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Waupaca Area Community Foundation

Preserving and improving the quality of life for the people of the greater Waupaca area.

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Our Story

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 regional 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.

 You can make an online tax-deductible donation to our Waupaca Area Community Foundation Fund.  

New: Read our 2018 Annual Report!

Click on this image to download the full PDF report of the exciting goals we met.

Charitable Funds

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.

Grants

Most grants are awarded from funds for which the donors recommend recipients or have dedicated all grant money to specific charitable organizations or causes. Other grants are awarded from our Waupaca Area Community Foundation Fund, including Annual Competitive Grants up to $7,500 and a new opportunity in 2018 for a Community Enhancement Grant of $25,000. This year the grant will go toward suicide prevention and awareness in the Waupaca area. Read the Loop article on this recipient here.  Also this year, a Forward Together Grant of $50,000 is being offered from the Tim and Joy Neuville Family Fund within the WACF. Go to the WACF Grant Opportunities page to learn more about all three of these grant opportunities.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from Waupaca County high schools. Most applications are due by March 1. Search by school.

WACF Board members

Tim Neuville – Chair
Jerry Lyons – Vice Chair
Laine Lazers – Treasurer
Chris Anthony
Dale Bestul
Erik Ellingson
Robert Faulks
Caroyl Hart
Stephen Johnson
Sharon Peterson
Dave Poeschl
Jack Rhodes
Glen Werner
Mary Zimmerman
Erin Harger (youth member)
Erin Lemkuil (youth member)

Contact us

Phone

(715) 602-3833

Email

[email protected]

Mail

P.O. Box 425
Waupaca, WI 54981