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2020 Annual appeal

The Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) invites you to join us by investing in Whitewater. Our mission is “to enhance the quality of life in the Whitewater area through educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent expenditures” depends on the generosity of people like you. A gift from you by December 31st, 2020 can provide necessary funding for scholarships and for Community Action Grants given twice a year. Your donation to WCF supports programs such as the Cravath Lake Amphitheater, the Whitewater Dog …

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Accepting Applications For Fall Community Action Grants

The Whitewater Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Fall Community Action Grant Cycle. Grants will be awarded to local non-profits actively working to support the citizens of the Whitewater area. The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2020. Interested organizations can find more information at www.whitewatercommunityfoundation.org/grants. In the Spring of 2020, with the onset of COVID-19 and the resulting loss of jobs, the community foundation awarded community action grants totaling $21,175 to the following organizations to reimburse …

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2020 Spring Community Action Grants

Seven local organizations received grants of $3,025 each totaling $21,175 from the Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) from their Community Action Grant Fund.  The Board of Directors would like to congratulate the good works happening in Whitewater through the efforts of volunteers of the following organizations:  The Community Space, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House, First United Methodist Church, St. Patricks Catholic Church, New Beginnings APFV and the Whitewater Rescue Squad.  All of these worthy organizations contribute to the safety and …

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COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund

WHITEWATER, WI – The Whitewater Community Foundation was approached by ananonymous donor wishing to raise more funds for the COVID-19 Community RecoverFund. This fund supports non-profits and government agencies that have been affectedby COVID-19. The Foundation has already given a round of grants to non-profits inWhitewater, but we know that more is needed. The anonymous donor is willing to match all donations to the COVID-19 CommunityRecovery Fund up to $5,000.00 for donations made between now and July 6th. Please help …

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Retiring Board Members: Dorn and Yochum

Announcing the retirement of two board members from the Whitewater Community Foundation Board, Mark Dorn and David Yochum. Mark has served on the Whitewater Community Foundation board as the At-Large Director for 5 years. Mark was also the chair of Community Action Grants as well as served on the Marketing + PR Committee. Mark stated, “I joined the WCF to be able to give back to Whitewater with time and treasure: positive action for a progressive community.” David has served …

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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!

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