Community Leadership

Community Initiatives

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin collaborates with community leaders to form strategic partnerships that strengthen Portage and Waushara counties.

Community Initiatives Summit

Encourage communication and collaboration on community issues at quarterly meetings to recognize interconnectedness of issues and solutions and to encourage collaboration and discourage silos. 
Click here to see recent Summit Reports. 

LIFT LIFE
LIFT LIFE is committed to systems change on the Calls to Action of the 2017 LIFE Report including Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) and Mental Health. 

The project is partnership with Ascension St. Michael’s Foundation, Portage County Health and Human Services, United Way of Portage County and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

Portage County Prosperity 2040
A county-wide initiative using strategic foresight to develop a shared plan for future economic and community development. The workgroups will focus on specific areas. To learn more, click here.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in Central Wisconsin. We are collaborating to encourage community conversations, listening and learning. Ongoing efforts include: