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25th Anniversary Initiatives

25th Anniversary Initiatives

A milestone is a perfect time to check the pace, adjust the route, and plan ahead. As we approach the celebration of our 25 years of impact in 2024, we are excited about the future of Waukesha County and how the Waukesha County Community Foundation can fulfill our mission to meet local challenges and improve the quality of life in our community.

Stay tuned for updates in the coming months as we finalize our 25th Anniversary Initiatives.

The Community Grants Fund

When the WCCF first introduced a competitive grants cycle in 2001, we provided awards to four organizations totaling $8,000. Over the subsequent decades, the growth of this fund, along with other contributions, has enabled us to significantly increase our impact. In 2023, we awarded more than $166,000 in grants to 31 nonprofit organizations.

As the Foundation looks ahead to the future needs of our community, we are committed to expanding the funds available for our annual competitive grants cycle. Through our ongoing work with nonprofits and collaborations on county-wide projects, we are acutely aware that the community’s needs continue to grow. You can help us prepare for the next 25 years by making an individual or corporate contribution to the WCCF Community Grants Fund by clicking here.

Bryce and Anne Styza Community Service Scholarship

For the past 25 years, the Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has partnered with the community to offer scholarships that make a difference for students. The Bryce and Anne Styza Community Service Scholarship was named in honor of Bryce Styza and his wife Anne for their dedication to the Waukesha County community.

The scholarship aims to recognize and support students residing in Waukesha County who share the Styza’s passion for making a positive impact. Beginning with graduates in the Class of 2024, the $1,000 award will be distributed annually to a student who is pursuing post-secondary education. The recipient will be featured at the WCCF’s annual Celebration of Giving event each June.

Help us nurture the spirit of community leadership by making a contribution to this scholarship fund here.