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Waupaca Area Community Foundation Awards Record $170,822 in Grants to 18 Area Nonprofits

The Waupaca Area Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling a record $170,822 to 18 area nonprofit organizations from the Waupaca Area Community Foundation Fund to help enhance the quality of life in the greater Waupaca area. “We’re grateful for the continued support from members of the Waupaca area community since their generosity allows us to […]

Helping those who help our youngest children

Catalpa Health, a local mental health and wellness organization for kids, has a mission of helping children and families improve their mental health and wellness. Expanding services to Waupaca in 2018 (with significant support from funds within the Waupaca Area Community Foundation) has allowed Catalpa to serve the needs of children and families in the […]

Compassionate Connections receives funds from Clintonville Community Heroes Award winner

The Clintonville Area Foundation, one of our five affiliate partners,  awarded Sue Aschliman its Community Heroes Award a few years ago. In 2021 she announced she was directing the $2,000 from the award to Compassionate Connections Center. Established in 2011 by Clintonville native Dan Olk, the award recognizes and celebrates outstanding volunteers and their activities […]

Gift helps comfort children in times of crisis

Moments of crisis are difficult, transformative experiences. Due to the nature of their work, law enforcement officers are regularly tasked with assisting victims through these extremely difficult situations. Too often those victims include children.    The REACH-A-Child initiative provides a valuable tool to help children during times of crisis. Whether the children are in an automobile […]

Flo’ing with Kindness 

Flo’ing With Kindness is an organization in Gresham serving families in need with supplemental food. The pantry is named after Executive Director Barb Mendoza’s mother Florence Welk, who instilled kindness in her children from a very young age.    As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were growing in early 2020, so was an unmet need […]

Tuning in to the Waupaca community

Local Waupaca community radio station WAUP 99.1 received its broadcasting license in 2015. The station provides access to community broadcasting for the people of Waupaca and nearby surrounding areas. In 2021 the station received a grant of $3,000 from the Waupaca Area Community Foundation (one of our five geographic affiliate partners), for general support of […]