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The greatest impact is made by supporting the success of others.

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OUR
MISSION

The Andis Foundation was created to help build strong families and develop thriving kids, which we believe builds a more vibrant community. Our Grants focus on finding and funding programs that help kids, families, and the overall community through education and development. The mission of Andis Foundation has always been to change lives and it always will be.

Our Guiding
Principles

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Helping kids thrive

We support programs that build a well-rounded individual through life transforming experiences, expanding kids's horizons to envision what they can achieve, with adult and community support.

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Recognizing parents

We know that parents need support too. So we recognize programs that also assist parents in creating an environment of support, connection and communication.

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Creating a lasting impact

We prioritize programs that measure results and are proven to work. So that together with our partners, we make the greatest impact.

Who
we help

kids

Children can learn so much outside of the classroom. We support programs that build a well-rounded individual through life transforming experiences, stretching kids to envision what they can achieve, with adult and community support.

  • Programs that support and understand the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescence Guide
  • Youth development programs
  • Environmental or outdoor skills education programs
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Families

We help families of all sizes by supporting programs and organizations that help foster healthy relationships. Programs and organizations supported include:

  • Organizations in the community that build relationships and help develop parenting skills
  • Programs that assist families affected by addiction and mental health issues
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How
Grants
work

step 1

Submit letter
of intent

Interested organizations must submit a Letter of Intent indicating what is requested and why. LOIs may be submitted at any time. It is suggested to initiate an LOI at least six (6) weeks prior to the application submission deadlines. Receipt of an LOI will be acknowledged within one week.

Step 2

Application
review

If a full application is invited, submissions must be completed by the deadlines of the 2nd Wednesday in February and August. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged within one week. Additional information may be requested. In some instances, site visits will be considered.

Step 3

decision
process

Andis Foundation 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.

Application
Details

requirements

  • A one- to three-page letter with the organization’s qualifications
  • Current list of Board of Directors
  • Organization’s complete budget (program and operating)
  • Project budget, if applicable
  • Current balance sheet, Year-to-Date Income & Expense Statement (i.e., through 12/31 for winter applications or 6/30 for summer applications)
  • 501c3 letter from the IRS

Preferences, priorities
& eligibility

  • Community-based organizations will be prioritized
  • Programs are a higher priority than general operations
  • Only organizations recognized by the IRS as tax exempt, publicly-supported charities will be supported
  • Grants supporting our local communities are prioritized, however, national will be considered
  • Capital grants related to facilities will rarely be considered
  • No grants or loans will be awarded to individuals
  • 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

Previous
recipients

  • United Way logo
  • Wisconsin Humane Society logo
  • Junior Achievement logo
  • Milwaukee Bucks Foundation logo
  • Racine Art Museum logo
  • SME Education Foundation logo
  • REAL School logo
  • Gateway Techincal College Foundation logo
  • Wisconsin Agricultural Education logo
  • Racine Family YMCA logo
  • Wisconsin Humane Society logo
  • The Conscious Kid logo
  • Riverbend Nature Center logo
  • Secure Features logo
  • The Confess Project logo
  • The Grooming Project logo
  • Wisconsin 4-H Foundation logo
  • Racine Zoo logo