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.

2021 Grantees – Total Grants Awarded $197,000

Roots and Branches

Albrecht Clinic

Casa Guadalupe

Orban Foundation for Veterans

NAMI Wash Co

Moraine Symphony Orchestra Inc

Kettle Moraine YMCA

Friends, INC

4Cs for Children

Habitat for Humanity

Family Promise of Washington CO

Interfaith Caregivers of Washington CO

Threshold, INC

Riveredge Nature Center

Boys and Girls Club of Wash Co.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

West Bend Friends of Parks and Rec

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

Senior Citizen Activities

West Bend Friends of Sculpture

Volunteer Center of Wash CO

Washington County

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