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Making a grant

2022 WCCF Grant Recipient HEAR Wisconsin

How to make a grant from your fund

We look forward to assisting you in fulfilling your charitable goals while building an enduring, ongoing resource that will leave a legacy to your community.

What kind of grants can a donor advised fund recommend?

Donor advised funds can recommend grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations in support of charitable activities. However, you are not able to use your donor advised fund to fulfill a pledge or purchase tickets or tables to fundraising events.

Recommendation process

Below are guidelines and tips to remind you of the possibilities available with your fund.

Step 1: Select an Organization

More often than not, our donors have a clear sense of the nonprofit organizations and causes they wish to support. If you are interested in discovering new nonprofits deserving support, please contact the Waukesha County Community Foundation. We are happy to provide information related to nonprofit organizations in the areas that you care about.


  • Grants should meet the minimum grant amount of $250.
  • The Foundation typically issues grant checks during the second week of every month.
    • To ensure that your grants are processed in a timely manner, please submit your recommendations several weeks before you would like your gift to arrive.

Step 2: Notify the Foundation

Once you have selected an organization to receive a grant from your fund, please download and complete the Grant Recommendation Form to the Foundation:

  1. By email to: rbennett@waukeshafoundation.org
  2. By mail to:
    Waukesha County Community Foundation
    2727 N Grandview Blvd, Suite 301
    Waukesha, WI 53188

Step 3: We take care of the rest!

Once we receive your recommendation, our staff will verify all necessary information and present your recommendation to the Foundation Board of Directors for approval.