The Waukesha County Community Foundation will accept grant requests from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Discretionary funds used to support grants are currently limited. Only requests from organizations serving the people of Waukesha County will be considered. Grants from the Community Grants Fund will support programs in the following broad program areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Historic Preservation

Grants will not be made to individuals or for religious, governmental or political purposes. Grants will not be repeated for the same program or purpose in consecutive years. The Waukesha County Community Foundation does not fund event sponsorship requests. Also, grants will be declined for programs outside of an organization’s core mission.

The Foundation will give preference to proposals that show collaboration among organizations serving similar clients, strengthen the internal operations of an organization, or impact outcomes on a community basis (collective impact). A typical WCCF grant ranges in size from $1,000 – $10,000.

Waukesha County Community Foundation Grants

Grants Awards

In 2016, Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has awarded $126,655 in community grants to 21 area charitable organizations. The grants support programs and organizations working in the arts and culture, community development, education, health and human services, historic preservation and the environment in Waukesha County. The Following recipients were successful in completing a competitive grant process.

  • ACAP
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Milwaukee
  • Eagle’s Wing Free Clinic
  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
  • First Stage
  • Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, Inc.
  • Hebron House of Hospitality
  • Jubilate Chorale
  • NAMI Waukesha
  • Pewaukee Area Arts Council
  • Sharp Literacy, Inc.
  • Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Tricia’s Troops
  • Vision Forward
  • Waukesha Choral Union
  • Waukesha County Green Team
  • Waukesha Historical Society and Museum
  • Waukesha County Land Conservancy
  • Wildlife in Need
  • YMCA of Pabst Farms

In 2015 the Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) awarded $128,236 in grants to the following 18 Not for Profit Organizations through the annual competitive grants process:

  • American Heart Association
  • Best Buddies, WI
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Food Pantry of Waukesha County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County
  • Humane Animal Welfare Society
  • Interfaith Senior Programs, Inc.
  • Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha
  • ProHealth Care/AngelsGrace Hospice
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • Joseph’s Medical Clinic
  • Tall Pines Conservancy
  • The Women’s Center
  • Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic
  • Waukesha String Academie
  • WCS – Mediation and Restorative Justice Center
  • Your Choice to Live, Inc.

The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) awarded $107,760 to the following 16 area non-profits and organizations as part of the competitive grant process:

  • The Adapative Community Approach Program Inc.
  • The Addiction Resource Council Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
  • The Boy Scouts of America – Potawatomi Area Council
  • Carroll University
  • Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County
  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Hope Center
  • NuGenesis Farm
  • Safe Babies Healthy Familes
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
  • Tricia’s Troops Cancer Connection
  • UW-Waukesha Foundation
  • Vision Forward Association
  • Waukesha Community Arts Project

The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has awarded $97,470 in 2013-14 to 15 area charitable organizations. The grants support programs and organizations working in the arts and culture, community development, education, health and human services, historic preservation and the environment in Waukesha County. The Following recipients were successful in completing a competitive grant process.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
  • Family Service of Waukesha
  • Down Syndrome Assoc. of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Food Pantry of Waukesha County
  • LaCasa de Esperanza, Inc.
  • Lake Area Free Clinic
  • Literacy Council
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Prevention & Protection of Abused Children
  • Stillwaters Cancer Support Services
  • The Women’s Center
  • Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic
  • Wisconsin Historical Foundation
  • Your Choice

The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has awarded $91,300 in 2012-13 to 18 area charitable organizations. The grants support programs and organizations working in the arts and culture, community development, education, health and human services, historic preservation and the environment in Waukesha County. The Following recipients were successful in completing a competitive grant process.

  • Christmas Clearing Council
  • Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation
  • Easter Seals
  • Hope Center
  • Interfaith Senior Programs
  • Mental Health Association
  • NuGenesis Farm
  • Safe Babies Healthy Families
  • Second Chance
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic
  • Tall Pines Conservancy
  • Tricia’s Troops Cancer Connection
  • Waukesha Choral Union
  • Waukesha Civic Theatre
  • Waukesha County Business Alliance / WCTC Foundation
  • Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, Inc.
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Wisconsin Philharmonic

Waukesha County Community Foundation
2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 301
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-513-1861