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Our goal is to make charitable giving easy.

Why do our donors give? Hear directly from our fund advisors.
What Type of Gift is right for you?

With 25 years of experience investing in Waukesha County, WCCF helps donors simplify their giving and amplify its impact. As your partner, we recognize that each charitable donation is unique and your philanthropic interests are specific to you. Whether you want to make a one-time donation or establish a permanent charitable legacy, virtually any asset can be used to make an impact.

Outright Gift

You can make a charitable gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to the Community Foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.

Establish a Fund

By opening a fund at the WCCF, you can provide support for your philanthropic interests. We meet personally with donors to determine goals and create a fund that is specific to what you hold dear.

Build Your Legacy

Plan a gift to be made after your lifetime. Consider including the Foundation in your estate plans to ensures that your charitable legacy lives on. We encourage you to discuss options with us and your professional advisor.

Gift and Fund Acceptance Policy

Below is a summary of our Gift and Fund Acceptance policy. If you have specific questions, or to receive a full copy of our policy, please contact the Foundation office

  • All donations, both restricted and unrestricted, are the property of the Foundation.  Any restrictions placed on donations will be recorded in the Foundation’s gift records as well as the donor’s gift-giving records.
  • All gifts to the Foundation will comply with IRS requirements.
  • No gift will be accepted where there is not obvious charitable intent on the part of the donor. 
  • Complicated potential gifts involving multiple donors, multiple transactions, unusual assets or conditions must be reviewed and considered by our board.
  • Any contribution or expenditure that would endanger the non-profit status of the Foundation will be refused.
  • All non-cash gifts to the Foundation will be accepted if they are in keeping with approved Foundation Administrative Guidelines and Operating Procedures.

    • Any costs associated with a non-cash gift will be the donor’s responsibility, including any valuation or qualified appraisal.