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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Announcing Community Action Grant Deadline!

Twice a year, the Whitewater Community Foundation offers Community Action Grants for projects that our community and board of directors believe worthwhile and beneficial to various segments of the population. The Whitewater Community Foundation’s mission is to “enhance quality of life in the Whitewater area via educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent expenditures.” The Foundation provides seed money for nonprofit projects that benefit Whitewater and residents of Whitewater. We look for creative or innovative projects that address community needs and can …

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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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WCF Invests in Children with the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

Dr. Beverly Kopper, Mark Dorn, Rick Fassl, Jim Coburn, Stacey Lunsford, Kevin Brunner, Rev. David Yochum, Dawn Hunter The Whitewater Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the presentation of $1,000 to Stacey Lunsford, Director of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. These monies are matching funds that will be spent toward an Americorps and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Play & Read program. The Irvin L. Young was selected by DPI as one of seven sites …

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