Community Matters

JULY 2023

2023 Community Grants Cycle Open Now!

The WCCF invites nonprofit organizations serving Waukesha County to submit a letter of intent form online for this funding opportunity. Review the Community Grants Cycle guidelines here.

Ready to apply? Click here to get started!

Questions? Email our Grants Manager, Rachel Bennett, or call us 262-513-1861.



Community Grants LOI Deadline


Community Grants Application Deadline (for invited organizations)


Awardees recognized at WCCF's Giving Forward Breakfast

Building Blocks

Understanding and responding to Waukesha County’s housing affordability challenges

As a part of our flagship issue to support safe and affordable housing in Waukesha County, WCCF, along with community partners, commissioned a study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum to better understand housing affordability.

Researchers examined market characteristics and trends, barriers to housing development, and potential solutions. They analyzed relevant data and municipal policies through a series of stakeholder interviews with local government officials, developers, and employers. They also explored how local and state governments are addressing similar housing affordability challenges nationwide.

Read the Full Report Here

Event Photographed by Robert Colletta

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Baus' recognized at Celebration of Giving

Gene and Marilyn accepted the Celebration of Giving award surrounded by more than 100 guests including friends, family, and fellow fund advisors of the Waukesha County Community Foundation.

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Mid-year Market News

By: Katie Nixon, CFA, CPWA®, CIMA®

Chief Investment Officer of Northern Trust Wealth Management

By several meaningful measures, we end the first half of 2023 in a more comfortable place than we began it.

While labor markets and consumer spending have remained strong, inflation has moderated enough to allow the Federal Reserve to relax (if not entirely give up) its aggressive campaign of interest rate hikes. Historic bank failures and a U.S. government borrowing impasse roiled markets, but temporarily, and stocks in the U.S. and globally are largely ending the half on a welcome high note.

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Serving as Executive Director of the Food Pantry of Waukesha County for 26 years, Karen Tredwell transformed the agency and made a lasting impact on the community.

The Food Pantry of Waukesha County Board of Directors established a donor designated fund to honor her legacy and continue making a difference in the community on her behalf.

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