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Established Funds
types of funds
Endowment funds provide financial support for your favorite charities now and into the future. There are several different types of funds available that allow you to reflect your personal goals and desires. The type of fund you choose depends on how involved you would like to be, and how much you would like to be involved with the distributions from your fund.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OPERATING FUND
Gifts to this fund support the operations of the Community Foundation, ensuring the continuation of our work throughout Chippewa County.
ENDOWED FUNDS – PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED
An Endowment Fund is managed, invested and kept in perpetuity to provide earnings for the benefit of a charitable cause on behalf of an individual, family, organization or business.
agency funds
Nonprofits may establish an endowment fund to serve the purposes of that organization.
seedling funds
A Seedling Fund is a vehicle that allows donors (or charitable and other tax-exempt organizations) to build a named fund now, then bring it to the endowed level over time with either lifetime or estate gifts. Creating a Seedling Fund is a great alternative for donors who want to build their charitable assets over time while meeting their philanthropic goals.
pass-through funds
Pass-through Funds are non-endowed funds that are established, usually for a short term, to receive gifts to be used for a specific purpose.
funds listing
New funds are always being established within the Community Foundation of Chippewa County. It is easy to create a named endowment and even easier to give to a fund. Funds have been established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations to benefit the people of Chippewa County.

Current funds that are open to receive additional gifts from anyone at any time are sorted and listed below by type.

Operating Fund

Gifts to this fund support the operations of the Community Foundation, ensuring the continuation of our work throughout Chippewa County


  • Community Foundation Operating Fund

Endowed Funds – Permanently Restricted

An Endowment Fund is managed, invested and kept in perpetuity to provide earnings for the benefit of a charitable cause on behalf of an individual, family, organization or business.


