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Helping Create Success for Students and Teachers is our Passion



For two decades, the Wausau School Foundation has strengthened the Wausau community.   As a non-profit public-private partnership, the foundation identifies and supports projects outside the district's funding capabilities.   

Annual Programs: 

Reach for the Stars Teacher Grants: has awarded more than $495,000 in grants in the past 20 years, funding teachers' innovative, beyond-the-lesson-plan ideas to spark student engagement and success.  

Reach for the Stars School Grants: This year the Foundation will reach out tot each of the district's 20 schools to fund projects such as playgrounds, smart reading rooms, art performances and career materials.  These grants will impact over 6,000 students.  

Caught in the Act and Spark Awards: This valuable recognition allows staff, students, parents to nominate and honor outside district employees.

The Waldron Fund: An emergency fund that supports area students with a variety of emergencies. 

More Books will Change More Lives a collaborate project with the Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin to  buying books and digital books with themes of leadership, diversity, emotional support, and social-economic development. These books are more important than ever with the COVID.

Environmental Learning Center Capital Campaign  the Foundation is spearheading a campaign to fund a new Environmental Learning Center

Special Designated Funds:

  • Wausau School Forest Fund
  • Food for Hope - Turkey and Ham Drives
  • A Walk in their Shoes
  • Friends of Lincoln Elementary Schools
  • COVID Supplies for Face Shields and other supplies for the district
  • East '78 Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Aaron Frank Memorial Scholarship
  • Wausau East Reunion Funds
  • Wausau West Reunion Funds
  • Wausau School Foundation Endowment
  • Heritage Family Grant Endowment

You can also set up a designated fund to go to a specific purpose for the Wausau School District.  Contact us so we can get the funding where you want it to go.





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