Community Grants Awarded

Oct 6, 2020 | News & Events

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCWI) recently awarded $156,767 in grants to 32 programs that will enhance Central Wisconsin now and for future generations. 

“The Foundation is pleased to introduce additional Community Grant opportunities to give local nonprofits more flexibility and funding opportunities, ” said Sue Shulfer, CFCWI President of the Board of Directors “This has proven to be especially important this year as our local nonprofits adapt their programming  and respond to COVID-19.”

Nonprofits will be able to apply for CFCWI’s Community Grants Spring Cycle starting January 1st, 2021.

“Generosity truly lives here in Central Wisconsin,” said Erin Andrews, CFCWI Executive Director. “The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is able to invest in local nonprofits and community programs thanks to our generous supporters. We are grateful for our donors and our local nonprofits as we come together to create thriving communities.”  

Community Grant Recipients FY2021 Fall Cycle

Portage County Grant Recipients

  • Aging & Disability Resource Center of Portage County – Hydroponic Growing Tower
  • Ascension St. Michael’s Foundation – Medication Assistance Program
  • Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, Inc. – Rosholt Site
  • CAP Services, Inc.
    • Family Crisis Center Shelter
    • Skills Enhancement Program Portage County
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – Portage County
    • Hmong UPLIFT Digital Literacy Project
  • Central Rivers Farmshed – Sib Pab (Helping Hands) at Farmshed
  • Central WI Children’s Museum
    • Create-It! Art Room
    • EveryFund!
  • Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin – Family Outreach & Support Services (FOSS): Parenting Classes
  • Community Friends – ADDvocates for the Disabled
  • Evergreen Community Initiatives – Stevens Point Warming Center
  • Friends of Standing Rocks Park Fund – Standing Rocks Park Dog Park / Event Parking Project
  • Meals on Wheels, Inc. – Home Delivered Meals
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame – National Inventor Hall of Fame STEM and Leadership Development program
  • North Central Conservancy Trust – Partnerships for conservation education signage
  • Operation Bootstrap – Shelter, Utility, Transportation, and Medical/Dental Assistance Programs
  • Point Dance Ensemble – Be the Maker of Dance
  • Portage County Literacy Council, Inc. – Mobilizing Volunteer Tutors to Serve Adults with Low Literacy
  • Stevens Point Child Safety Center, Inc – Keeping All Kids Safe
    The Holly Shoppe LTD – Holly Shoppe
  • VITA/TCE – Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation for the Low Income and Elderly
  • Wisconsin Master Chorale – Building Virtual Presence 
  • Woodlands Church
    • Backpacks for Hope
    • Spring into Action 2021

Waushara County Grant Recipients

  • CAP Services, Inc.
    • Skills Enhancement Program Waushara County
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – Waushara County
    • Waushara County Domestic Violence Victim Services
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association – Rise Up Waushara County
  • Saxeville Community Church – Mission Backpack
  • Waushara County Food Pantry – Addressing Hunger in Waushara County

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that inspires charitable giving by connecting people and resources to enhance Central Wisconsin now and for future generations. For more information on how you can give back to your community and accomplish your philanthropic goals, please visit

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