Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust Grant

Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust


Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Florida, Wisconsin

Location of residency: Preferred: Palm Beach County, Florida, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Other eligible locations: Florida, Wisconsin

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Overview:

The Frank L. Weyenberg Charitable Trust awards grants to organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

Frank L. Weyenberg was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on March 26, 1882. In 1892, the Weyenberg family entered into a partnership to sell shoes. Frank L. Weyenberg entered his family’s shoe business in 1897 at age 15. By 1906, he was president of the Weyenberg Shoe Manufacturing Co., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Weyenberg was president of the company until 1962, when he became Chairman of the Board, a position he held until he retired in 1968. During his time as president and chairman, company sales grew dramatically. Mr. Weyenberg remained on the Board of Directors of the company, now called the Weyco Group, until his death in 1976. Mr. Weyenberg had a second home in Palm Beach, Florida for many, many years and was a Florida resident at his death. Mr. Weyenberg’s generosity will continue to benefit people for many years to come.

Program areas

  • Arts, culture, and humanities 
  • Education 
  • Environment, animals 
  • Health 
  • Human services 
  • Public/society benefit 
  • Religion

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Preferences:

  • The trust has a practice of primarily supporting charitable organizations located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach, Florida.

Ineligibility:

  • Grants are not made for political purposes, or to organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sexual or religious preference, age or gender.


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