Grants & Distributions

july 1, 2017 thru june 30, 2018
Each year, the Community Foundation awards and distributes funds to community organizations and programs that are making a difference and enhancing the quality of life for residents of Chippewa County.
TYPES OF GRANTS
DISTRIBUTIONS 2017-2018
agency funds
Nonprofit agencies and organizations establish endowment funds with the Foundation to provide regular income and serve the purposes of that organization in perpetuity. Earnings are used to provide an ongoing source of revenue for the organization.
Designated Funds

Fund holders are able to permanently support the work of specific nonprofit organizations or charitable causes that are important to them. Earnings from the following Designated Funds have been earmarked for one or more nonprofit organizations and programs serving Chippewa County.

Donor Advised Funds
Nonprofits may establish an endowment fund to serve the purposes of that organization.
Field of Interest Funds
Fund holders are able to address the needs of the community and identify their particular personal interests when establishing a fund.
pass-through funds
Establishing a non-endowed project fund is a convenient way for organizations to collect money for a specific project or program that is to be completed within a defined time period. It is also a way to assure donors that their tax-deductible gifts are used exclusively for the project they wish to support.
UNRESTRICTED FUNDS
Fund holders are able to maximize the impact on current community needs with an Unrestricted Fund.
Will be posted online in early September, 2018

Discretionary Grants

Grants are made possible from Field of Interest and Unrestricted Endowment Funds, as well as Board Grant Fund. Included with the organization is the name of the awarded project.  OPEN LIST >>

Northwestern Bank School Mini-grants

Grants are made possible from the Northwestern Bank School Mini-grant Program. Included with the organization is the name of the awarded project: OPEN LIST >>

Donor Advised Fund Distributions

As fund advisors, fund holders actively provide grant recommendations for consideration by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.


  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
  • Chippewa County Humane Association
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • Cook Rutledge Mansion
  • Communities United in Education

Agency Fund Distributions


  • ALS Support Group of NW Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Chippewa Falls Cemetery Association
  • Chippewa Area Mentor Program
  • Chippewa County Genealogical Society
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • Chippewa Falls High School Athletic Booster Club
  • Chippewa Valley Cultural Association
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association
  • Cornell School District
  • Gilman School District
  • Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association, Inc.
  • Stanley Area Historical Association, Inc.
  • Designated Funds Distributions


  • Cadott Area Historical Society
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
  • Chippewa County Humane Association
  • Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District Foundation
  • Chippewa Falls Main Street, Inc.
  • Chippewa Falls Youth Baseball
  • Chippewa Partners, Inc.
  • Chippewa Valley Cultural Association
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association Kids on Ice Program
  • City of Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation and Forestry Dept.
  • City of Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Dept.
  • City of Chippewa Falls Police Dept.
  • Dept. of Natural Resources – Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve
  • Family Support Center
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Holy Ghost Parish
  • HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls
  • Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association
  • Landmark Christian Church
  • Legacy Community Center – Agnes’ Table
  • McDonell Area Catholic Schools
  • McDonell High School Foundation
  • Notre Dame Parish
  • Otter Lake Booster Club, Inc.
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • The Open Door Clinic
  • Designated Funds


  • Delores Barnier Education Fund
  • Bejin Family Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve Endowment Fund
  • Patti and Jeff Darley Family Endowment Fund
  • Bob and Lea Dirks Coast to Coast Hardware Store Endowment Fund
  • George and Jacquie Gannon Family Endowment Fund
  • Barbara F. Harper Endowment Fund
  • Les and Marilyn Harrison Family Endowment Fund
  • Ray and Lilene Helgerson Education Endowment Fund
  • N. Joie Hertzfeld Endowment Fund
  • Joseph W. Joas Designated Endowment Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls Peggy Rathbun Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Early Riser Kiwanis Endowment for Hunger Fund
  • Harold D. “Mac” McDonald Endowment Fund
  • Irma M. and Vincent E. Miller Endowment Fund
  • Bill Olson Endowment Fund
  • Howard L. and Joanne M. Olson Family Endowment Fund
  • John R. and Ellen A. O’Neil Endowment Fund
  • Sheila and Bill Volker City of Chippewa Falls Police, Fire and Emergency Services Endowment Fund
  • Welcome to Chippewa Falls U.S. Flag Endowment Fund
  • Wisconsin Tree Identification Fund
  • Donor Advised Funds


