Announcing the Somerset Community Foundation Competitive Grants

The Board of Directors of the Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications for arts, education, the environment, human services and wellness programs and projects.  Grants are awarded to nonprofit programs, projects and organizations that improve the quality of life in Somerset and the surrounding area.  


2020 Grant details go out on May 1st and will be due Oct. 1st.

The Somerset Community Foundation was established in 2012, as an affiliated foundation of the St. Croix Valley Foundation, to enhance the quality of life for all who live and work in the Somerset area.  It makes grants for local projects, causes and organizations and is known for the annual Apple Splash races, which raise funds for community improvements.

Grants are available from the Somerset Community Foundation to those programs, projects and organizations that fit the grant criteria. Please refer to the link below for more details about this.

Questions regarding this grant application should be directed to SCF Grant Committee ℅ Erin Hoff at or Paul Wenzel at 

Grant Guidelines & Application

2020 Grant Recipients


>St. Anne’s percussion instruments - Michelle Rochel - $1,000.00            

>Picnic Shelter at Parnell Prairie - $1,800.00

>Somerset Community Food Pantry (new building) - $2,000.00               

>Adapted PE equipment - Ben Kieckhoefer - $750.00

Formal announcement and grant giving at the Celebration of Giving is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021 - SAVE THE DATE!!


2019 Grant Recipients


>Campership Program

>Pickleball Nets

>S.A.R.T. (forensic nurse training)

>SES Kindness Project

>SHS/SRA Rivers are Alive Program



2019 Celebration of Giving






































































2018 Celebration of Giving






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Kym Dunleap presents the Friends of the Foundation Award to Meena & Chetan Patel. 

Paul Wenzel presents grant money to the Somerset Elementary School Kindness Project.


Paul Wenzel presents grant money to the St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.).



Paul Wenzel presents grant money to the Rivers are Alive Program.



SCF President Kym Dunleap welcomes attendees. 

WI State Senator Patty Schachtner speaks to attendees about her past experiences and her role as a state senator.

Jessica Lee with Somerset Elementary teacher.


Former Somerset Community Foundation chair, Randy Rosburg, receives the Friend of the Foundation award presented by Sheriff Scott Knudson.



Paul Wenzel presents grant money to the St Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) of the St. Croix Valley.




Paul Wenzel presents grant money to the Somerset Community Food Pantry.


Past Grant Recipients....