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Director of Donor Services
Shelly Leadley

Phone
920-702-7626

Email
[email protected]

Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation

Established for the benefit of people in need in the Brillion area.

Foundation-Directed
Donor-Directed
Families of Funds

Purpose

The Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation concentrates its giving on the needs of the Brillion community, where Bob and Pat built their successful businesses, Endries International Inc. and Professional Plating. They formed a private family foundation in 1985 to share their business success with the community, and then made it a self-governed supporting organization within the Community Foundation in 2005. 

What We Fund

Organizations eligible to receive grants from the Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation are those determined by the IRS to be public charities. This encompasses most charitable, scientific, social service, educational and religious organizations described in 501(c)(3) of the tax code, as well as government agencies. Organizations that are not public charities may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations must serve Brillion residents.

Priority Areas For Giving

  • The vitality of the Brillion area.
  • The disadvantaged, particularly the disabled, homeless, low income, single parents, troubled youth, or the chronically or mentally ill.
  • Health and human services, particularly diabetes, cancer, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease or mental health.
  • Religious causes or organizations with a spiritual purpose.
  • Sports or arts programming and/or sponsorships.
  • Capital Campaign support, especially requests for bricks and mortar.

Additional Giving Guidelines

Grants can be made to qualifying charitable organizations.

  • Organizations that support needs outside of the Brillion area or that do not yet have an established relationship with the foundation should contact the foundation prior to submission of a formal request.
  • Gifts will be directed to specific programs or opportunities, not to general operations (with exception for those organizations the foundation has had a long-established relationship with).
  • Matching or challenge gifts are encouraged, to motivate additional giving by others.
  • Prefer to support national organizations through gifts to the local chapter that serves Brillion residents.

Deadlines: Apr. 1 or Oct. 1 
Grant decision: End of June, end of November (Grant will not cover expenses incurred before decision date.)
Range of grantmaking: Unspecified

 

What We Don't Fund

  • Gifts to political organizations or causes.
  • Gifts to organizations that are not pro-life supporters or that lack sensitivity to promoting human life in any form (unborn or born).
  • Gifts to organizations affiliated with or in support of cloning or embryonic stem-cell research.
  • Grants to organizations that receive significant public/government funding.
  • Reimbursement for previously incurred expenses.

To Apply

If you have not received a grant from the Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation in the past, you must contact Shelly Leadley. A formal grant application is not required from organizations that have previously received support. These requests should be made in writing, with one copy emailed to:

Read the Community Foundation’s general grant policies and describe your proposal to:

Shelly Leadley
Director of Donor Services
[email protected]  
920-702-7626

Or mail to:
Robert and Patricia Endries Family Foundation
4455 W. Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI 54914
ATTN: Patricia Endries, President