Giving

Organizational Endowment Funds

One of the ways the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin strengthens our community is by partnering with local organizations and community groups to invest and manage donor contributions aimed at supporting them into the future. An Organizational Endowment is a type of Designated Fund that is set up with the sole purpose to grow assets to provide sustainable funding for an organization or community treasure into the future.

  • Donors contribute gifts of all sizes into an Organizational Endowment and may even wish to direct a future gift from their will or estate.
  • The Community Foundation manages the investment and handles the administrative details.
  • Grants are made to support the organization or community group, becoming an important source of revenue that can be counted on year after year.

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is proud to partner to grow the following Organizational Endowment Funds.

Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Endowment Fund

The mission of the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
The purpose of this fund is to support the mission and activities of the local Audubon Society.

Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center Endowment Fund

The mission of the Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center is to support local and regional artists by providing exhibition opportunities.
The purpose of this fund is to maintain Center programs, operations, and facility.

Boston School Forest Endowment Fund

The mission of the Boston School Forest is to provide the youth of Stevens Point Area Public School District educational opportunities that foster personal growth as well as awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the natural world leading to sound stewardship of the earth.

The purpose of this fund is to develop, maintain and support the activities of the Boston School Forest for the benefit of students of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools.

Boys & Girls Club of Portage County Endowment Fund

The mission of The Boys & Girls Club of Portage County is to inspire and empower youth to realize their full potential.
The purpose of this fund is to support the mission and activities of the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County.

Camp Hope Endowment Fund

The mission of Camp Hope is to inspire HOPE, love and joy for grieving children and families through a free camp weekend, where they’ll connect and share with those who’ve also experienced the pain of loss and are committed to healing, together.
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the programs of Camp Hope.

CAP Services Endowment Fund

The mission of CAP Services, Inc, is to transform people and communities to advance social and economic justice.

The purpose of this fund is to support CAP Services Inc. programs.

Central Rivers Farmshed Endowment Fund

The mission of Central Rivers Farmshed is to grow a resilient local food economy.

The purpose of this fund is to support the operations and special projects of the Central Rivers Farmshed.

CREATE Portage County Endowment Fund

The mission of CREATE Portage County is accelerating creativity, connection, and collaboration to advance vibrant and welcoming communities. 

The purpose of this fund is to support the mission and activities of CREATE Portage County.

Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve Endowment Fund

The mission of Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve is to support the work of and advocate for Schmeeckle Reserve through engaging the local and wider communities.

The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve.

Green Circle Endowment Fund

The mission of the Green Circle Trail is to educate the general public on the importance and value of providing balance and harmony between the natural environment and the recreational uses of the land by the general populace.

The purpose of this fund is to support the development and maintenance of the Green Circle Trail.

Humane Society of Portage County Endowment Fund

The mission of the Humane Society of Portage County is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and overpopulation of companion animals while seeking adoption of these animals into compatible homes, and teaching humane awareness and respect for all life, thus helping to build a better community.

The purpose of this fund is to support the mission and ongoing needs of the Humane Society of Portage County, Inc.

Iola Winter Sports Club Endowment Fund

The mission of the Iola Winter Sports Club is to provide quality recreation opportunities for Iola, Scandinavia, and surrounding communities.

The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Iola Winter Sports Club.

Justiceworks Endowment Fund

The mission of JusticeWorks is to foster forms of justice that strengthen and heal the communities of Central Wisconsin.

The purpose of this fund is to support the needs and operations of JusticeWorks Ltd.

Kids Are Special Here Playground Endowment Fund

The mission of Kids are Special Here (KASH) playground is a universally accessible playground for children of all ages and all mobilities. KASH puts safety and convenience first but never at the expense of fun.

The purpose of this fund is to provide deferred maintenance funds for the KASH playground.

Mary J. Podoll SPASH Band Endowment Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support the programs, needs, and initiatives of the Stevens Point Area Senior High School Band.

Meals on Wheels of Stevens Point Endowment Fund

The mission of Meals on Wheels is to empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.

The purpose of this fund is to support the efforts of Meals on Wheels of Stevens Point, Inc.

North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc. Endowment Fund

The mission of North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc. is conserving the natural heritage of Central Wisconsin through the protection of land.

The purpose of this fund is to support the mission and activities of the North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc.

ODC Endowment Fund – Opportunity Development Centers, Inc.

The mission of ODC, Inc. is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their work and life goals.

The purpose of this fund is to support the programs and operation of ODC, Inc. in Portage County, Waushara County, and the surrounding area.

Operation Bootstrap Endowment Fund

The mission of Operation Bootstrap is to help families with basic needs in crisis situations and offers assistance that is not available elsewhere in the community.

The purpose of this fund is to provide for the ongoing needs of Operation Bootstrap in Portage County.

Portage County Historical Society Endowment Fund

The mission of the Portage County Historical Society is to preserve, advance and disseminate knowledge of the history of Portage County, Wisconsin in a strictly educational way.

The purpose of this fund is to support the activities and management of the Portage County Historical Society.

Portage County Literacy Council Endowment Fund

The mission of the Portage County Literacy Council is to help adults that live and/or work in Portage County develop the basic math and English literacy skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and community integration.

The purpose of this fund is to provide program support for the Portage County Literacy Council.

Portage County Public Library Founders Endowment Fund

The mission of the Portage County Library is to enrich our community by connecting people and offering free and equal opportunity for lifelong learning and enjoyment.

The purpose of this fund is to support the ongoing needs of the Portage County Public Library.

St. Martin’s Church Maintenance Endowment Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support the repair, maintenance, and upkeep of the former St. Martin’s Church.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Angel Endowment Fund

The mission of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and cultivate faith together in our community.

The purpose of this fund is to provide Legacy support for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Stevens Point City Band Endowment Fund

The mission of the Stevens Point City Band is to bring community members together to play music and perform weekly concerts in the summer at Pfiffner Pioneer Park.

The purpose of this fund is to provide for annual operating expenses of the Stevens Point City Band.

Wild Rose Patterson Memorial Library Endowment Fund

The purpose of this fund is to benefit and enhance the Patterson Memorial Library and its mission to serve the Wild Rose area.

Wisconsin Land Information Association Foundation Endowment Fund

The mission of the Wisconsin Land Information Association Foundation, Inc. is to provide educational opportunities, materials, and scholarships that further promote the development and use of integrated land information systems.

The purpose of this fund is to support the mission of the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Foundation.

Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Endowment Fund

The mission of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association is to conserve and enhance the private woodlands of the state through multiple means of management and education to ensure future generations can enjoy the beauty of our woodlands.

The purpose of this fund is to support the ongoing operations and activities of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.

Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas Endowment Fund

The mission of the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas is a humanitarian service organization implementing and administering programs in Nicaragua with the goals to establish long-lasting relationships, foster volunteerism for developmental projects, and enhance quality of life in both countries.

The purpose of this fundis to support the activities and administration of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.

WWI Veteran’s Memorial Endowment Fund

The mission of the WWI Veteran’s Memorial is to provide a community space to honor the men of Portage County who died in World War I.

The purpose of this fund is to maintain the World War I monument located in Veterans Park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.