The Community Foundation of Dunn County provides support for numerous non-profit organizations and community groups that are raising funds for a variety of projects. In some cases the Foundation may acts as a fiscal sponsor for community groups that are applying for their own charitable status.
We are pleased to be a part of these very important initiatives. Our services help the organizations focus on both their mission and their fundraising goals, while we provide the donor support services for their campaigns. You may contact the Foundation with any questions about any of these funds. The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all gifts the these funds are tax deductible to the greatest extent provided by law.
Current Community Projects & Partners
Persons interested in purchasing a brick(s) for the Dunn County Veterans Memorial may contact the Community Foundation for order forms. The deadline to order bricks is February 15 of each year, and the cost of each brick is $200. The honored veteran does not have to be from or reside in Dunn County – the only requirement is that he or she has been a veteran. New bricks are dedicated each Flag Day (June 14). The Veterans Memorial Committee also replaces damaged bricks at that time. The Dunn County Veterans Memorial is managed by Main Street of Menomonie, Inc., and the Veterans Memorial Committee subcommittee. The Community Foundation is the custodian of the Memorial Brick fund and a permanent endowment for the Veterans Memorial. Gifts to sustain the memorial may be made to the Community Foundation of Dunn County at any time.
Menomonie Community Garden
In 2010 a group of interested citizens started a community garden, located in Phelan Park. Currently garden plots may be purchased through the Community Foundation.
Tuesday’s Table is a program sponsored by various churches in Menomonie that provides a balanced and healthy meal each Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church from 5-6:00 p.m. for anyone in the community that may want to stretch their financial resources or connect with other community members in a social setting. There are no eligibility requirements and all that come to Tuesday’s Table are served. Guests include singles, seniors and families headed by both one and two parents. Donations may be made to the Community Foundation/Tuesday’s Table Fund at any time.
Colfax Alumni Fund
In 2010 a Colfax Alumni Fund was started at the Community Foundation of Dunn County. It is intended to be a permanent fund that will support a wide variety of needs for the Colfax Area School District. Gifts may be made the Community Foundation/Colfax Alumni Fund at any time.
Friends of the Menomonie Dog Park
After the Menomonie Dog Park was established, a subsequent fund has been created by Friends of the Menomonie Dog Park to receive donations that will help support future improvements to the park. Gifts may be made at any time to the Community Foundation/Friends of the Dog Park Fund.
Dunn County Snow Park
In 2009 a fund was established to support the development of a snow park at the Dunn County Recreation Park. For more information about the park you may visit www.dcsnowpark.com
Menomonie Youth Hockey Arena
The Menomonie Youth Hockey Association is raising funds for improvements to the ice arena at the Dunn County Recreation Park. Gifts may be made to the Community Foundation/MYHA Arena