Winneconne Area Community Foundation

Just Imagine

Imagine your community in 25 years. 50 years. 100 years. You can help strengthen your community for the years ahead. The Winneconne Area Community Foundation provides a simple, effective way for you to invest in the community's future. Whether it's the arts, youth, education, faith, environment, health, scholarships, or the community, the Foundation can help you make a lasting gift to benefit your favorite causes. The Foundation is here to be your charitable giving partner, helping you to get the most from your charitable dollars and making your giving more effective and enjoyable.

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2016 WACF Grant Awards
Save Our Steeple campaign targets Winchester landmark - September 30 2016
New equipment boosts attendance at Marble Park swim area - July 13 2016
Winneconne Area Community Foundation awards $17,600 in scholarships - June 7 2016
Whistle Stop event touts community philanthropy - May 2 2016
Families get a mealtime boost with Full & Ready to Learn program - October 23 2015

Who We Are

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation serves the residents of Winneconne and the surrounding area as a charitable giving partner, with the mission of attracting and distributing funds to nonprofit organizations in efforts that enhance the quality of life. The Foundation provides a vehicle for donors in Winneconne to support causes, projects or endeavors that benefit Winneconne area.

Board of Directors

  • Nancy Albright
  • Andrea Alf
  • Kelly Angell
  • John Bartow
  • Andrew Beiser
  • Emily Dunham
  • Mae Kosciuk
  • Peggy Larson
  • LaVerne Olson
  • Kate Pfaendtner
  • Peter Running
  • Mary Lou Schroeder
  • Helen Thomson
  • Mike Vaughan (advisory)

How to Give

The Foundation can tailor your gift to fit your charitable interest and financial situation. You can make your gift using a variety of assets, including:

  • Cash or Stocks
  • Property / Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Assets
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Life Estates
  • Bequest (through your will)

Donors enjoy maximum tax advantages for their gifts as well. Call 920-426-3993 for details about your giving options. Your unrestricted gift allows the Foundation to address emerging needs in our community through an open grant process.
Donate online or if you'd prefer to mail a check, please use this address:

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 476
Winneconne, WI 54986-0476

You can also donate used tablet computers (iPad and other models) & cell phones - the resale value of your donated device will go directly to Winneconne Area Community Foundation. Follow this link for details:"


Individuals, families and organizations establish charitable funds with us to give back to the community in ways that help others today and for future generations. It's easy to start a fund to reflect your own charitable interests with a gift of cash, stock, real estate or almost any asset. Or donate to an existing fund that supports something you're passionate about.

Acorn Funds

Designated/Agency Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Field of Interest Funds

Scholarship Funds

Special Project Funds


Winneconne Area Education Fund was created in 1998 by community members dedicated to growing the relationship between the schools and the community. It is a group of funds within the Winneconne Area Community Foundation, including scholarship and designated funds that support educators, students and programming in the Winneconne Community School District.

See a list of funds that support education in the Winneconne area.


Charitable organizations that provide services to residents of the Winneconne Area School District, which include the Village of Winneconne and towns of Larsen, Winchester, Poygan and Buttes des Morts, are invited to apply for grants from the Winneconne Area Community Foundation.

Competitive grant programs include:
Grants from the WACF Fund support projects or new programs for a broad range of purposes to a variety of charitable organizations that focus on arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services.

Grants from the Winneconne Basic Needs Fund support programs that meet residents' basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter.

Go to the Winneconne grants page

Grants from the Winneconne Area Education Fund support materials for specific projects or new programs to enhance student experiences and learning

Go to the Winneconne Area Education Fund grants page.


While some donors create scholarship funds that emphasize a student's academic ability or financial need, others focus on graduates from particular high schools, students heading for a specific college or those pursuing a given field of study or particular co-curricular activity. The choices are as wide open as a graduate's prospects.

View existing scholarship funds

To view all scholarship opportunities benefiting area graduates, visit our scholarship website Fox River Scholarship Center.

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