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Announcing Community Action Grants!

The Whitewater Community Foundation is happy to announce our new partners in our Spring Community Action Grant cycle! We received a number of stellar applications this year, and we can’t wait to share our interviews and site visits with you as the monies are spent and great programming happens in our beloved city. In total, the board awarded $7,000 to: Seniors in the Park for its work toward creating a dementia-friendly community; Lakeview Elementary’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math …

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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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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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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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#GivingTuesday

Jim Caldwell from First Citizens State Bank presents a check for $10,000 to President Kevin Brunner for our first Annual Campaign! The Whitewater Community Foundation has been asking the community for donations, so that we can fund our Community Action Grants. We gave out almost $20,000 in grants in the spring funding adult fitness equipment in Starin Park, diabetes medication for under-insured patients at Rock River Free Clinic, STEM Camp Invention Scholarships for Whitewater children, a mural on the playground …

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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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WCF Launches our Annual Campaign, and We Need You!

Whitewater Community Foundation is a new and improved Foundation committed to serving our neighbors. We’ve expanded our vision from scholarships to seed money that helps community-led projects grow. Our foray into finding out what the community values has been extremely successful. As a result, we’re launching an annual campaign today to ask YOU to donate to your community and support our Whitewater Community Action fund. We’ve already raised $13,000 dollars among the board and other supporters, and we want to …

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WCF Supports Music at the Whitewater City Market

Another Community Action Grant on the books! Board members of the Whitewater Community Foundation visit the new Whitewater City Market every Tuesday, but yesterday was a special occasion. President Kevin Brunner and Vice President David Yochum met with board members Kristine Zaballos and Lisa Smith from Downtown Whitewater to present them with a check that helps pay musicians for the entertainment provided in the courtyard of the market from 3:30-7:30. Downtown Whitewater finds local and area musicians, some from as …

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