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Community Foundation Of Southern Wisconsin Inc

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Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: The community foundation of southern wisconsin, inc. Is a tax-exempt not-for-profit philanthropic granting organization that matches personal philanthropy with community needs through grants and scholarships from endowed and non-endowed funds. The community foundation of southern wisconsin has been recognized as meeting the highest standards for community foundations nationwide by the community foundations national standards board. The community foundations national standards board measures quality, integrity and accountability in six key areas of community foundation operations: mission, structure, and governance; resource development; stewardship and accountability; grant making and community leadership; donor relations; and communications. The community foundations national standards board has reaccredited the community foundation of southern wisconsin until 2018.

Programs: The community foundation of southern wisconsin currently has over 629 funds supporting a variety of charitable interests including the arts, education, the environment, health and human services, and historic preservation. During the year the community foundation of southern wisconsin provided grants to more than 310 area nonprofit organizations to support their charitable activities.

the community foundation of southern wisconsin administers a variety of scholarship funds that were established by individuals, civic organizations, and businesses throughout our service area. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, ages, educational goals, and economic levels. During the year the community foundation of southern wisconsin awarded 498 scholarships to 352 students for post-secondary education.

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