2016 has been a big year for the Whitewater Community Foundation.
We gave out almost $20,000 in grants to local nonprofits and their initiatives. These are organizations that put first the ideas of neighborhood and city when they think of community.
And, we're wrapping up our first ever Annual Campaign to raise money in order for our Foundation to continue these Community Action Grants. No foundation or nonprofit that wants to make a difference can continue to sit back on its laurels and simply let things happen. A community foundation has to get active and muddy, find out what the neighborhood wants and find the means to make it happen through leadership development, fundraising, seed money and organizing. We've had a great year! And we couldn't have done it without our community champions.
Please take a moment to donate to our campaign by the end of the year. We still have an online Facebook fundraiser through Network for Good that lasts for two more days. That costs us nothing, because of the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
You can donate through our website, but we are charged a fee. If you still use stamps, you can send a check to P.O. Box 428, Whitewater, WI 53190.
Feel free to call us if you have any questions. 262-458-4088