Our Bright Idea Fund preserves and enhances the quality of life in Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca counties and the Neenah-Menasha area of Winnebago County by awarding grants to charitable organizations working to make a difference in their communities.
Learn about the fund’s focus areas and priorities, as well as types of grants that are awarded.
You can add fuel to make bright ideas burn even brighter by donating cash, securities, IRA assets, real estate or other assets to help make more grant dollars available.
Community Foundation funds that are contributing grant dollars to be awarded from the Bright Idea Fund:
John and Dorothy Barlow Family Fund
Dr. Frederick A. and Margaret Brei Fund
Rodney M. and Jean M. Coenen Fund
Stanley J. Cottrill Charitable Fund
Howard and Alice Curler Fund
Ruth M. Davis Fund
Marion H. Drew Memorial Fund
Arnold and Dorothy Ann Evans Fund
Paul and Elaine Groth Fund
Ellen and Leslie Gunter Family Fund
Charles P. Heeter Family Fund
Donald and Violet Himebaugh Fund
Ralph and Ethel Moehring Family Fund
John and Mary Strange Family Fund
Keith Niemuth Charitable Fund
Patricia M. Rauch Fund
James R. Reichel Unrestricted Fund
Unrestricted Fund #2
Ralph and Jacklyn Shiner Charitable Fund
Jane and Tad Shepard Charitable Fund
William Siekman Fund
Wilmer C. and Dorothy Stach Family Fund
Don and Mary Sturtevant Family Fund
Theodora Vander Maazen Family Fund
Dan and Pat Waselchuk Family Fund
Gus A. Zuehlke Fund
One donor is anonymous.
For more information about the donation options, contact our office at 920-830-1290 or give online now to the Bright Idea Fund or Bright Idea Endowment Fund.