Our Mission

We are committed to strengthening our community by providing opportunities for growth to the people of North Central Wisconsin in the fields of Arts, Education, Health and Economic and Social Development.

Bernie A. Greenheck and his wife, Esther, created the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation in 1998 to say “thank you” to the many employees, families, friends and neighbors throughout Central Wisconsin who helped them enjoy so many wonderful years working and living in Schofield and Wausau. Bernie Greenheck co-founded Greenheck Fan Corporation in 1947. During his career as President and CEO and Esther’s years as a homemaker and loving mother, they frequently honored their “Greenheck family” with ongoing financial support for many local non-profit organizations and community projects. Although the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation is not part of the Greenheck Fan Corporation today, Bernie’s and Esther’s family carries on their legacy by awarding a diverse range of grants to help improve the quality of life for area residents.

The doors of the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation are always open, just as the doors to Bernie’s office always were. Know that all are welcome and that we will do our best to meet the diverse needs of our Community.
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