  • Dolores Barnier Education Fund
  • Luke Bathke Special Education Endowment Fund
  • Bejin Family Endowment Fund
  • Jim and Jackie Bernier Endowment Fund
  • Bloomer School District Endowed Scholarship Fund
    – RM Dewitt Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Alice M. Hanson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Pecha Family Scholarship Fund
  • Dennis and Jeanne Boisvert Family Endowment Fund
  • Robert and Frances Bowe and Fred R. Bowe Memorial Fund
  • Sloan J. Brehmer Endowment Fund
  • Dr. Bertha Bresina Endowment Fund
  • Callahan Family Endowment Fund
  • Rolf Chance Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa County Agricultural Advancement Fund
  • Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve Endowment Fund
  • Community Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Custer Family Endowment Fund
  • Patti and Jeff Darley Family Endowment Fund
  • Darley Family Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Sue Decker Theatre Endowment Fund
  • Bob and Lea Dirks Coast to Coast Hardware Store Endowment Fund
  • Dennis and Bonnie Ferstenou Family Endowment Fund
  • Fish Family Endowment Fund
  • George and Peggy Fleming Family Fund
  • George and Jacquie Gannon Family Endowment Fund
  • Gienapp Family Endowment Fund
  • Girl Scouts Camp Nawakwa Endowment Fund
  • J. Murray and Crystal Gordon Endowment Fund
  • Pat and Gary Gray Family Endowment Fund
  • Greenhalgh Memorial Music Endowment Fund
  • Alice Hagen Education Endowment Fund
  • Barbara F. Harper Endowment Fund
  • Les and Marilyn Harrison Family Endowment Fund
  • Dolores (Schindler) Hebert History & Genealogy Endowment Fund
  • Ray and Lilene Helgerson Educational Endowment Fund
  • N. Joie Hertzfeld Endowment Fund
  • Heyde Health System Fund
  • John and Mary Hofkes Family Endowment Fund
  • Bob and Donna Hogseth Sunshine Endowment Fund
  • Donna and Bob Hogseth Family Falls Youth Endowment Fund
  • Peter and Sue Holm Family Fund
  • James and Amelia Hopkins – Masonic F. & A.M. No. 176 Educational Fund
  • Huls Endowment Fund
  • Dan and Linda Hunt Family Endowment Fund
  • Harold and Marian Hunt Family Endowment Fund
  • Iron Will Endowment Fund
  • Irvine Park Endowment Fund
  • William Irvine Endowment Fund
  • Roland and Helen Irwin Endowment Fund
  • Gerald H. and Ann C. Jacobson Fund
  • Mary and Jerry Jacobson Family Fund
  • David and Patricia Jankoski Family Endowment Fund
  • Joseph W. Joas Designated Endowment Fund
  • Joseph W. Joas Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • Thomas J. Joas and Julie A. Joas Endowment Fund
  • Russ and Gloria Kazda Endowment Fund
  • Carey B. Kell Endowment Fund
  • Tom and Pam Kell Family Fund
  • James and Margaret Kern Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Kiefer Family Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls Endowment Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls Peggy Rathbun Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Early Riser Kiwanis Endowment for Hunger Fund
  • Loopy and Lori Kleich Seedling Fund
  • Koehn Family Endowment Fund
  • Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Endowment Fund
  • Bill and Mary Lou Leinenkugel Endowment Fund
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Employee Endowment Fund
  • Jake and Peggy Leinenkugel Family Endowment Fund
  • Chet and Irene Lindsey Endowment Fund
  • Living Land Endowment Fund
  • Arlene and Gene Lopas Environmental and Historical Fund
  • John A. and Jane E. Mason Lubs Family Fund
  • Gerald and Elaine Mann Endowment Fund
  • Mildred “Penny” C. Mars Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Harold D. “Mac” McDonald Endowment Fund
  • Irma M. and Vincent E. Miller Endowment Fund
  • Carmen and Gene Mower Family Endowment Fund
  • Jodie Mueller Endowment Fund
  • Marcus Myrman and Marcene O’Brien-Myrman Family Endowment Fund
  • Edwin and Evelyn Nyhus Centennial Fund
  • Bill Olson Endowment Fund
  • Howard L. and Joanne M. Olson Family Endowment Fund
  • John R. and Ellen A. O’Neil Endowment Fund
  • Operation Backpack For Endangered Children Endowment Fund
  • Pugh Family Country Treasures Endowment Fund
  • Patricia Quigley-Anderson Endowment Fund
  • Ride on Riley Fund
  • Sandra and Roger Robarge Family Endowment Fund
  • St. Vincent de Paul Service Endowment Fund
  • Paul Walter Schaus, M.D. Endowment Fund
  • Frank Schlick Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Senn Family Endowment Fund
  • Charles J. and Sally E. Smith Cornell Community Endowment Fund
  • Stanley Community Endowment Fund
  • Swanson Endowment Fund for Staff Development
  • Dr. Mahmoud Taman Endowment Fund
  • Marvin and Rita Tanzer Family Endowment Fund
  • Skip and Jill Thaler Family Endowment Fund
  • Doris Vennard Nursing Endowment Fund
  • Sheila and Bill Volker City of Chippewa Falls Police, Fire and Emergency Services Endowment Fund
  • Sheila and Bill Volker Irvine Park Endowment Fund
  • Sheila and Bill Volker Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • The WANE Fire Safety and Prevention Endowment Fund
  • Welcome to Chippewa Falls U.S. Flag Endowment Fund
  • Warren and Virginia Wermund Endowment Fund
  • Betty and Dean White Family Endowment Fund
  • Wisconsin Tree Identification Fund
  • James and Arlene Wright Family Endowment Fund
  • The Youth of Lake Holcombe Endowment Fund
  • Jason S. Zunker Memorial Endowment Fund

Agency Funds

Nonprofits may establish an endowment fund to serve the purposes of that organization.


  • ALS Support Group of NW Wisconsin Fund
  • Beyond Boomers Class Reunion Endowment Fund
  • Caring for Forest Hill Cemetery Fund
  • Chippewa Area Mentor Program Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Area Mentor Program Scholarship Fund
  • Chippewa County Genealogical Society Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa County Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa County Humane Association Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District Voyager Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls High School Athletic Booster Club Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls High School Athletics and Activities Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls High School Cardinal Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology Collection Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation and Forestry Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Public Library Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa River Industries Empowerment Fund
  • Chippewa Valley Cultural Association Endowment Fund
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association Kids On Ice Endowment Fund
  • Cook Rutledge Mansion Endowment Fund
  • Family Support Center Endowment Fund
  • School District of Gilman Engles Fund
  • Lake Wissota State Park Endowment Fund
  • Northern Wisconsin State Fair Endowment Fund
  • Stanley Area Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley Endowment Fund
  • John Wilson Music Endowment Fund

Seedling Funds

A Seedling Fund is a vehicle that allows donors (or charitable and other tax-exempt organizations) to build a named fund now, then bring it to the endowed level over time with either lifetime or estate gifts. Creating a Seedling Fund is a great alternative for donors who want to build their charitable assets over time while meeting their philanthropic goals.


