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Charitable Foundation

Mission & Background

At Westbury Bank, we take the term “community bank” seriously. We’re not just a member of the communities we serve, we’re an active contributor. We established the Westbury Bank Charitable Foundation in 2013 with a $1 million contribution. Each year, we contribute 5% of its assets to worthy causes throughout the communities in which our employees and customers live and work. We don’t just ask “what if we did these things?”, we also ask “what if we didn’t?”. Bottom line, giving back to the community is simply the right thing to do.

Five Pillars, One Purpose

While we get involved in many aspects of our communities, from little leagues to festival sponsorships, our foundation concentrates on five meaningful pillars:

  • Community Development
    Economic development in our communities boosts quality of life and invigorates the business community.
  • Affordable Housing
    Programs that help provide safe, attainable housing are essential.
  • Health and Human Services
    A community is only as healthy as its people. Which is why we place special emphasis on health and wellness programs.
  • Education
    While teaching methods are often debated, there’s no question about the importance of a solid education for students at every level.
  • Youth Programs
    The key to securing a better future is to nurture those who will shape it. We’re strong supporters of programs that foster childhood education, physical activity and leadership.

Recent Grants

The Board of Directors of the Westbury Bank Charitable Foundation have approved recent grants to local organizations including (but not limited to):

  • Rotary – Enchantment in the Park
  • West Bend Columns Scholarship Fund
  • Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation
  • Moraine Park Foundation - Promise Program
  • Riveredge Nature Center
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison
  • Veterans Memorial Pool
  • Elevate, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hartford Boys & Girls Club
  • La Casa de Esperanza, Inc.

 

Application Process

Grant Making Criteria

All grants must be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of the Foundation before any funds are disbursed. All grants will be evaluated to ensure that they conform to the Foundation’s policies and adhere to our mission. All evaluations will be conducted in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. The Foundation will consider supporting projects and initiatives that meet one of more of the following criteria:

  • Are directly related to the Foundation priorities and areas of interest stated above
  • Include a strategy for leveraging other resources and support from the region
  • Product cost-effective results that can be measured and evaluated
  • Provide incentive and stimulation for the private and public sectors to work together in community problem solving

Eligibility for Grants

  • Awards will include support for program development as well as for new and expanded facilities and equipment
  • Grants or awards are generally limited to use in the market areas served by the community
  • Grant recipients must demonstrate Section 501(c)(3) or other non-profit status, a need for private financial support and a direct relevance to the Foundation’s areas of giving interest. Priority will be given to those 501(c)(3) Organizations
  • The Foundation does not provide support for political organizations, candidates for political office or activities for sectarian purposes
  • The Foundation does not generally make contributions to individual endeavors
  • Officers, Directors and employees of the Bank, the Company and any Affiliates thereof shall not be eligible to receive grants from the Foundation

Grant Application Instructions

The deadline for submitting applications for the Foundation is May 1st for the first cycle and October 1st for the second cycle. Please click on the button below to fill out the Grant Application Form.

Application

Westbury Bank Charitable Foundation
200 South Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
1.800.679.8287
Email: charitablefoundation@westburybankwi.com

 

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