Who We Fund

The West Bend Community Foundation was created almost 15 years ago by Doug Ziegler and Cliff Nelson to strengthen the West Bend area for the future. Generous people who care about the community combined their resources into a permanent endowment to serve the needs of our residents. Our foundation continues to grow through the generosity of our donors in West Bend and beyond, who support programs in education, arts & culture, the environment, health and human services and other efforts that improve the quality of life in our community.

2016 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded $82,000

4C for Children in support of Rainbows for all Children Support Initiative
Chix 4 a Cause in support of the Gifts of Love Boxes
Friends of Abused Families in support of Enhanced Art Therapy for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Life of Hope in support of Support Peer Groups
Senior Citizens Activities in support of Seniors on the Move
West Bend Beautification Committee in support of the Adopt-A-Plot Garden Program
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County in support of the Healthy Eating Program
Casa Guadalupe Education Center for operating support
Dr. James E. Albrecht Free Clinic for operating support
Family Promise of Washington County in support of the Promise Supportive Housing
Kettle Moraine YMCA in support of the 2016 Scholarship Program
Moraine Symphony Orchestra for operating support
Museum of Wisconsin Art for operating support
Riveredge Nature Center in support of More Than A Nature Center: The Big Riveredge Idea
Volunteer Center of Washington County for operating support
Youth and Family Project in support of the Americorp Program

2015 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded $110,200

Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat  – Annual support
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County  –  equipment needs
Casa Guadalupe Education Center Inc  –   Dream to Succeed
Chix 4 a Cause Ltd  – Website Enhancements
Dr. James E. Albrecht Free Clinic Inc  –  Annual support
Family Center of Washington County  –  Family Support Initiative
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc.  –   Citizens of Tomorrow – JA BizTown Today
Kettle Moraine YMCA  –  Annual support
Moraine Symphony Orchestra Inc.  –  Annual support
Museum of Wisconsin Art  –  Annual support
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc.  –  Berth Property Acquistion and Restoration
Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Inc.  –  Annual support
The Threshold Inc. –   Strengthening the Parent-Child Relationship
Volunteer Center of Washington County  –  Annual support
Washington County Humane Society  –  Annual support
West Bend Beautification Committee Inc.  –  Annual support
West Bend Friends of Sculpture, Inc.  –  West Bend Police Department Sculpture

2014 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded $84,000

Boys & Girls Club of Washington County – Capital campaign: West Bend Expansion Project: Total
Casa Guadalupe Education Center – Hispanic Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Cedar Community Foundation – Capital Campaign: the Cottages at Cedar Run: Total
Dr. James E. Albrecht Free Clinic Inc  –  Annual support
Kettle Moraine YMCA  –  Annual support
Moraine Symphony Orchestra Inc.  –  Annual support
Museum of Wisconsin Art  –  Annual support
Riveredge Nature Center – Adventure and Technology: a new take on environment
Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Inc.  –  Annual support
Volunteer Center of Washington County  –  Annual support
West Bend Beautification Committee – Adopt-a-plot Garden Program

2013 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded   $99,687

Boys & Girls Club of West Bend  –  Hartford Middle School Site (5th club location in
Casa Guadalupe Education Center  –  Latino Health Outreach Project 2014-2015
Dr. James Albrecht Free Clinic  –  annual support
Family Promise of Washington County, Inc. –   Family Promise Homelessness to Housing Campaign; T
Friends of Abused Families, Inc.  –  Transitional Living Program
Moraine Symphony Orchestra  –  Annual support
Nova Services, Inc. –   Truancy Intervention Program
The Threshold Inc. –   Birth to 3 Connects
Washington County Humane Society  –  Annual support
Washington County Youth Hockey Association  –  Annual support
West Bend Economic Development Corporation  –   Downtown West Bend Facade Improvement Project
West Bend Friends of Sculpture, Inc. –   2013 Sculpture Project
West Bend Public Schools Foundation, Inc.  –  West Bend High Schools’ Auditorium Transformation;
Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service  –  annual support
YMCA of Kettle Moraine –   Annual support
Youth and Family Project, Inc.  –  Family Corner

2012 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded   $81,600

Faith in Action Interfaith Caregivers of Wash  –  annual support
Friends of Abused Families, Inc.  –  Family Law Program
Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy  –  Construction of the Learning Center at Lac Lawrann
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Inc.  –  Girl Scouts Forever Green Land Stewardship
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc.  –  Annual support
Museum of Wisconsin Art  –  Construction of the new facitlity
Museum of Wisconsin Art –   Annual support
The Threshold Inc.  –  “I Am Going To Work” School to Work Transition Pro
Volunteer Center of Washington County  –  Critical Resources for Member Agencies
Washington County Historical Society –   support for classroom renovation. Grant is conting
Washington County Humane Society  –  Annual support
West Bend Beautification Committee, Inc.  –  Annual support
Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service  –  West Bend Community Counseling

2011 Grantees

Boys & Girls Club of West Bend  –   annual support
Casa Guadalupe Education Center  –   preparing Hispanics for the 21st Century Workforce
Dr. James Albrecht Free Clinic –   annual support
Family Center of Washington County  –  Annual support
Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy  –  The Learning Center at Lac Lawrann
Moraine Symphony Orchestra –   Annual support
Museum of Wisconsin Art  –  Annual support
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc.  –  Annual support
Riveredge Nature Center  –  Woodland Harvest Curriculum Project
Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Inc.  –  Outreach Initiative Project
The Threshold Inc.  –  Annual support
Volunteer Center of Washington County  –  Equipment and donations resources for member agenc
Washington County Humane Society  –  Annual support
Washington County Youth Hockey Association  –  Kettle Moraine Ice Center Expansion Project
Wellspring  –  Agricorps
West Bend Beautification Committee, Inc.  –  Annual support
West Bend Children’s Theater –   Sensational Sound
YMCA of Kettle Moraine  –  Annual support

2010 Grantees

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County  –  sustaining support
Boys & Girls Club of West Bend –   Triple Play Program
Citizen Advocacy of Washington County  –  sustaining support
Exodus Transitional Care Facility  –  sustaining support
Family Center of Washington County  –  Annual support
Friends of Abused Families, Inc. –   Annual support
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, Inc.  –  A Brush with Kindness Grant 2010
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc.  –  Washington County JA Program Implementation 2010
Moraine Symphony Orchestra  –  Annual support
Riveredge Nature Center  –  snowshoes
Washington County Youth Hockey Association  –  Kettle Moraine Ice Center Expansion
West Bend Beautification Committee, Inc.  –  Annual support
West Bend Sunrise Rotary  –  Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival

2009 Grantees

Dr. James Albrecht Free Clinic  –  annual support
Washington County Historical Society  –  annual support
West Bend Sunrise Rotary  –  support of Enchantment in the Park
YMCA of Kettle Moraine  –  2009 Friends of Y Scholarship Program

2008 Grantees

American Red Cross of West Bend  –  emergency flood relief

2007 Grantees

Washington County 4-H  –  Trust Fund Scholarship

2006 Grantees

Citizen Advocacy of Washington County  –  Wolf Wolfensberg Board Presentation
St. James Episcopal Church  –   Harvest House
YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee  –  Adopt A Camper

2005 Grantees

Exodus Transitional Care Facility  –  Exterior House Painting
Wellspring  –  Healthy Schools Initiative

2004 Grantees

Friends of Abused Families, Inc.  –  General support of the organization
Hartford Energizers Dance Team Booster Club  –  Construction of Dream Center
Wellspring  –  Wellspring Healthy Schools Initiative

2003 Grantees

Riveredge Nature Center  –  General operating support