The Andis Foundation was created to help build strong families and develop thriving kids, which we believe builds a
more vibrant community. The information below outlines in greater detail our mission and who we intend to serve.
Kids: Children thrive when education extends beyond the classroom with enrichment programs that help them grown in mind, body and spirit including programs that enhance learning toward becoming a well-rounded individual.
Examples of programs of interest include:
Families: Families flourish when family members have healthy relationships. Programs and organizations supported include:
- Organizations in the community that provide quality programs and events that help with healthy family relationship and parenting.
- Programs that assist families affected by addiction and mental health issues.
How Grants Work
Application deadlines are May 8 and September 27.
Interested organizations which maintain a mission matching that of the Foundation, should remit a letter of intent [at least 8 weeks prior to application
deadline] indicating what is requested and why. The
foundation will review it to determine if a full application is invited and contact prospective applicants. Receipt of all inquiries and applications will be
acknowledged within one week via telephone or email. If invited, the application will be reviewed and the Foundation may request additional information. In some
instances, site visits will be conducted. The Board of Directors will generally make a decision eight (8) weeks following the application deadline. Notification
will be made by telephone and in writing. You may contact the foundation office for status.
Upon invitation from the Foundation, the applicant must remit
- A one-three page letter with the organizations qualifications
- Current list of Board of Directors
- Total organizational budget
- Project budget, if applicable
- Current balance sheet, Year-to-Date income & Expense Statement
- 501c3 letter from the IRS
Preferences, Priorities & Eligibility
- Programs are a higher priority than general operations.
- Only organizations recognized by the IRS as tax exempt, publicaly supported charities will be supported.
- A bias toward community based organizations will exist.
- Capital grants related to facilities will rarely be considered.
- No grants or loans will be awarded to individuals.
- Grants supporting Racine County are the highest priority, while grants impacting southeastern Wisconsin, Wisconsin and the United States will be considered in descending order.
- Endowments will rarely be considered.
- Funding for special events and fundraising events will only be provided for pre-selected organizations.
All grant decisions are made by the Board of the Andis Foundation. The board reserves
the right to determine eligibility for all programs and may change the terms of a program, or end, at any time.
- Camp Kindness Counts
- EPEC, The Grooming Project
- Gateway Tech College Fdn Inc
- John XXII Educational Center
- Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee Bucks Foundation
- Racine Art Museum
- Racine Family YMCA
- Racine Zoological Society
- Rebalanced Life Wellness Association
- River Bend Nature Center
- SME Education Foundation
- The REAL School
- Wisconsin 4-H Foundation
- Wisconsin FFA
- Wisconsin Humane Society