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Director of Donor Services
Shelly Leadley

Phone
920-702-7626

Email
[email protected]

Water-Right Charitable Fund

Foundation-Directed
Donor-Directed
Families of Funds

Purpose

The  purpose of the Water-Right Charitable Fund is to support nonprofit organizations in the Fox Valley and surrounding area and to benefit the charitable interests of its employees. This fund will use an advisory committee made up of staff from Water-Right and Clean Water Center to review requests and recommend thoughtful grants.  Grant decisions will be thoughtfully determined by the guidelines and eligibility requirements stated in this document. 

Generally, the Fund will not support individual schools, churches or religious organizations, with the exception of affiliated programs or separate entities, providing those programs encourage participation from and benefit the public at large. Additionally, the program or cause must be a 501(c)(3) public charity to be considered.

Awards typically will be up to $5,000. The applications deadlines are March 1, July 1 and Oct. 1 of each year.

To be eligible for consideration of financial support, nonprofit organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be deemed a 501(c)(3) public charity, as defined by the IRS.
  • Reside in or serve residents from Green Bay to Oshkosh, with an emphasis on the Fox Valley Region.
  • Be willing to provide financials, if requested.

What We Fund

  • Causes that support basic needs (food, clothing, shelter)
  • Causes that support education
  • Causes or places that support the environment
  • Causes that are important to our employees

What We Don't Fund

  • Individual schools, church/religious organizations. (The exception would be affiliated programs or separate entities, providing those programs encourage participation from and benefit the public at large.)
  • Event or sports team sponsorships
  • Operational expenses
  • Political, religious, or controversial organizations
  • “Nest eggs” for future funding use
  • Conferences

To Apply

  1. Register or login to our Grant Portal.
  2. Under the heading “Grant Applicant,” select “Available Grants” and choose the Water Right Charitable Fund application from the list.
  3. Complete the application form. You may work on it, save the form and come back later to complete it. 
  4. When finished, select the “Submit” button.