WEST-BEND-LOGO.jpgWest Bend civic leaders Cliff Nelson and R. Douglas Ziegler believed that people ought to give back to the community in which they live. In 1999, the two men put their words into action by launching the West Bend Community Foundation, a Greater Milwaukee Foundation supporting organization that is a permanent charitable endowment serving the greater West Bend area.

2024 Deadlines

Feb. 21
11 a.m. -Noon


Nonprofit Informational Meeting 

Feb. 19


Application opens

Mar. 22


Application closes

May 14


Grant committee meeting

June 14


Board meeting to vote on grants

All applicants receive notification of the Board’s action following its meeting. 

How to apply 

Organizations applying for the first time must complete Grants Portal Setup. Not to be confused with the application itself, the profile provides necessary general information about your agency that is not contained in the grant application.

When applying for a grant, you may either select the West Bend Community Foundation’s “New Project Application” or “Operating Support Application”, as only one application per agency is permitted.  For organizations applying for operating support, please read the following for the Operating Support Application (PDF).

Key information

Required attachments

  • Prior fiscal year actual income and expense statement
  • Most recent audited financial statement and notes
  • Most recent federal form 990

Grants Portal Access

Contact us

For questions about the application process contact Danielle Breen.