Community Foundations are:
- Tax-exempt public charities dedicated to improving the communities they serve.
- Comprised of many funds established by separate donors to carry out their charitable interests to improve communities within a defined geographic area.
- Based on a philanthropic model of endowed funds – invested to grow over the long-term, with the earnings available annually for charitable giving.
- Designed to pool donations for coordinated investment to provide sustained long term support for that region in the form of grants, scholarships and other resources.
Connecting People who Care with Causes that Matter
2016 was another year of tremendous growth for our regional Community Foundation! Highlights from our year include: Over $10 million in new donations; $2.5 million in grants and scholarships awarded – a 20% increase from 2015; 15 new funds...read more
The application process is now open for 32 different scholarship funds managed by WCCF. All foundation scholarships are available through one on-line application at wc-cf.org/students/. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000+ and many are renewable for up to four...read more
Congratulations to Dan Sharp and the entire D51 Nutrition Services Team for their national recognition award from the multi-state mountain plains USDA for the Lunch Lizard as a “model” summer meal childhood hunger program. Looking forward to summer 2017...read more
Our regional community foundation works with civic-minded leaders in local communities to build permanent funds for community good. We are proud of our affiliation with several other community foundations and geographic area funds in our region. We provide expertise in planned giving and charitable legacy gift planning, manage investments and provide grants for our affiliates to distribute in their communities.