GMFF 2014 Grants Have Been Awarded!
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 $11,000 grants were awarded in 2014:
THREE $2,000 grants
FIVE $1,000 grants
Recent grant recipients include:
Community Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Clinic - $2,000
The Women's Center - $2,000
Safe Babies, Healthy Families - $2,000
Hamilton School District - Hamilton Connects - $1,000
Hope Network- $1,000
Valley View PTO - Playground Accessibility Project - $1,000
Hartfeldt House/STEP Inc. - $1,000
Falls Patio Players - $1,000
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