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. Grants are generally awarded to nonprofit programs, projects and organizations that improve the quality of life in Somerset and the surrounding area. Only one grant per year will be awarded to an organization. Based on Rivers + Roads community feedback, SCF grants submitted should involve the promotion or improvement of one of the following in the Somerset community; economic development, family activities, educational opportunities, revitalize downtown and green spaces/parks/trails. Grants are generally not awarded to lobbying, political, or religious causes; individuals; special fundraising events; capital fund campaigns; deficit reduction; and/or national fund drives.

Grant deadline is October 1, 2022. Grant recipients are selected and approved by the Somerset Community Foundation grant committee, SCF Board of Directors and the St. Croix Valley Foundation Board of Directors will review grants in October. Grant recipients will be notified  in November via phone and then invited to the Celebration of Giving event in December to receive the grant. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Grantees must submit a final report regarding the use of the grant dollars. 

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


To begin the application process, click on this linkGrant Guidelines & Application

Friend of the Foundation Award

2021 - Brad Nemec

2019 - Meena & Chetan Patel
2018 - Randy Rosburg
2017 - Mike Faust


































2021 Grant Recipients

>Somerset Elem School Kindness Project            

>Somerset Music Department 5-12

>Somerset Boy Scouts Troop               

>St. Anne Catholic School

>Basics for Local Kids














































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


























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













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


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.



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

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L to R: Paul Wenzel - SCF Grant Comm. Co-chair, Kayla Intihar - Somerset Community Food Pantry Chair, Michelle Rochel - St. Anne's School Principal, Ben Kieckhoefer - Somerset High School Adaptive P.E. teacher.  No photo: Jeri Koester - Somerset Town Clerk and Ed Schachtner - Somerset Town Chair, Michael Knoll, Executive Director of St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc. (SART). 


Brad Nemec receives the Friend of the Foundation Award.

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L to R: Erin Hoff - SCF secretary, Amber Vrieze - Somerset Ele. 3rd gr. teacher, Karla Mallery - St. Anne's Spanish teacher, Rachel Erickson - Somerset Middle School Music teacher, Dawn Tunison - Somerset Middle School Band teacher, Kim Johnson - Basic for Local Kids, Jim Bighley - Somerset Boy Scout Troop. Paul Wenzel - SCF Grant Comm. Co-chair.


Former SCFP President, Jessica Francis, is the special guest speaker at the 2021 SCF Celebration of Giving event.


SCF President Kym Dunleap welcomes attendees. 

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


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.

2018 Celebration of Giving



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....