For Women and Children misplaced by violenceFoundations are a great source for funding

Private grants agencies, usually called Foundations, are corporations and individuals that want to help the community. They offer assistance in the form of grants but are much less strict in the application process than our federal government.

The Wausau Daily Herald Gannett Foundation announced this week that it has awarded $11,800 in grants to north central Wisconsin organizations in 2010.

The money is being used to foster the principles of education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

Specifically, the organizations that received the funds are non-profit groups helping the displaced members of the community.

The Women’s Community in Wausau:

$1,300 for a new washer and dryer at the organization’s shelter which will provide housing for as many as 40 women and children displaced by domestic violence.

Other Agencies that received awards from the Foundation are

  • VSA Arts of Wisconsin: $1,000 for programs that serve adults and children with disabilities in the community.
  • The Wisconsin Historical Foundation: $1,000 for National History Day programs in Marathon County.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area: $2,000 for the Healthy Teens Initiative.
  • Junior Achievement: $1,700 for student programs.
  • United Way of Marathon County: $4,800 for program funding.


Gannet Foundation at
Foundation Center at
Wausau Daily Herald at


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