Building a better
Enriching the quality of life in our Community.
“When it comes to philanthropically making an impact, no group has done it better than the Prescott Foundation."
- Prescott Journal
Our mission is to build a better community through charitable giving. The Prescott Foundation supports programs, projects and organizations that enrich life for residents of the Prescott community. We provide grants for community development, education, recreation, arts and culture, environmental projects, youth programs and community services.
The Foundation, a 501(c) 3 corporation, is funded by donations from individuals and businesses that are committed to making a better community.
HOW TO GIVE.
The Prescott Foundation is a 501c (3) corporation which provides tax-effective ways to ensure your gift achieves the greatest possible impact.
Gift options include:
Wills and Bequests
Retirement Plan Assets
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Donations can be mailed to the Prescott Foundation or you can donate online with our secure online donation portal.
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Prescott K9 Fund.
The Prescott Foundation is a proud supporter of the Prescott K9 funding project. In 2019, we partnered with the Prescott Police Department and their supporters to kick-start an initiative to raise funds for a K9 unit for the community of Prescott. The funding supports the purchase of the dog, training, and vehicle fittings.
If you would like to help support this effort, please visit their Facebook page to learn about their immediate needs and to get in touch with them.
Our mission is to build a better community through charitable giving.
What We Support
The Prescott Foundation supports programs, projects and organizations that enrich life for residents of the Prescott community. We provide grants for community development, education, recreation, arts and culture, environmental projects, youth programs and community services.
Who Is Eligible?
We welcome grant requests from the greater Prescott area that meet one of these criteria:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
Government unit or public agency
Other nonprofit organization with fiscal sponsor that meets above criteria
We generally do not award grants for
Routine operating expenses
Fundraising drives, events, campaigns, social events or goodwill advertising
Endowments, debt retirement, or re-granting by another organization
Lobbying, political or religious causes or organizations
When To Submit Your Request?
We review grant requests four times a year. To be considered, requests must be received by the following dates:
The first day of the month, March, June, September, and December
Important: Grant requests over $1,000 require a more involved evaluation process and are generally only reviewed twice a year, after the March 1 and September 1 submission dates.
How We Evaluate Requests
We evaluate grant requests based on project purpose, innovation, reach within the community, budget, the capacity to continue the project, the ability of the requesting group to successfully implement and manage the project, and the availability of other funding. Because we expect that requests for funds will always exceed our resources, we will give higher priority to projects that significantly contribute to the benefit of our community and where a moderate amount of money can achieve a significant result. Grant recipients are selected by the Prescott Foundation Board of Directors and approved by the St. Croix Valley Foundation Board of Directors.
When completing the grant application, please provide the appropriate amount of detail so that Foundation Board members can understand and evaluate your request.
How to Apply for a Grant
Click the link below to download our grant application form. You can either:
Complete the form electronically, save it and return it to us by email.
Print the form, complete it by hand, and either scan and return it to us by email or mail it to us.
Where to Send Requests
Email requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail requests to: PO Box 392, Prescott, WI 54021
Grant requests should be received by the first of the month for consideration at the following month’s meeting. Please allow a minimum of 60 days from the date of submission to the date any approved grant funds are delivered.
The grant committee coordinators and Foundation president are available to answer questions from grant seekers. Such consultation will be informal and carry no assurance of suitability for funding.
Mary Swanson at email@example.com
ABOUT the Prescott Foundation
The Prescott Foundation has been improving the quality of life and advancing philanthropy in the Prescott area since 1989. Our mission is to build a better community through charitable giving. We connect donors to the charitable causes that the community care about and we make grants and provide leadership to address community issues.
Each year, thousands of dollars flow from the Prescott Foundation to support the good work of our schools, local organizations, and charitable groups. The consistent stream of local philanthropy begins in the hearts of our donors, people who have prospered here and who want to give something back to the community. Whether they make a one-time donation, plan a bequest from a large estate, or make a small memorial donation to honor a loved one, people find a pathway for their good intentions through the Prescott Foundation.
A volunteer Board of Directors governs the Prescott Foundation. The members have combined expertise in charitable giving, law, financial management, government, general business and community service. The Board defines the vision, mission, and strategies of the Foundation. In 2013 we became an affiliate of the St. Croix Valley Foundation, which provides us with expert investment management and additional resources for administration.
Each year, the Prescott Foundation provides grants to organization and groups that respond to specific community challenges and improve the vitality of our community. We are especially interested in supporting programs that create a positive and lasting impact.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors governs the activities of the Prescott Foundation. The Board establishes the mission, vision and plans of the Foundation. It is responsible for overseeing the investment of donor funds and approves all grants.
Board members serve without compensation and are selected because of their judgment, integrity, community involvement and understanding of philanthropic needs.
Current officers and directors are:
President, Mandy Matzek
Vice President, Miranda Green
Treasurer, Veronica Wittek
Secretary, Jason Brazzale
Grant Coordinator, Mary Swanson
Dr. Rick Spicuzza, School Administrator (Ex.Officio)
Dave Hovel, Mayor (Ex.Officio)
Israel Haas, Director - Freedom Park Visitor and Learning Center (Ex.Officio)
Links to Prescott Organizations
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
Location: Clifton Highlands
DATE: (Wednesday, August 10, 2022) [ DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION HERE ]
Registration start at 11:30 a.m.
Tee-off at 12:30 p.m.
Teams can request a tee time and a group that they would like to play with that we will try to accommodate.
Golfing donation includes:
18 holes, cart, meal, and prizes.
The Annual Golf Outing will be held regardless of weather, no exchanges or refunds. Space is limited so please send in your registration soon.
$150 sponsor fee
Tee sponsors do not staff the tee
Signage is provided
Donate a prize or cash ($50 minimum)
U-Choose Raffle Sponsor
A donation of a raffle prize with $150 minimum value.
LIMITED TO 5 SPONSORS
Signage is provided
For more information on the Annual Golf Outing contact Phil Helegeson at 715-262-5551
We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have and/or add you name to our mailing list.
Contact A Board Member:
President, Mandy Matzek
Vice President, Miranda Green
Prescott Foundation Email:
P.O. Box 392
Prescott, WI 54021