Established in 2003, the Waupaca Area Community Foundation's mission is to preserve and improve the quality of life for the people of the greater Waupaca area.

Our donors support charitable work in our communities, across the state or around the world. Contributions to permanent endowments and other charitable funds provide for grants to 501(c)3 and other qualifying nonprofit organizations and projects.

The WACF, a geographic affiliate of the Appleton, WI-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, has awarded more than $820,000 in grants since its inception.

Grants

Waupaca Area Community Foundation grants, awarded from unrestricted funds, support specific projects or new programs for which a moderate amount of grant money can make a significant impact on an area of need. Grants are made for a broad range of purposes to a wide variety of charitable organizations in the focus areas of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services.

WACF Board members

Jack Rhodes - Chair

Tim Neuville - Vice Chair

Juergen Zirnstein - Treasurer

Ray Hutchinson - Secretary

Connie Abert
Christine Anthony
Jan Bax
Courtney Bloom
Christine Faulks
Ray Hutchinson
Linda Kassera
Laine Lazers

Clifford Mishler
Archie Overby
Mike Pawielski
Sharon Peterson
Steve Shambeau
Bailey Wanty
Juergen Zirnstein

Waupaca Area Community Foundation

Works to preserve and improve the quality of life for the people of the greater Waupaca area.
Range of grantmaking: Up to $7,500. Starting in 2014, grants for the same program are limited to 3 years.
Grant application deadline: 4:00 p.m. June 16, 2014  NEW DEADLINE!
Grant decision: Mid-August (Grant will not cover expenses incurred before decision date.)
Contact: Heidi Dusek, (920) 830-1290 ext 25
Grant Application
Grant guidelines


Charitable Funds
Individuals, families and organizations establish charitable funds with us to give back to the community in ways that help others today and for future generations. It's easy to start a fund with a gift of cash, stock, real estate or almost any asset. We can help you plan a gift that meets your charitable goals. View WACF fund list

Did you know...you can plan for a future charitable gift today by naming us in your will? If you make this or another type of "planned" gift, we would be honored to welcome you into the Himebaugh Legacy Circle.   

 

 

what's happening 

$117,000 in grants
awarded for 2013
 

Foundation helps 
high school go solar 

Scholarships
by school

Click on high school
to see scholarships
Little Wolf 
Waupaca 

BUILDING BLOCKS
Neuvilles learned
about giving
step by step

Contact us

Phone:
715-256-1939

Mail:
P.O. Box 425
Waupaca, WI 54981

Gift planning:
920-830-1290

Learn about
Donor Advised
funds

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