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Building a thriving community

Since 1999, the Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has been connecting donors who care to the needs in our community. The Foundation works closely with fund advisors to support projects that enhance the quality of life in Waukesha County and beyond. The WCCF staff and Board of Directors collaborate on a careful review and due-diligence process to award grants that strengthen nonprofits.  

WCCF proudly awarded more than $6.8 million grants in 2023
Grants from WCCF

Donor Advised Grants

Many grants awarded by the WCCF are made from funds that do not accept grant requests. These funds are established and advised by individual donors, and the distributions are determined by the donor’s specific philanthropic interests. Grant distributions are made on the suggestion of the fund advisor, with final approval by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Apply for Community Grants

Each year, the WCCF awards dollars to nonprofit organizations making a difference for the people of Waukesha County through a competitive grant cycleFunding is awarded after extensive review and evaluation by the Foundation’s Grants Review Committee. Only requests from 501(c)3 nonprofits serving Waukesha County will be considered for funding.

support Community Grants

The Community Grants Fund is a permanent fund that combines dollars from generous donors that wish to address the ever-changing needs of our community. These discretionary funds support nonprofit organizations in areas like Education, Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, Environment & Conservation, and Community Development.