Whitewater has a rich tradition of giving from within our community that ensures that we all have opportunities for happiness and success. The Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) invites you to join us by investing in Whitewater. Our mission "to enhance the quality of life in the Whitewater area through educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent expenditures" depends on the generosity of people like you.
In 2018, the Foundation and the Whitewater Unified School District were honored to receive a $100,000 endowment from Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc. establishing a fund within the WCF to provide scholarships for students graduating from Whitewater High School. To thank the Kikkoman Foods Foundation, our Board of Directors has committed to raise matching funds, and we are asking you to be a part of that.
A gift by December 31st will provide necessary funding to ensure that the WCF can continue its original mission to award scholarships to graduating students from Whitewater High School. Through Community Action Grants given twice a year, WCF supports programs such as Ferradermis/Lego, a mentorship program at Lincoln Elementary School for students interested in learning about robotics, the Whitewater Dementia Friendly Community Initiative offering support to our aging population and their caregivers, Whitewater Maker Space and Studio 84 that offer our creative citizens a place to thrive, and Rock River Free Clinic which increases access to free medical care and prescriptions for our most vulnerable.
Thank you for considering the Foundation as a part of your charitable giving for 2019. To donate, simply send a check made payable to Whitewater Community Foundation at P.O. Box 428, Whitewater, WI 53190, or donate online at www.whitewatercommunityfoundation.org by clicking the "Donate" button. You may donate to our General Fund or, if you prefer, you will have an opportunity to choose a designation for your gift by selecting a specific category or focus area that you are passionate about (please see category descriptions below). For tax purposes, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation asks permission to announce your generous donation in future annual reports. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please state your preference with the donation.
Whitewater Banner - This fund supports The Whitewater Banner, which is the hub of communication in Whitewaterthat is stewarded by the community foundation.
Scholarships - Supports education programs for post-secondary education, entrepreneurial efforts, and non-traditional post-secondary education opportunities.
Arts, Beautification, + Culture - Provides support to performing and visual arts projects and, historical preservation,beautification, and organizations, and cultural institutions.
Quality of Life + Recreation - Improves the quality of life and self-sufficiency in the community.
Education/WUSD - Supports programs and initiatives in the early childhood, and K-12 efforts in the Whitewater Unified School District.
Human Services - Supports agencies and projects that respond to housing, food, clothing, and healthcare needs of disadvantaged residents.
Undesignated Fund - This fund supports the overall operations of the foundation and acts as unrestricted funds for grant requests that may not fit into the field of interest categories.
The Community Space- The Community Space provides food, clothing, furniture and more to people in a dignified, respectful and even joyful manner.
Cravath Lakefront Amphitheater- The City of Whitewater has committed funds to purchase a band shelter for Cravath Lakefront Park. Funds are still needed for concrete, lighting, landscaping, and possibly a screen for movie nights in the park. Help us raise $50,000 for a resource that will provide 20 years of memories in our small town. Check out the Gallery for an example of what the amphitheater will look like.
We are collectively Whitewater, and every community member has a unique role to play to keep our community strong. Whatever dollar amount is in your budget will be put to good use.
Please donate! Any sum makes a big difference towards helping make Whitewater's dreams come true.