WAUSAU, WI, December 2020] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin announced that 35 charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling more than $550,000 in the year 2020.

Community Enhancement Grants address the tangible needs of nonprofit organizations, as well as new initiatives, that create a vibrant and livable community for all. These grants provide support for the arts, education, health, human services, and resource preservation – enhancing every area of life for people throughout Marathon County.

“Our board is dedicated to being good stewards of the contributions that have been entrusted to us, and we couldn’t be more proud of the grants that we gave in 2020. Being forward focused, we know these grants are going to organizations and projects that are enhancing our area each day” states Ann Werth chair of the Community Foundation’s Distributions Committee.

The next Community Enhancement Grant deadline is March 1, 2021. Grants range in size from $1,000 to $100,000 depending on the scope of the proposal. Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with Foundation staff before applying. Visit here for more details.


About the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin: 

Since 1987, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits for local community impact. With over 33 years serving the north central Wisconsin region, the Community Foundation leads and inspires philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for generations to come. The Community Foundation has over $67 million in current assets and prudently manages 431 funds. Through its commitment to excellence in donor investment, the Foundation received $6.3 million from donors in 2019 and distributed more than $5.8 million that same year to support nonprofits throughout our area.