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2024 Fall Community Grants Awarded

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCWI) recently awarded $145,052 in grants to 38 organizations that will enhance Portage and Waushara Counties now and for future generations. Applications for CFCWI’s next Community Grants Cycle will be open again on...

RSVP: Gala of Gratitude

RSVP Join us on Saturday, November 11th for a memorable evening! Celebrate community, collective giving, and our shared spirit of gratitude. Every ticket supports the Foundation and its work in championing causes like Education, Arts & Culture, Wellness, Helping...

Lunch and Learn Series

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has a lunch and learn series called Community Lunch Hour. This event is a way for the Foundation to offer the entire community opportunities to explore and learn more about various community topics while connecting with...

Celebrating 15 Years in Waushara County

What a journey! As we celebrate 15 years of working with Waushara County's incredible residents and organizations, let's look back on our shared history, appreciate where we are now, and get excited about the future together. Back in 2008, we began our work in...

Job Opening: Digital Marketing Associate

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin seeks a Digital Marketing Associate to assist with the Foundation’s communications and social media activities. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience in communications, specifically as it relates...


2023 Gala of Gratitude

November 12, 2023

Join the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin for an evening of camaraderie, collective giving, and celebration of our community working together in the spirit of gratitude. Funds raised will benefit the Foundation’s Community Grant Program, committed to making opportunities accessible to all and supporting those with the greatest need.

Community Grant Mission Areas: Education, Arts & Culture, Wellness, Helping People, and the Environment

15 Years in Waushara County with the Community Foundation

September 14, 2023
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Help us commemorate 15 years of partnership with the people and organizations of Waushara County! It’s been an incredible journey, and we want you to be part of the celebration! Save the date (September 14 at 5:30 pm) and join us for this special occasion.

Over the years, the Foundation and its donors have provided the community with over 1 million dollars in grants, scholarships, and COVID relief funding. More than 500 Waushara County students have received scholarships from our generous donors. We are excited to invite you to join us for a special event to honor our partnership with Waushara County. The event will feature dinner, a presentation on our impact, and a wine pull.