GMFF 2014 Grant Application Cycle is now open!
The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation is once again seeking to support
non-profit organizations that improve the quality of life in the
Greater Menomonee Falls Area.
A total of $9,000 grants will be awarded in 2014:
TWO $2,000 grants
FIVE $1,000 grants
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the application and instructions. Grant applications are due Monday, April 7, 2014.
Recent grant recipients include:
ARCh (The Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps)
Falls Patio Players
Menomonee Falls Community League
Wildlife in Need Center
Menomonee Falls Parade Committee
Children’s Community Center
Valley View PTO Project
CMH Community Outreach Health Clinic
Falls Area Community Services Food Pantry
Accompany of Kids
GREATER MENOMONEE FALLS FOUNDATION
The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation transforms donors’ dreams and desires into reality by providing an effective means for investing in our community – meeting needs now and in the future.
The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation was organized by several visionary village leaders with seed money from the Greater Menomonee Falls Committee. The founding committee recognized the need to organize a repository for funds donated by citizens for the betterment of the village of Menomonee Falls. The Foundation began in 1991, formed as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization with a board of nine trustees managing a community trust.
The Foundation has been active in helping with fund raising for the Village holiday decorations and has distributed funds to the Historical Society, the Food Pantry, the Parade Committee and other local charities. The donor advised fund has made annual grants to Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center. It has sponsored
professional seminars and marketed by mail to local legal and financial professionals with the hope that through them local citizens would become aware of the opportunity to give to an entity that is focused on Menomonee Falls.
In 2006, the board of directors determined that the Foundation could better serve the community by increasing its giving capacity. In meeting with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and other area community foundations, the Foundation gained renewed energy and began focusing its efforts toward raising their profile to better serve the Menomonee Falls community.
Falls Foundation Founders Society
The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation (GMFF) has launched its Founders Society in an effort to build the Foundation into an effective philanthropic organization that significantly benefits the community AND the donor.
Current Founder’s Society members include:
Richard & Jayne Becker
Diane Johnson & Paul Oliver
John & Marie Leekley, Jr.
Tom & Mary Roberts
Llew & Alice Tietz
Don and Lita Schneiders
Paul & Meg Wickesberg
Bob & Pat Wille
For more information on the Founder’s Society,
contact Chair, Darci Middaugh at 262.617.7641 or
Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation
P.O. Box 53
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051