Past Recipients

Funding Central Wisconsin’s Innovative and Energetic Nonprofits

A Local Focus

The Dudley Foundation is privileged to play a role in many large, multi-year capital projects designed to enrich the lives of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin citizens.

A few of these projects include:

Partnering with Northcentral Technical College to create a "center for excellence in communication technologies". NTC's "Studio-7" is a comprehensive, collaborative and creative space that prepares students, employers, and community members for the new age in communication technologies; expands cultural/media literacy into the greater Wausau community; empowers creative voices to create, express and communicate by providing equipment and technical training; makes Wausau a production hub for film/video content creation; provides equipment and facilities to create engaging multimedia content; and fosters a creative community in Central Wisconsin to support local businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs in their communication efforts. View More...

Supporting the new Woodson YMCA and Aspirus Campus in downtown Wausau



Contributing to outdoor recreation access/activity with grants to the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Wausau Kayak and Canoe Corporation, and the Wausau Riverfront Development


Building the eight-sheet, state-of-the-art Wausau Curling Club


Developing a much loved (and much used) Performance Art Park and green space known as The 400 Block


Constructing a new addition to the YMCA, which serves some 12,000 members, in downtown Wausau


Preserving the nationally registered Yawkey House Museum, the majestic Grand Theatre, and the historic St. Anthony’s Spiritual Retreat Center in Marathon


Building a new shelter for the Women’s Community, an organization that serves victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault


Funding for the strategic plan, the first phase of the beautiful wildflower woods and memory garden, and the kitchen garden at the Robert W. Monk Gardens


Expanding higher education opportunities in the region with funding for the Medical College of Wisconsin—Central Wisconsin

A Focus on Small Grants—with Big Impacts

Whether it is a very creative teacher in the Edgar School District who wants to fund a speaker or the annual trip to Washington, D.C. by student safety patrol leaders, small grants make a huge impact in smaller communities. The majority of the grants awarded by the Dudley Foundation are $10,000 or less, but the impact is immeasurable.

A Focus on Legacy

The Dudley Foundation consistently supports the business education programs offered by Junior Achievement; helps supply computers, learning tools, and staff at the Eileen Deneen Dudley Library Learning Center located within the Caroline S. Marks Site of the Boys and Girls Club; and matches funds raised by WSAW’s annual “Share Your Holidays” program, benefitting the Neighbor’s Place and Salvation Army.

Andy-Era Grant-making

2022-2023 Grant-making

2022-2023 Dudley Foundation Annual Report

Past Recipients

  • 2022 Community Foundation - Lunch & Learn

  • 2022 Foundant Summit Conference - Peabody Hotel

  • 2022 Hmong Festival

  • 2022 Project Search Graduation

  • 2022 Wings Over Wausau - TBM Avenger

  • 2022 Wings Over Wausau

  • 2023 Wings Over Wausau - Wing Competition

  • 2023 Wings Over Wausau

  • A Walk in Their Shoes - Charles Person

  • Boys & Girls Club - Transforming Spaces & Enriching Lives Ground-Breaking

  • Boys & Girls Club - Transforming Spaces & Enriching Lives Ribbon-Cutting

  • Boys & Girls Club Staff & Kids

  • Boys & Girls Club

  • Children's Imaginarium Concept

  • Children's Imaginarium

  • Community Partners Campus - Charles

  • Community Partners Campus Groundbreaking

  • Community Partners Campus

  • CVA

  • Junior Achievement of Marathon County

  • Glass Box Studio

  • Granite Peak

  • Greenheck Turner Community Center

  • Neighbor's Place

  • NTC - Rob

  • NTC - Studio 7 Concept Drawing

  • NTC Agricultural Center of Excellence - Cows

  • NTC Garden-To-Table Program

  • NTC Spoons

  • NTC Studio-7 Ribbon0-Cutting ADS

  • NTC Studio-7 Ribbon-Cutting

  • Studio-7 Floorplan Concept