If you have a particular charitable passion area (arts, education, recreation, etc.) but do not want to be involved in the details of grant making, donating to a field of interest fund is perfect for you!
COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund
This fund supports non-profits and government agencies that have been affected by COVID-19. Grants will be paid as reimbursements in an effort to aid those organizations which have or will be having to spend money to support our community during this crisis.
Starin Park All-Inclusive Playground Equipment (Picture in Gallery)
The addition of all-inclusive playground equipment at Starin Park has been in the planning stages for nearly 3 years. This project is a joint venture between The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Lorrie Koppein, President of the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club, with assistance from the recently retired Irene Potocki are chairing this effort.
To give all community members and students of Whitewater and the surrounding communities the opportunity to have access to recreational playground equipment, especially for those who may be physically challenged. It is known statistically that Whitewater Unified School District has many students and staff who are wheelchair bound as does UWW, which specializes in education and facilities for the disabled.
--$39,500 pending an updated quote from Gerber Leisure Products. The manufacturer is Landscape Structures, one of the most reputable developers of playground equipment in the world. The sales consultant for Gerber has been wonderful to work with in equipment selection, installation and warranties.
--Pending revenues equivalent to $18,200.
--UWW will absorb an additional $10,000 installation cost as “in kind” working directly with the City of Whitewater recreation department and Gerber Leisure Products, with tentative site preparation carried out by the City of Whitewater Parks Department.
Estimated amount required to fundraise: $21,500
City of Whitewater Bark Park
This fund supports fundraising efforts to improve the Bark Park. Funds will be used for additional trees, a human and dog water fountain, and more. Please help us raise funds for the furry friends in town.
This fund supports The Whitewater Banner, which is the hub of communication in Whitewater that is stewarded by the community foundation.
Supports education programs for post-secondary education, entrepreneurial efforts, and nontraditional post-secondary education opportunities.
Arts, Beautification, + Culture
Provides support to performing and visual arts projects and, historical preservation, beautification, and organizations, and cultural institutions.
Quality of Life + Recreation
Improves the quality of life and self-sufficiency in the community.
Supports programs and initiatives in the early childhood, and K-12 efforts in the Whitewater Unified School District.
Supports agencies and projects that respond to housing, food, clothing, and healthcare needs of disadvantaged residents.
This fund supports the overall operations of the foundation and acts as unrestricted funds for grant requests that may not fit into the field of interest categories.
The Community Space Fund
The Community Space provides food, clothing, furniture and more to people in a dignified, respectful and even joyful manner.
Cravath Lakefront Amphitheater
The City of Whitewater has committed funds to purchase a band shelter for Cravath Lakefront Park. Funds are still needed for concrete, lighting, landscaping, and possibly a screen for movie nights in the park. Help us raise $50,000 for a resource that will provide 20 years of memories in our small town. Check out the Gallery for an example of what the amphitheater will look like.