Welcome to your Three Lakes Community Foundation (TLCF)! By establishing this community foundation, TLCF has begun to build a sustainable financial resource within the greater Three Lakes area to advance the common good. We obtained our non-profit charitable 501(c)(3)status in 2017 and are beginning to grow. Similar to some 700 other community foundations in the United States, we are forming lasting links between generous donors like you and the community we love.

We have already been able to make over 20 grants to organizations in our Three Lakes community from funds we have received into our Current Fund.  These donations are a big boost to helping us respond to current needs in our community.

Over the long term, giving to endowment will greatly build our financial base. Endowment is a common thread among community foundations. By endowment we mean a permanent fund in which the principal is never touched. Annually, a stated percentage of investment earnings from the endowment becomes available for community grant-making. It is a proven way for creating a lasting legacy to the needs of the community.

Additionally, there are many other Ways to Give as you will see in that tab.  The Three Lakes Community Foundation is a resource to help you find ways best suited to leave your mark on the community.

Mission Statement: To support and enhance opportunities that make Three Lakes THE place to live, work and play.

In a short time, we have already made an impact including:
  • TLCF played an instrumental role in the introduction of UW-Extensionís Design Wisconsin Team to Three Lakes and has participated in the development of the ForwardThree Lakes effort in our community.  See more at: forwardthreelakes.com.
  • Grants to:
    • Burnside Park
    • Demmer Memorial Library
    • Forward Three Lakes
    • Spinecore Foundation
    • Three Lakes American Legion Post 431
    • Three Lakes Center for the Arts
    • Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce
    • Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry
    • Three Lakes Dog Park
    • Three Lakes Elementary School Library
    • Three Lakes Fish and Wildlife Organization
    • Three Lakes Historical Society
    • Three Lakes Lions Club
    • Three Lakes Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    • Three Lakes School District Fab Lab
    • Three Lakes Trails
    • Three Lakes Waterfront Association
    • Town of Three Lakes

  • Annual Rising Star Scholarship to graduating high school seniors
  • Annual Cheers for Volunteers Award to outstanding community volunteers
We warmly welcome you to join the Three Lakes Community Foundation. Any of our board members would be most happy to share more about this wonderful community resource.

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Three Lakes Community Foundation
P.O. Box 231
Three Lakes, WI 54562