Founded in 1987, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin responsibly seeks, manages, and awards charitable gifts with one goal in mind: to enhance the quality of this area for present and future generations.

Whether you wish to contribute funds for the well-being of your community or you have a community need to be addressed, the Community Foundation is ready to assist you with your philanthropic goals.

Our Mission: We exist to enhance the quality of the greater Wausau area.

Download the Community Foundation 2012 Annual Report PDF today

Beyond Pencils and Crayons

Application Deadline is May 15, 2014
Beyond Pencils and Crayons Grants recognize Marathon County K-12 teachers for their creative ideas.

We are looking for teachers with INNOVATIVE and CREATIVE ideas that: 1) enrich the educational experience; 2) motivate and inspire students and educators; 3) demonstrate a sense of community; 4) are cost-effective; and 5) fill a specific need.

A total of $25,000 is available for projects to be completed in the upcoming (2014-15) school year. Requests for funding of up to $5,000 per project will be considered. There is no limit to how many applications will be accepted from any one school. Grant recipients will be announced in June. Begin the application process. Check out the list of 2013-14 Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grant recipients.