Preserving and improving the quality of life for the people of the greater Waupaca area.
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. The WACF is a geographic affiliate of the Appleton, WI-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Our donors support charitable work in our communities, across the state or around the world. Contributions to and other charitable funds provide for grants to 501(c)3 and other qualifying nonprofit organizations and projects. Read our 2016 Annual Report.
Since its inception, the WACF has awarded more than $820,000 in grants from all of its charitable funds that have been created by individuals, families, businesses and organization. Most grants are awarded from funds for which the donors recommend recipients or have dedicated all grant money to specific charitable organizations or causes.
WAUPACA AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUND GRANTS
These grants are awarded through an annual competitive grants process, which involves review and decisions by a committee of local volunteers. Grants support specific projects or new programs for which a moderate amount of grant money can make a significant impact in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services.
June 12, 2017, is the deadline to apply for grants from this fund. Complete guidelines and access to a new grant application are available online.
GRANT DOLLARS IN ACTION:
A $5,000 grant is helping families in need get income tax refunds. Read more.
Opera for the Young entertained, and engaged, students in Waupaca during two performances of “Elixir of Love” at elementary schools, with the support of a $1,500 WACF Community Fund grant.
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 our list of charitable funds.
Scholarships are available to students from Waupaca County high schools. Most applications are due by March 1. Search by school.
Donald G. Brunner Education Fund
Edmund J. and Mary Lee Christensen scholarship Fund
Dale T. Ehnert Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 425
Waupaca, WI 54981