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Director of Donor Services
Shelly Leadley

Phone
920-830-1290 ext. 26

Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation

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

Pat and Bob Endries

Pat and Bob Endries

Our Story

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, making it part of the Community Foundation in 2005. In 2015, they surpassed $8 million in total grants awarded over the 30 years.

Grants

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.
The Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation will not typically support the following:
  • 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.

Deadlines: April 1 or Oct. 1 (Call or email to apply.)
Grant decision: End of June, end of November (Grant will not cover expenses incurred before decision date.)
Contact: Shelly Leadley, [email protected] or 920-830-1290 ext. 26

The Robert and Patricia Endries Family Foundation does not require a formal grant application from organizations that have previously received support from them. These requests should be made in writing, with one copy emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

Robert and Patricia Endries Family Foundation Ltd.
4455 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914
ATTN: Patricia Endries, President

If you have not previously received a grant from the Robert and Patricia Endries Family Foundation, you must contact Shelly Leadley by email or at 920-830-1290 before completing a grant application.

As a supporting organization, the Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation benefits from investment and administrative support from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. However, the family foundation retains its unique identity, distinct purpose and uses a separate board of directors to award grants.

Board Members/Officers

Officers

Patricia Endries – President
Steve Endries – Vice President
Tom Endries – Secretary
Marcia Endries

Board Members

Audrey Buboltz
Peter Kittel
Steve Klessig
Don Mathiebe
Steven Mueller

Non-Voting Participants

Robert Endries
Susan Endries
Shelly Leadley – Community Foundation liaison
Matt Vechart – Endries International liaison

All requests are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. All applicants will be sent a letter indicating whether their request has been funded or declined shortly after the meeting at which the decision is made.