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Wine & Dine at Irvine
Main Pavilion, Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls
Each year friends of the Community Foundation of Chippewa County gather at Irvine Park for a casual evening of socializing, great food and live entertainment. Join us this year on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm and learn more about the Foundation and how it is an asset for our County!
RSVP to 715.723.8125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $100 - $75 is tax-deductible
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Community Foundation of Chippewa County
Over $185,000 Awarded in Grants and Distributions
Monday, February 04, 2013 Read full story. »
The Community Foundation of Chippewa County is pleased to announce that over $185,000 will be awarded back into the community in the form of grants and distributions.
In addition to distributions from Designated, Donor Advised and Agency Funds, the Community Foundation awards grants targeting projects addressing community needs including, but not limited to the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and youth for residents of Chippewa County. Funding for the grants program comes from distributions from Field of Interest and Unrestricted endowed funds. "We are so pleased that our donors are able to support such a diverse range of projects and needs in our community," shared Patti Darley, Chair of the Community Foundation's Grants Committee. "It is exciting that each year the Community Foundation awards and distributes funding to community organizations and programs that are enhancing the quality of life for residents of Chippewa County."
Grants were awarded from one or more of the following Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds in addition to the Community Foundation of Chippewa County Funds.
Ray and Lilene Helgerson Educational Endowment Fund
Mary and Jerry Jacobson Family Endowment Fund
Carey Kell Endowment Fund
Chet and Irene Lindsey Endowment Fund
Gerald and Elaine Mann Endowment Fund
Mildred C. "Penny" Mars Memorial Endowment Fund
Harold D. "Mac" McDonald Endowment Fund
Carmen and Gene Mower Family Endowment Fund
Marcus Myrman and Marcene-O'Brien Myrman Family Endowment Fund
Sandra and Roger Robarge Family Endowment Fund
St. Vincent de Paul Service Endowment Fund
Warren and Virginia Wermund Endowment Fund
Visit our Funds Page to read about how each fund supports our community!
Congratulations to the following 2012 grant recipients:
Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center - After School Program
Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley - Chippewa Falls Center - Education and Career Programming
Chippewa Falls Area Parents 4 Learning - First Grade Expansion - Citywide
Chippewa Falls High School - Driving Simulator for Special Needs Students
Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership/St. Joseph's Hospital - Community Garden Project
Chippewa Valley Cultural Association - Appreciating Diversity
Communities United in Education - Sobering Truth Project
Family Support Center - River Source Family Center's Positive Parenting Program
Notre Dame Middle School - Developing Young Voices through Performance
Open Door Clinic - Pharmacy Reconfiguration
St. Peter School - Art in the Community
Stanley Area Food Pantry Weekend Kids - Weekend Kids Meal Packages
Stanley Area Food Pantry - Purchase Food for Food Assistance
Northwestern Bank School Mini-grant Fund Awards $2,500 to Chippewa County Schools
Friday, February 01, 2013 Read full story. »
Since 2004 the Northwestern Bank has provided funding for Mini-grants to be awarded to 3rd - 8th grade teachers in the public and private schools throughout Chippewa County. "Northwestern Bank has seen many worthy and innovative teaching, learning and motivational activities and projects through the Mini-grants," shared Joy Danielson, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Northwestern Bank. "We look forward to working with the Community Foundation in the future to continue providing funding for the Mini-grants." This year's recipients came from all corners of the County and represent both public and private schools.
Congratulations to all recipients!
Bloomer Elementary - Environmental Community Garden Project
Chippewa Falls Middle School - Chippewa Falls Middle School Community Resource Fair
Chippewa Falls Middle School - Family Involvement
Chippewa Falls Middle School - Rising Stars Team Community Day
Holy Ghost - Wisconsin Citizenship
Lake Holcombe School District - The Wonderful Literary World of Eric Carle
St. Paul's Catholic School - Field Trip to Paper Discovery Center
St. Paul's Catholic School - Underwater Adventures Field Trip
St. Peter School - Blanket Making for Kids in Crisis
Stanley Boyd Middle School - Science Olympiad
Stanley Elementary - Earth Day Celebration