mission of the organization as directed by their board of directors

RIVER EDGE FUND 1991
Promotes development and enhancement along Wausau's Wisconsin River Edge as a natural, cultural, and historic community resource

FRANK ROSKOS MEMORIAL FUND 2007
Supports citizens of Lincoln County in the greater Merrill area who have special needs

GEORGE L. RUDER FUND 1990
Brings nationally known speakers to the Wausau area to address issues of current interest and importance in the fields of government, politics, finance, investment, business, and education

ST. ANTHONY'S OF MARATHON ENDOWMENT FUND 201
Provides for the priority needs of the organization as determined by their board of directors

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FUND 2014
Supports the work of St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN

THE LAWRENCE AND JANE STERNBERG RIVERS EDGE FUND 1999
Provides for development, enhancement, and beautification along the Wisconsin River

CHESTER L. SUSKI ARTS FUND 1996
Designed to support and enhance the performance of classical music, both secular and religious, in the greater Wausau area

THREE LAKES COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND 2014
Elevate the community as an even greater place to live, vacation, learn, invest, and play

THREE LAKES COMMUNITY FUND-Current 2014
Further the mission of the community fund as determined by their board of directors

TYLER'S HOME/OPPORTUNITY, INC. RESPITE ENDOWMENT FUND 2001
Established to provide for permanent respite services in north central Wisconsin including, but not limited to, Tyler's Home for Kids, as determined by the Opportunity, Inc. Board of Directors

UNITED WAY ENDOWMENT FUND 1991
Provides lasting stability for United Way to respond to current local human care service needs

UNITED WAY'S LEAVE A LEGACY SOCIETY FUND 2001
Established by Caroline S. Mark to provide continuous support to the United Way of Marathon County's annual fundraising campaign

VOLUNTEER CENTER SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND 1998
Provides financial support for special projects consistent with the mission of the Volunteer Center of Marathon County

VSA ARTS OF WISCONSIN FUND 1995
An endowment designed to sustain arts programming for children and adults with disabilities in the greater Wausau area

WAUSAU AREA MOBILE MEALS FUND 1997
Honors a twenty-five year tradition of fostering the health and general well-being of the infirm in the Wausau area by providing for the ongoing needs of this organization

WAUSAU CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC FUND 1991
An endowment designed to provide quality arts education through a comprehensive and flexible curriculum designed to meet the needs of all ages

WAUSAU DANCE THEATRE FUND 2001
Provides for priority needs of the organization as determined by their Board of Directors

WAUSAU EAST HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS FUND 1997
Provides financial support for athletic teams at Wausau East High School

WAUSAU LYRIC CHOIR ENDOWMENT FUND 1998
Provides for priority needs of the Wausau Lyric Choir

WAUSAU & MARATHON COUNTY PARKS FOUNDATION FUND 1990
Serves as a means by which the Wausau and Marathon County Park system can be enhanced

WAUSAU SCHOOL FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND 1997
An endowment fund intended to promote excellence in education and strengthen community support for the Wausau School District

WAUSAU SYMPHONY & BAND FUND 1998
Funds to continue educational outreach programs, master classes, and four or more "chairs" within performing groups of Wausau Symphony and Band

THELMA WEBB FUND 2011
Dedicated to Thelma's vision of offering music education of the highest level of excellence to the community through the Wausau Conservatory of Music

WISCONSIN VALLEY FAIR EDUCATIONAL FUND 2009
Supports the educational mission and focus of the Marathon County Agricultural Society

WOMEN'S COMMUNITY BELIEVE FUND
Provides for priority needs of The Women’s Community, Inc. as determined by their board of directors

THE WOMEN'S COMMUNITY, INC. FUND 2009
Provides for the needs of The Women's Community as determined by their board of directors

WXPR PUBLIC RADIO ENDOWMENT FUND 1997
Furthers the mission of White Pine Community Broadcasting to present program services that enrich, entertain, and educate in the broadest sense, by informing citizens of the significant issues facing society and exploring cultural diversity through music

YMCA CAMP STURTEVANT ENDOWMENT FUND 1998
An endowment established to support lodge facility maintenance