Since 1993, area residents have been turning to the Marshfield Area Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. We are a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern—improving the quality of life in Marshfield and surrounding communities. Please see the About Us page for more information.
The Marshfield Area Community Foundation was established 21 years ago by the Adler sisters, Anne and Bette. Their goal was to make a long-term impact on their home community of Marshfield. And what an impact this Foundation has made! We now have $9.9 million in assets and more than 133 funds. To date we have given back $4.1 million to our community. We have funds that support the arts, education, the environment, animals, sports and leisure, youth development, human services, and community development.
Below you will find online copies (PDF) of our Scholarship Bulletin and Annual Report, along with a PowerPoint Presentation that provides an overview of the community foundation, and the big meaning behind it.
Many non-profits exist in Marshfield to help make sure people have foodand shelter. But some people are falling through the cracks. We are seeing alarming changes here in Marshfield. Our 2014 Vital Signs reports on the socioeconomic health of our community:
- The number of children who qualify for free or reduced lunches is increasing in Marshfield; currently there are over 1300 kids who need help.
- We know we have over 68 homeless children.
- Our median income has declined for the last four years, declining 3.2% since last year.
- 1 out of every 5 children, right here in Marshfield, is living in poverty.
- 20% of our 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students reported that they did not have enough food to eat within the last 30 days.
We operate in compliance with the National Standards for Community Foundations as set forth by the Council on Foundations. The Marshfield Area Community Foundation is one of 21 Community Foundations in Wisconsin accredited through a rigorous peer review process.