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$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

$33,050 Awarded in Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants

2021-11-10T15:45:16+00:00

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has approved the funding of 12 Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants totaling $33,050 for the 2021-22 school year. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 10 November 2021 $33,050 Awarded in Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants [WAUSAU, WI, November 2021] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has approved the funding of 12 Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants totaling $33,050 for the 2021-22 school year. Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants are designed to recognize 4K-12th grade teachers throughout Marathon County for creative and innovative curriculum enhancements. As school budgets continue to [...]

$33,050 Awarded in Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants 2021-11-10T15:45:16+00:00

Over $400,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Area Students

2021-07-08T13:37:41+00:00

Through the generosity of Community Foundation donors, 230 students from pre-school to post-graduate will be receiving over $400,000 in educational assistance grants this spring. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 1 July, 2021 Over $400,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Area Students Scholarship funds are established within the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin for various reasons including honoring or memorializing a loved one, supporting a particular field of study, recognizing a specific academic institution, or benefiting a particular student population. Since its inception in 1987, over $3.5 million has been awarded in scholarships through funds administered within [...]

Over $400,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Area Students 2021-07-08T13:37:41+00:00

$94,700 Awarded in Community Arts Grants in 2021

2021-06-21T14:13:34+00:00

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin recently distributed $94,700 through its Community Arts Grant Fund to 20 local organizations to assist them with their arts-related programming. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 27 May, 2021 $94,700 Awarded in Community Arts Grants in 2021 The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin recently distributed $94,700 through its Community Arts Grant Fund to 20 local organizations to assist them with their arts-related programming. Projects designed to complement, enhance, or expand new or existing cultural activities throughout Marathon County were eligible to receive funding. To qualify, some portion or outcome [...]

$94,700 Awarded in Community Arts Grants in 2021 2021-06-21T14:13:34+00:00

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

2021-04-26T14:15:12+00:00

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin welcomed a new board member beginning their first three-year term in April 2021 and additions to its executive committee. The Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Kathy Drengler to the board.  By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 22 April 2021 Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Member WAUSAU, WI — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin welcomed a new board member beginning their first three-year term in April 2021 and additions to its executive committee. The Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Kathy Drengler to the board. "We take great [...]

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Member 2021-04-26T14:15:12+00:00

$117,420 Awarded in Community Enhancement Grants

2021-03-29T19:40:50+00:00

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin announced that nine charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling $117,420 in the first quarter of 2021. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 29, March 2021 $117,420 Awarded in Community Enhancement Grants We are proud to announce that nine charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling $117,420 in the first quarter of 2021. Community Enhancement Grants address the tangible needs of nonprofit organizations and new initiatives that create a vibrant and livable community for all. These grants provide support for the arts, education, health, human services, and resource [...]

$117,420 Awarded in Community Enhancement Grants 2021-03-29T19:40:50+00:00