Impact100 Greater Wausau’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, support nonprofits, and highlight unmet needs in our community. Through grant-making, we invest in nonprofits financially. We partner with them to familiarize ourselves with their programs, services, and the communities they serve. In return, our partners assure us our process allows them to think bigger and more strategically about the work they do and the impact they have.

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Grant Recipient:

United Way of Marathon County

Award:

$100,000

Focus Area:

Family

Details:

The $100,000 Impact Grant will be used to launch a Mobile Community Closet. Specifically, the funds will:

  • Purchase a box truck and needed supplies, shelving, racking, and clothing inventory to supplement donated items in the case of specific needs
  • Support a .5 FTE staff person to direct Mobile Closet activities
  • Cover gasoline, auto insurance, maintenance, and a commercial vehicle wrap
  • Enhance program marketing and promotions

United Way anticipates that the Mobile Closet will make monthly outings to areas where members of the target population already gather. In its first year of operation, the Mobile Closet will visit, Edgar, Abbotsford, Mosinee, Athens, Stratford, and the Community Partners Campus in Wausau.

2023 Finalists

Paved Pedestrian Walking Path Extension and Expansion Loop

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Fab Lab Expansion

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Mobile Community Closet

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2022 Grant Recipient:

Good News Project, Inc.

Award:

$100,000

Focus Area:

Family & Environment 

Details:

The $100,000 Impact Grant will be used to:

  • Purchase a Jib Crane & Forklift
  • Hire a Volunteer Coordinator
  • Create a Mobile Education Unit

These enhancements will allow Good News Project to scale operations to divert tons of electronics from landfills. Together, we will BE THE GOOD Today – and Transform Tomorrow!

2022 Finalists

ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.

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Childcaring, Inc.

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Good News Project

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2021 Grant Recipient:

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Wausau Area

Award:

$100,000

Focus Area:

Education & Family

Details:

The $100,000 Impact Grant will be used to establish a Club Teaching Kitchen that will expand the Club’s Teen Cuisine Program. Together we will enrich and transform the lives of young people in our community.

2021 Finalists

The Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area

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Patriot K9s of Wisconsin

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Rise Up Central Wisconsin, Inc.

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