  • Dietmar R. Braune Seedling Fund
  • Brunet Island State Park Seedling Fund
  • John Andrew Carlson Memorial Seedling Fund
  • Chippewa County Adult and Family Literacy Seedling Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Main Street Seedling Fund
  • Eugene and Jacolyn Cody Seedling Fund
  • Jack and Dorothy Christensen Family Education Seedling Fund
  • Cornell Community Seedling Fund
  • Jim and Kris Dimock Seedling Fund
  • Lloyd and Arnetta Eckes Family Seedling Fund
  • Jan and Jim Eslinger Seedling Fund
  • Robert “Rusty” Gilles Youth Agricultural Seedling Fund
  • Rick and Heather Hunt Family Seedling Fund
  • David and Patricia Jankoski Seedling Fund
  • James and Margaret Kern Memorial Seedling Fund
  • Bob and Cath Lea Seedling Fund
  • McDowell Economic Development Seedling Fund
  • Dennis and Carole Mickesh Seedling Fund
  • David and Amanda Schafer Family Seedling Fund
  • Roland Shaurette Memorial Seedling Fund
  • Vance L. and Martha Q. Sinclair Family Seedling Fund
  • Mary Beth and Dave Spooner Seedling Fund
  • Stafford Family Seedling Fund
  • Jerry and Carol Way Seedling Fund

Pass-through Funds (Not Endowed)

Pass-through Funds are non-endowed funds that are established, usually for a short term, to receive gifts to be used for a specific purpose.


  • Bloomer Area Food Pantry Pass-through Fund
  • Bloomer Athletic Complex Development Pass-through Fund
  • Bloomer School District Scholarship Pass-through Funds
    – G. E. Bleskacek Foundation Scholarship Fund
    – Bloomer Chiropractic Excellence in Music Award Scholarship Fund
    – Bloomer H&R Block Scholarship Fund
    – Bloomer Retired Teacher Scholarship Fund
    – Bloomer School Administrators Scholarship Fund
    – Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund
    – Geissler Plumbing Scholarship Fund
    – Donald Faschingbauer Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Don West Memorial Engineering Scholarship Fund
    – Good Citizen Scholarship Fund
    – Benedict Hartman Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Kelly Hartman Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux Scholarship Fund
    – Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund
    – Mayo Clinic Health System Chippewa Valley: Foundation for Medial Education
    & Research Scholarship Fund
    – Susan Skroch Mohr Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – John Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Mike Pecha Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Russell Plummer and Chip Rands Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Dick Revoir Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Roots of Humanity Scholarship Fund
    – Henry Ruff Insurance Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Melissa Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – William and Eileen Scritsmier Scholarship Fund
    – Frank and Elizabeth Siverling Memorial Technical College Scholarship Fund
    – Frank and Elizabeth Siverling Memorial University Scholarship Fund
    – Derek J. Thompson Family Scholarship Fund
    – Derek Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Mr. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    – Twelve to Life Scholarship Fund
    – WhiteTails Unlimited Scholarship Fund
  • Chippewa Area History Center Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District Baseball Field Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation and Forestry Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District Voyager Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Falls Youth Football Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Strikers Youth Soccer Complex Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Valley Model A Club Scholarship Fund
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association Pass-through Fund
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association Ice Dreams Project Pass-through Fund
  • Community Foundation Board Grant Fund
  • Confluence Arts Center Fund
  • Cornell Stacker Pass-through Fund
  • Eugene and Jacolyn Cody Seedling Fund
  • Jeff and Patti Darley Family Pass-through Fund
  • D.R. Moon Memorial Library Pass-through Fund
  • School District of Gilman Engles Pass-through Fund
  • Erickson Park Project on Glen Loch Pass-through Fund
  • Irvine Park Pass-through Fund
  • Thomas J. Joas and Julie A. Joas Pass-through Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls Pass-through Fund
  • Koehn Family Pass-through Fund
  • Lake Holcombe Area PRIDE Committee Pass-through Fund
  • Lake Wissota Stewardship Project Pass-through Fund
  • New Auburn School District Scholarship Program Pass-through Fund
    – Bloomer Masonic Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Chetek Masonic Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Class of 1966 Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Ehrhard Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – FFA Alumni Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Kollwitz Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Lakeland Coop Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Mayo Foundation Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – NASH Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – NAHS Alumni Scholarship Fund
    – New Auburn Area Fire Department Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Piranha Proppant Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Synergy Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Trowbridge Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – In Memory of Les Nelson Scholarship Pass-through Fund
    – Doug North Memorial Scholarship Pass-through Fund
  • Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant Fund
  • Edwin and Evelyn Nyhus Centennial Fund
  • F. & E. Siverling Memorial Tutor Program Fund
  • Soo Park Development Fund
  • Stanley Public Library (D.R. Moon Memorial Library) Pass-through Fund
  • Skip and Jill Thaler Family Pass-through Fund
  • Doris Vennard Nursing Pass-through Fund

Click  below to learn more about how you can start a 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