The Greater Cedarburg Foundation (GCF) awarded nearly $97,000 to 12 area non-profit organizations as part of its annual grant cycle review in 2018. Recipients were recognized at the GCF Civic Event held Thursday, May 17, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

“We are proud to support these organizations with funding to advance a variety of social, arts, history and educational programs,” said Mark Langholz, GCF grant committee chairman. “These projects will help make a difference in our community.”

Organizations receiving grants include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County to recruit senior citizens to mentor children who are on a waiting list to be in the program
  • Cedarburg Art Museum for hightop tables used during facility rentals
  • Cedarburg High School Robotics Team for a mechanical systems upgrade
  • Family Promise of Ozaukee County for replacement of its passenger van
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA to launch a diabetes prevention program
  • Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center to establish a marketing plan
  • Ozaukee Family Services to expand its Guys Group program
  • Portal Inc. to initiate an arts education program for people with disabilities
  • Riveredge Nature Center to support the Scientist In Residence program in the Cedarburg School District
  • Starting Point of Ozaukee to replace old and inefficient windows at Healing Point House
  • Wisconsin American Legion Foundation to remodel bathrooms and upgrade facilities at Peter Wollner Post 288
  • Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Inc. to renovate and redesign the main entryway to the museum

The Greater Cedarburg Foundation has assets of $5.5 million comprised of an endowment and donor advised funds. The foundation’s mission is to preserve the local cultural heritage, enhance artistic endeavors and support educational, social and community-based services in the Greater Cedarburg area.

Since its inception, the Greater Cedarburg Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in pass through grants and endowment grants to deserving projects and nonprofit organizations in the community.

The grant cycle begins each year in October, when applications are available on-line at

2017 Grant Recipients

Representatives of various nonprofit organizations receiving grants from The Greater Cedarburg Foundation included: (standing from left): Dan Kniess of Cedarburg High School Robotics Team, Bob Batty of Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288, Lisa Holtebeck of Ozaukee Family Services, Nicole Bulow of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County, Pam Hugdahl of Cedarburg Art Museum and Shea Hula of Starting Point of Ozaukee; (sitting from left): Natalie Dorrler of Riveredge Nature Center, Rachel Martinez of Kettle Moraine YMCA, Amanda Didier of Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center, Melissa Wraalstad of Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and Suzy Frazier of Family Promise of Ozaukee County. Mark Langholz, foreground, is chairman of The Greater Cedarburg Foundation grants committee.