Story of Vision

Our story began when a recommendation was made that a community foundation be created in Waukesha County. With the help of a core group of dedicated and instrumental people, the Waukesha County Community Foundation was born in November 1999 with a mission to improve the daily lives of people in Waukesha County by matching philanthropic individuals and institutions with a broad range of needs.

Since our creation, the WCCF has brought together people of all ages to what matters the most in our community: Connecting ideas, initiatives and dreams. We only exist because of many people who care enough to create funds with a mission of making our community stronger.

In 2014, the WCCF's assets grew to $36,477,736 and we awarded 417 grants totaling $2.1 million. Areas impacted were youth programs, education, human services, community development programs, arts and culture, medical research, housing/shelter, sports and leisure, food/nutrition, health, animal related programs, disease/disorders, sponsorships, mental health, philanthropy, religion, crime prevention and environmental. The WCCF has now distributed more than $17 million in grants since our inception.

As we celebrate our 15th year, we are honored to be a catalyst for people's dreams. And we will continue this important work in the names of our donors long after they are gone.

We invite you to contact us with questions or ideas as to how the WCCF can broaden the scope of our services for the benefit of Waukesha County.