  • Dennis and Jeanne Boisvert Family Endowment Fund
  • Callahan Family Endowment Fund
  • Dan and Linda Hunt Family Endowment Fund
  • Jake and Peggy Leinenkugel Endowment Fund
  • Frank Schlick Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Skip and Jill Thaler Family Endowment Fund
  • Field of Interest Funds


  • Luke Bathke Special Education Endowment Fund
  • Fred R. Bowe Memorial Fund
  • Dr. Bertha M. Bresina Endowment Fund
  • Dennis and Bonnie Ferstenou Family Endowment Fund
  • Heyde Health System Fund
  • Roland and Helen Irwin Endowment Fund
  • Gerald H. and Ann C. Jacobson Fund
  • Mary and Jerry Jacobson Family Fund
  • Russ and Gloria Kazda Endowment Fund
  • Carey B. Kell Endowment Fund
  • Chet and Irene Lindsey Endowment Fund
  • Edwin and Evelyn Nyhus Centennial Fund
  • Patricia Quigley-Anderson Endowment Fund
  • Sandra and Roger Robarge Family Endowment Fund
  • St. Vincent de Paul Service Endowment Fund
  • Dr. Mahmoud Taman Endowment Fund
  • The WANE Fire Safety and Prevention Endowment Fund
  • Warren and Virginia Wermund Endowment Fund
  • The Youth of Lake Holcombe Endowment Fund
  • Unrestricted Funds


  • Community Foundation Board Grant
  • Community Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Custer Family Endowment Fund
  • Darley Family Foundation Endowment Fund
  • J. Murray and Crystal Gordon Endowment Fund
  • Joseph W. Joas Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • Gerald and Elaine Mann Endowment Fund
  • Mildred “Penny” C. Mars Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Carmen and Gene Mower Family Endowment Fund
  • Marcus Myrman and Marcene O’Brien-Myrman Family Endowment Fund
  • Pugh Family Country Treasures Endowment Fund
  • Charles J. and Sally E. Smith Cornell Community Endowment Fund
  • Betty and Dean White Family Endowment Fund
  • Click below to access the complete list of grants distributed in the period between July 1, 2017 thru’ June 30, 2018

    TYPES OF GRANTS
    agency funds
    Nonprofit agencies and organizations establish endowment funds with the Foundation to provide regular income and serve the purposes of that organization in perpetuity. Earnings are used to provide an ongoing source of revenue for the organization.
    Designated Funds

    Fund holders are able to permanently support the work of specific nonprofit organizations or charitable causes that are important to them. Earnings from the following Designated Funds have been earmarked for one or more nonprofit organizations and programs serving Chippewa County.

    Donor Advised Funds
    Nonprofits may establish an endowment fund to serve the purposes of that organization.
    Field of Interest Funds
    Fund holders are able to address the needs of the community and identify their particular personal interests when establishing a fund.
    pass-through funds
    Establishing a non-endowed project fund is a convenient way for organizations to collect money for a specific project or program that is to be completed within a defined time period. It is also a way to assure donors that their tax-deductible gifts are used exclusively for the project they wish to support. The following projects are currently being administered
    by the Community Foundation of
    Chippewa County :
    UNRESTRICTED FUNDS
    Fund holders are able to maximize the impact on current community needs with an Unrestricted Fund. Earnings from the following Unrestricted Funds provided support to the following projects and organizations serving Chippewa County.
    Use the button below to learn about how to apply for a grant.
    DISTRIBUTION

    Discretionary Grants

    Grants are made possible from Field of Interest and Unrestricted Endowed Funds, as well as Board Grant Fund. Included with the organization is the name of the awarded project.  OPEN LIST >>

    Northwestern Bank School Mini-grants

    Grants are made possible from the Northwestern Bank School Mini-grant Program. Included with the organization is the name of the awarded project: OPEN LIST >>

    Donor Advised Fund Distributions

    As fund advisors, fund holders actively provide grant recommendations for consideration by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.


  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
  • Chippewa County Humane Association
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • Cook Rutledge Mansion
  • Communities United in Education
  • Agency Fund Distributions


  • ALS Support Group of NW Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Chippewa Falls Cemetery Association
  • Chippewa Area Mentor Program
  • Chippewa County Genealogical Society
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • Chippewa Falls High School Athletic Booster Club
  • Chippewa Valley Cultural Association
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association
  • Cornell School District
  • Gilman School District
  • Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association, Inc.
  • Stanley Area Historical Association, Inc.
  • Designated Funds Distributions


