The Foundation provides funding through Strategic Grants and Responsive Grants. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.
The majority of investments are directed by the Foundation Board and are designed to create measurable impact in three priority areas:
|Church Health Services||Pediatric Dental Access - CHS||$49,000.00|
|Community Dental Clinic||Pediatric Dental Access - CDC||$25,000.00|
|Dodgeland School District||Dodgeland Social & Emotional Learning Strategic Action Plan||$39,475.00|
|Dodgeland School District||Strive for Five Attendance Campaign||$820.00|
|Jefferson County Human Services||Community Response/Prevention Social Worker Action Plan||$136,500.00|
|Jefferson County Human Services||JCHS Grant Writer||$3,394.00|
|Johnson Creek School District||Whole School, Community, Child||$24,054.00|
|Reading & Math/Wisconsin Reads||Douglas School||$10,000.00|
|School District of Jefferson||WI School Mental Health Framework Implementation - SDOJ||$54,800.00|
|Waterloo School District||Scratch Kitchen Conversion||$116,811.00|
|Watertown Unified School District||Attendance Grant WUSD||$2,898.00|
|Watertown Unified School District||Creating a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement||$34,000.00|
|Watertown Unified School District||Playworks - WUSD||$87,290.00|
|Watertown Unified School District||WI School Mental Health Framework Implementation - WUSD||$90,000.00|
|Wi Alliance for Infant Mental Health||Pyramid Model Implementation - WttnDodge||$30,780.00|
|YMCA at Pabst Farms||Great Escape||$18,000.00|
The Foundation periodically releases Requests for Proposals to invite partners to submit funding requests in our areas of focus. These projects are driven by community organizations, with GWCHF providing funding to support implementation of proven and innovative practices. Requests for proposals are communicated through the Foundation newsletter, Facebook and our website. Like our Facebook page and/or sign-up for our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming grant cycles.
All funded projects must serve residents of Dodge and Jefferson Counties with priority given to those most greatly impacting residents of the following school districts: Dodgeland, Hustisford, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Waterloo and Watertown.
Eligible organizations include 501c(3) designated non-profits and governmental agencies including schools. Religious organizations are invited to apply for funding for activities that benefit the larger community. Individuals and for-profits are not eligible for funding.
We are looking to invest in:
We are unable to fund:
While GWCHF does not contribute to "bricks and mortar" fundraising campaigns, GWCHF's directed initiatives may include capital investments which promote health equity and are:
GWCHF makes an effort to minimize sponsorships so that it can use its resources to drive focused improvements in health. However, on a very limited basis, the Foundation will sponsor an educational event or conference if it:
GWCHF will not sponsor fundraising events or purely social events. Any events sponsored by the Foundation must be located in Dodge or Jefferson County or provide information or resources to a large number of Dodge and Jefferson County residents.