Is this where you fell in love? Grew your business? Raised a family? This is your chance to turn fond memories into more. Consider a charitable investment of 5%, 10% or more in your will or estate plan. Your gift can improve the quality of life and help the community grow.
The Community Foundation’s Annual Jeans & Jewels Gala is a festive celebration of the individuals and organizations that bolster our important work to improve lives and strengthen communities.
Save the Date! October 10th, 2015!
Go to the Jeans and Jewels website to find out more information!
The Community Foundation Board of Directors will be meeting on March 18th to consider this year’s biannual distribution of the Common Good Fund’s earnings. This year the Board has over $100,000 in grant requests for funding aimed at projects and charities work...
Earlier this month two of our founders were honored by the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce.
Barb and Tom Johnson were honored as the 2014 Distinguished Citizens. They helped found the Community Foundation of Dunn County as well as: the Free Cli...
100 Years of Giving and Growing Together
One hundred years ago, in 1914, the community foundation concept was born in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future.
Today, the Com...
This past spring, the Red Cedar Basin Monitoring Group requested funds for an acoustic monitoring kit to collect data pertaining to the local bat population in Dunn County. The grant covered the kit itself along with proper cables, car mounts, power supply, and GPS. This equipment was used this past July to record bat acoustics along the Tainter Lake shores and a 48 mile stretch of road between Du... Read More
By: Laura Giammattei
Included in our Spring 2015 grant cycle, the Foundation assisted the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society in funding "The Birds, Bugs and Blooms Bash" weekend festival which occurred in June this year. This nature festival's goal is to provide education to community members on wildlife and conservation issues within the Chippewa Valley. Seventy-eight individuals participated in t... Read More
By: Laura Giammattei
This year, as the Community Foundation of Dunn County celebrates its 20th year of service, the Colfax Municipal Building is celebrating its 100th year of existence. The Foundation assisted the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group in 2010 with a grant to repaint and re floor the auditorium and rewire the electrical, as part of the building was still connected with the... Read More