  • Cadott Area Historical Society
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
  • Chippewa County Humane Association
  • Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District Foundation
  • Chippewa Falls Main Street, Inc.
  • Chippewa Falls Youth Baseball
  • Chippewa Partners, Inc.
  • Chippewa Valley Cultural Association
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association Kids on Ice Program
  • City of Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation and Forestry Dept.
  • City of Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Dept.
  • City of Chippewa Falls Police Dept.
  • Dept. of Natural Resources – Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve
  • Family Support Center
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Holy Ghost Parish
  • HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls
  • Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association
  • Landmark Christian Church
  • Legacy Community Center – Agnes’ Table
  • McDonell Area Catholic Schools
  • McDonell High School Foundation
  • Notre Dame Parish
  • Otter Lake Booster Club, Inc.
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • The Open Door Clinic
  • Designated Funds


  • Delores Barnier Education Fund
  • Bejin Family Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve Endowment Fund
  • Patti and Jeff Darley Family Endowment Fund
  • Bob and Lea Dirks Coast to Coast Hardware Store Endowment Fund
  • George and Jacquie Gannon Family Endowment Fund
  • Barbara F. Harper Endowment Fund
  • Les and Marilyn Harrison Family Endowment Fund
  • Ray and Lilene Helgerson Education Endowment Fund
  • N. Joie Hertzfeld Endowment Fund
  • Joseph W. Joas Designated Endowment Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls Peggy Rathbun Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Early Riser Kiwanis Endowment for Hunger Fund
  • Harold D. “Mac” McDonald Endowment Fund
  • Irma M. and Vincent E. Miller Endowment Fund
  • Bill Olson Endowment Fund
  • Howard L. and Joanne M. Olson Family Endowment Fund
  • John R. and Ellen A. O’Neil Endowment Fund
  • Sheila and Bill Volker City of Chippewa Falls Police, Fire and Emergency Services Endowment Fund
  • Welcome to Chippewa Falls U.S. Flag Endowment Fund
  • Wisconsin Tree Identification Fund
  • Donor Advised Funds


  • Dennis and Jeanne Boisvert Family Endowment Fund
  • Callahan Family Endowment Fund
  • Dan and Linda Hunt Family Endowment Fund
  • Jake and Peggy Leinenkugel Endowment Fund
  • Frank Schlick Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Skip and Jill Thaler Family Endowment Fund
  • Field of Interest Funds


  • Luke Bathke Special Education Endowment Fund
  • Fred R. Bowe Memorial Fund
  • Dr. Bertha M. Bresina Endowment Fund
  • Dennis and Bonnie Ferstenou Family Endowment Fund
  • Heyde Health System Fund
  • Roland and Helen Irwin Endowment Fund
  • Gerald H. and Ann C. Jacobson Fund
  • Mary and Jerry Jacobson Family Fund
  • Russ and Gloria Kazda Endowment Fund
  • Carey B. Kell Endowment Fund
  • Chet and Irene Lindsey Endowment Fund
  • Edwin and Evelyn Nyhus Centennial Fund
  • Patricia Quigley-Anderson Endowment Fund
  • Sandra and Roger Robarge Family Endowment Fund
  • St. Vincent de Paul Service Endowment Fund
  • Dr. Mahmoud Taman Endowment Fund
  • The WANE Fire Safety and Prevention Endowment Fund
  • Warren and Virginia Wermund Endowment Fund
  • The Youth of Lake Holcombe Endowment Fund
  • Unrestricted Funds


  • Community Foundation Board Grant
  • Community Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Custer Family Endowment Fund
  • Darley Family Foundation Endowment Fund
  • J. Murray and Crystal Gordon Endowment Fund
  • Joseph W. Joas Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • Gerald and Elaine Mann Endowment Fund
  • Mildred “Penny” C. Mars Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Carmen and Gene Mower Family Endowment Fund
  • Marcus Myrman and Marcene O’Brien-Myrman Family Endowment Fund
  • Pugh Family Country Treasures Endowment Fund
  • Charles J. and Sally E. Smith Cornell Community Endowment Fund
  • Betty and Dean White Family Endowment Fund
  • operating in compliance with the national standards for U.S. Community Foundations

    Community Foundation of Chippewa County
    404 ½ N Bridge Street | PO Box 153
    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

    715.723.8125

    email info@yourlegacyforever.org

    Jill Herriges | Executive Director
    Email jill@yourlegacyforever.org

    Christine Dusick | Fund Accounting Manager
    Email chris@yourlegacyforever.org

    Jill Herriges | Executive Director
    Email jill@yourlegacyforever.org

    Christine Dusick |  Fund Accounting Manager
    Email chris@yourlegacyforever.org

    operating in compliance with the national standards for U.S. Community Foundations