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The Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation supports programs that:

  • Foster family farming

  • Enhance the quality of rural life

  • Provide opportunities for public education and dialogue on key issues

  • Encourage cooperative economic development.

 

The Foundation provides opportunities for individuals, groups, businesses, and foundations to contribute to the long-term support and development of the Kamp Kenwood facility and Wisconsin Farmers Union youth and adult educational programs.

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WFU Foundation Board of Directors

  • Darin Von Ruden, President 

  • Tina Hinchley, Vice President

  • Linda Ceylor, Secretary 

  • Ed Gorell, Treasurer 

  • Michelle Miller, Director 

  • William Nelson, Director

WFU Staff Contact

Julie Keown-Bomar 

Executive Director

715-723-5561

jbomar@wisconsinfarmersunion.com

grant opportunities

The Foundation is able to facilitate planned giving and endowment opportunities and has been the recipient of many contributions from our members, partnering cooperatives and general friends of Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Local Initiative Grants

WFU county/local units may apply for a Local Initiative Grant. We encourage applicants to use this form to provide information about their proposal. Applications that do not use this form are limited to three pages in length. A typical grant amount is between $300-$600.  We do approve larger grants, but please note that any request over $1,000 is subject to WFU Board approval, and consideration of the request will take longer. The grants committee reserves the right to approve an application at a reduced funding level, especially in the case of larger requests.

DONATIONS

To donate to WFU Foundation via check, contact us at info@wisconsinfarmersunion.com. To make a donation online, click the button below.

The Foundation is able to facilitate planned giving and endowment opportunities and has been the recipient of many contributions from our members, partnering cooperatives and general friends of Wisconsin Farmers Union.

 

Gifts of all amounts are tax deductible. We very much appreciate this generous support and welcome the opportunity to discuss options for giving that meet the needs and goals of donors and their families.

HISTORY

The Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation was chartered in December of 1998 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization and is governed by a board appointed by the Wisconsin Farmers Union Board of Directors.

The Foundation provides a charitable structure to solicit and manage financial support for Wisconsin Farmers Union educational programs and initiatives that operate within 501(c)3 charitable guidelines. The Foundation often partners with other organizations to implement projects that serve a broad community and social need.

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