Whitewater Community Foundation Announces Community Action Grant Fall Cycle

(WHITEWATER- September 24)  2018 marks the 3rd  year that the Whitewater Community Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofits that serve Whitewater area residents. The Foundation’s mission is to collaborate with our civic partners to create opportunities for youth and adults to achieve their educational and economic dreams, to create a vibrant city for the arts, and to celebrate and preserve the qualities that make Whitewater exceptional. Grants in 2017/2018 were awarded to programs such as Bethel House, Rock River Free …

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Whitewater Community Foundation Announces Community Action Grant Spring Cycle

(WHITEWATER: April 25) 2018 marks the 3rd year that the Whitewater Community Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofits in Whitewater and those outside Whitewater that serve the Whitewater community. Our mission is to collaborate with our civic partners to create opportunities for youth and adults to achieve their educational and economic dreams, to create a vibrant city for the arts, and to celebrate and preserve the qualities that make Whitewater exceptional. Past grants have been awarded to groups that improve …

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Announcing the Donald Hale Home Lumber Scholarship

The Whitewater Community Foundation board of directors has been looking for local citizens who may want to support scholarships in the trades in addition to traditional 4-year colleges. We believe that a successful community requires many types of education. The trades are historically ignored when it comes to scholarships, and we are proud to add the Donald Hale Home Lumber Scholarship to the mix. Please spread the word to Whitewater High School students you know who might want a career …

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WCF Supports Work Toward a Dementia-Friendly City

The Board of Directors from the Whitewater Community Foundation presented their first 2017 Community Action Grant on July 12 with a check for $1,000 to Seniors in the Park. Numerous volunteers are working with Seniors in the Park to make Whitewater a dementia-friendly community. The funds go toward communication and community awareness of the everyday difficulties experienced by people affected by dementia and the stresses experienced by their caregivers. The Foundation got a crash course in dementia awareness and a …

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We’re Starting a Quarterly Newsletter!

Are you interested in updates about what the Whitewater Community Foundation is doing in town? Do you want to hear more about what our local nonprofits are doing to support our community? If so, please sign up for our newsletter. We promise to keep them short, sweet, and informative.

Ogle Our 2016 Annual Report!

Our 2016 Annual Report is up on our web site! Take a moment to look it over and see all the new things we did last year. We’re pretty proud of all the work we’ve done to mature as a Community Foundation. And we can’t wait to see what kinds of partnerships fall into place during 2017. Tell us what you think! Click Here to view the PDF.

Organizations Doing Great Things in Whitewater

The Whitewater Community Foundation, Downtown Whitewater, and UW-Whitewater are hosting a Civic Organization Summit next week and we’ve been doing some digging to find out who is doing great things in this town. We’re posting a list HERE of nonprofits, service organizations, UWW departments, and local businesses that do great things in our beloved city. If you think we’ve left someone off the list, or if we we need to update information for an organization, please contact us at info@whitewatercommunityfoundation.org …

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Stewardship of WhitewaterBanner

The Whitewater Community Foundation, founded in 1995 to enhance the quality of life in the Whitewater area via educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent expenditures, is pleased to announce it has assumed stewardship of www.whitewaterbanner.com in partnership with Dustin Reichwald, the current editor-in-chief of the Banner. Dustin Reichwald stated “By joining with the Whitewater Community Foundation, we can be assured that the Whitewater Banner will remain a true community asset and receive the support necessary to continually improve its ability to …

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Wrapping up our First Annual Campaign

2016 has been a big year for the Whitewater Community Foundation. We gave out almost $20,000 in grants to local nonprofits and their initiatives. These are organizations that put first the ideas of neighborhood and city when they think of community. And, we’re wrapping up our first ever Annual Campaign to raise money in order for our Foundation to continue these Community Action Grants. No foundation or nonprofit that wants to make a difference can continue to sit back on …

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Washington Elementary Mural Shines!

Board members Kevin Brunner, Mark Dorn, and Carroll Olm visited Washington Elementary last week to check out progress on the GORGEOUS mural that the kids are painting. Art teacher Mareta Hale took us through her process of visualizing the mural, prepping the wall, and giving the children jobs to adorn the boundaries of their blacktop. Right now, the field of flowers has almost been completed before the winter weather sets in. Approximately 300 children attend Washington Elementary. Each flower represents …

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