• COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $94,800 IN COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

    (WAUSAU, WI) - The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin distributed $94,800 through the Community Arts Grant Fund, providing funding for 25 visual and performing arts programs for local organizations, including summer drama camps, local festivals, painting workshops, artist residencies, and community performances. Funding for the Community Arts Grant program

  • Youth Mentoring Efforts Get Boost with Grant Funds

    OSHKOSH, WI - Every child deserves a champion. Efforts to provide area youth with adult mentors will get a “shot in the arm” as a result of a new round of Basic Needs Giving Partnership grants. The grants, which were recently awarded by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, will fund

  • Ascendium Unveils Updated Philanthropy Blueprint

    (Madison, WI)—Ascendium Education Group (formerly Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates), the nation’s largest federal student loan guarantor and a leading postsecondary education and workforce training philanthropy, today unveiled a new funding strategy that builds on the organization’s existing grantmaking approach and expands its focus to new areas. The

  • Couple’s legacy of giving continues

    In life — and in death — the late BJ and Bea Farmer believed giving back to the community they called home for seven decades. Recently, five organizations — the Eau Claire Community Foundation, Grace Lutheran Communities, Mayo Clinic, Saving Grace Lutheran Church and the University of Arkansas — received

  • GMF to manage $3 million endowment for women’s health from Columbia Health System

    Milwaukee, Wis., May 24, 2019 – With a $3 million gift, Columbia Health System has established two permanent, philanthropic funds at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation that will continue the organization’s legacy of caring for local women, children and families. The Columbia Health System Endowment Fund for Women’s Health will invest

  • Siebert Lutheran Foundation Launches New Philanthropic Opportunity

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (Milwaukee, Wis.) – The Siebert Lutheran Foundation is launching an initiative to partner with family foundations, private donors and other funding entities who are interested in growing their philanthropic impact with Lutheran schools and ministries and poverty-alleviation programs in Wisconsin, particularly in greater Milwaukee. Supporting this

  • Madison Community Foundation and the Evjue Foundation Announce $1 Million Combined Grant to Madison Youth Arts Center

    Madison Community Foundation and the Evjue Foundation Announce $1 Million Combined Grant to Madison Youth Arts Center MADISON, Wis. – Madison Community Foundation (MCF) announces a $500,000 grant toward the new Madison Youth Arts Center, in conjunction with a $500,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation. MCF President Bob Sorge and

  • Incourage Recognized by Invest in Wisconsin

    Incourage Recognized by Invest in Wisconsin Incourage has received a 2019 Distinguished Foundation Partnership award from Invest in Wisconsin for its support of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and place-based investing in central Wisconsin’s rural communities. Invest in Wisconsin provides access to economic opportunities and resources for low income individuals,

  • Donors gift more than $21 million to build a brighter future for our community

    Green Bay, WI – April 23, 2019  The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has received two significant gifts that will have dramatic impact on our community. The gifts, totaling more than $21 million, have unique backstories, but are aligned in what they mean for the future of this community.  The

  • Friends of Emerson Park & UWSP Waste Students Collaborate on Fence Art Project

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin (April 17, 2019) – As part of UWSP’s Earth Week celebration, Friends of Emerson Park (are a grassroots group of citizens working to revitalize and maintain a neighborhood park in the heart of Stevens Point's Historic District), in partnership with students in the UWSP Chapter of the