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Corporate Donor Advised Funds

2022-04-13T14:44:48+00:00

Donor Advised Funds provide a way for your business to show it cares about its local community and raise awareness about community needs. More than ever, companies of all sizes are turning to a cost-effective and meaningful solution to help their employees give back to their communities through Corporate Donor Advised Funds, administered within your local community foundation. WHAT IS A CORPORATE DONOR ADVISED FUND? A Corporate Donor Advised Fund is a simple, flexible, and tax-efficient way to streamline your corporate giving. Your company makes a gift to establish the fund and then remains actively involved in suggesting grants from [...]

Corporate Donor Advised Funds 2022-04-13T14:44:48+00:00

Where to Give to Support Ukraine

2022-03-21T19:41:58+00:00

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin values the ability to connect our generous donors with organizations who are working directly to support Ukraine. The organizations below are accepting donations to respond to the humanitarian crisis related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We will continue to add to this list as we verify more organizations. Center for Disaster Philanthropy – Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund Direct Relief Doctors Without Borders Global Fund for Children Global Giving – Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund Good 360 Heart to Heart International Save the Children [...]

Where to Give to Support Ukraine 2022-03-21T19:41:58+00:00

The Power of Endowment

2022-02-23T21:05:11+00:00

At the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the power of an endowment is in its permanency. Your gift—and all future earnings from your gift—are a perpetual source of charitable community capital, and your legacy is preserved for generations to come. WHAT IS AN ENDOWMENT? Most endowments are invested for long-term growth. They are designed to keep the principal amount intact while using a portion of the investment income for charitable purposes. In the case of the Community Foundation, earnings from the endowment are used to make grants to honor donors' wishes and address community needs. When you give to [...]

The Power of Endowment 2022-02-23T21:05:11+00:00

$90,000 Available in Community Arts Grants for Innovative and Creative Ideas

2022-02-21T21:16:28+00:00

[WAUSAU, WI] - The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is seeking applications for Community Arts Grant funding by the April 15 application deadline. The Community Arts Grant Fund, administered within the Community Foundation, encourages cooperation and expansion of arts opportunities in our area. Grants, up to $5,000 will be awarded for projects and programs that reinforce the quality and diversity of the arts in north central Wisconsin. Funding for the Community Arts Grant program is being provided through the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin’s [...]

$90,000 Available in Community Arts Grants for Innovative and Creative Ideas 2022-02-21T21:16:28+00:00

Celebrating 35 Years of Enhancing North Central Wisconsin

2022-01-20T14:45:46+00:00

[WAUSAU, WI January 20, 2022] — Incorporated on January 22, 1987, as the Wausau Area Community Foundation, the public foundation now known as the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is celebrating its 35th anniversary of connecting the passions of people who want to make a difference with the needs of nonprofits for local community impact. The community foundation field is one of the fastest-growing philanthropic sectors in the United States. Community foundations build and strengthen communities in a multitude of ways, including providing the means for a wide range of donors to create funds to meet critical needs. “Donors [...]

Celebrating 35 Years of Enhancing North Central Wisconsin 2022-01-20T14:45:46+00:00

Community Foundation Awards $525,000 in Community Enhancement Grants

2021-12-22T14:16:22+00:00

[WAUSAU, WI, December 22, 2021] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin announced that in 2021, thirty-one charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling more than $525,000. Community Enhancement Grants address the tangible needs of nonprofit organizations and new initiatives that foster a vibrant and livable community for all. These grants provide support in the areas of the arts, education, health, human services, and resource preservation – enhancing every area of life for people throughout Marathon County. "The Community Foundation is dedicated to being good stewards of the contributions that have been entrusted to us, and we are [...]

Community Foundation Awards $525,000 in Community Enhancement Grants 2021-12-22T14:16:22+00:00

Community Foundation Presents An Evening With Michael J. Fox

2021-12-20T21:18:58+00:00

[WAUSAU, WI, December 15, 2021] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is pleased to welcome Michael J. Fox as the 2022 speaker for the George L. Ruder Forum on April 19, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theater in Wausau, WI. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising [...]

Community Foundation Presents An Evening With Michael J. Fox 2021-12-20T21:18:58+00:00

2021 Win Brockmeyer Memorial Award Recipients Announced

2021-12-02T14:47:17+00:00

This year’s Win Brockmeyer Memorial Scholarships recipients have been named by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and will be honored at the 26th annual Win Brockmeyer Memorial Awards Ceremony to be held at the Wausau Country Club on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 8 a.m. The 2021 student-athletes nominated by their school’s respective coaching staffs include: Colton Geurink of Wausau West High School Jacob Pfiffner of Newman Catholic High School Ty Strehlow of D.C. Everest Senior High School Sawyer Trevillian of Wausau East High School From these nominees, a Selection Committee composed of members of the local press, [...]

2021 Win Brockmeyer Memorial Award Recipients Announced 2021-12-02T14:47:17+00:00

Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

2021-11-29T22:02:59+00:00

November 29, 2021   At the Community Foundation, we help you to be strategic and intentional in your charitable giving. We work to ensure that your donations make the greatest impact on the causes you care about while maximizing your tax advantages. Now is the perfect time to give. When you make a donation to the Community Foundation before or on December 31, you are making a significant impact in the community we live in. Here are 4 tips to consider in making a year-end gift. 1. Consider a gift of cash or securities A gift of cash is a simple [...]

Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines 2021-11-29T22:02:59+00:00

Make a Lasting Impact on the Future of Our Community

2021-11-11T21:41:19+00:00

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is part of a national network of over 750 community foundations that are uniquely situated to improve their regions by enacting innovative solutions and creating powerful partnerships. By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 11 November 2021 Make a Lasting Impact on the Future of Our Community The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is part of a national network of over 750 community foundations that are uniquely situated to improve their regions by enacting innovative solutions and creating powerful partnerships. From November 12-18, we celebrate Community Foundation Week, a [...]

Make a Lasting Impact on the Future of Our Community 2021-11-11T21:41:19+00:00