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.

2020 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded $139,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County – For operating support and continued programs during COVID-19
Casa Guadalupe – For operating support and COVID-19 basic needs relief
Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County – For operating support and food delivery and essentials during COVID-19 program
NAMI Washington County – Operating support for recovery center program
Youth and Family Project, Inc. – Operating support through COVID-19
Senior Citizens Activities, Inc. – For seniors getting healthy and active program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County – For continued programs during COVID-19
Elevate – For operating support during COVID-19
Friends, Inc. – For COVID-19 relief
Family Promise of Washington County – COVID-19 relief
Kettle Moraine YMCA – COVID-19 relief and operating support
Threshold, Inc. – Operating support during COVID-19
Volunteer Center for Washington County – For support of coordination for resources during COVID-19
Albrecht Free Clinic – Operating support during COVID-19

2019 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded $152,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, Inc. – Operating Support
Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County, Inc. – Operating Support
Casa Guadalupe Education Center, Inc. – Operating Support
Dr. James E. Albrecht Free Clinic, Inc. – Operating Support
Family Promise of Washington County – Operating Support
Friends, Inc. – Operating Support
Historic West Bend Theatre – Operating Support
Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County – Operating Support
Coordinated Transportation Committee of Washington County 2019 Survey
Moraine Symphony Orchestra, Inc. – Operating Support
Museum of Wisconsin Art, Inc. – Operating Support
NAMI of Washington County – Operating Support
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc. – Operating Support
Riveredge Nature Center, Inc. – Operating Support
Roots and Branches, Inc. – Operating Support
Volunteer Center of Washington County – Operating Support
West Bend Baseball Association – Operating Support
Youth and Family Project, Inc. – Operating Support