Give today to one or more of the funds below or contact us to set up your own charitable fund to support the causes you care about. If you prefer to give by check, please make it payable to GWBLCF, with the name of the chosen fund on the memo line and send to: Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation, P.O. Box 10626, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Include your mailing information so we can send you a receipt.

Whichever way you choose to give, the community appreciates your generosity. If you have questions please email or call (651) 408-5412.

Donate To A Fund

Fund Name   Description
Community Recovery Fund Donate To respond to the impact of COVID-19 by providing grants to nonprofits that assist individuals and families with basic needs such as food, shelter and mental health services.
Community Partners Fund Donate To distribute grants to local community organizations and programs as recommended by the foundation's Grants Committee.
Championing the Arts & Preserving Our History Donate A field of interest fund to foster a dynamic creative community and a strong sense of history.
Conserving Our Natural Environment Donate A field of interest fund to preserve the quality of our lakes, parks, and trails.
Expanding Opportunities & Education For All Donate A field of interest fund enabling access to help people realize their potential.
Girls in Science Donate A field of interests fund to lower barriers faced by girls in pursuing educational and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology (computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
Leadership Fund Donate A field of interest fund to support Leadership Tomorrow, a program to create a new generation of leaders for the greater White Bear Lake area.
Strengthening Families Donate A field of interest fund to provide resources that promote resilience.
Supporting Community Life Donate A field of interest fund to encourage activities that bring communities together.
Social Justice Fund Donate A field of interest fund to support understanding and collaboration among individuals and/or organizations in the greater White Bear Lake area and to deepen the effectiveness of their efforts in advancing social, racial, and economic justice. Priority for grants will be given to initiatives or events that focus on bringing people together, either in person or virtually.
Community Partners Endowment Fund Donate To build the capacity to grow and to maximize the resources available to the Foundation to address community needs into the future.
Willernie/Mahtomedi Downtown Improvement Fund Donate A field of interest fund to provide for, acquire, install, replace, refresh, maintain and establish physical amenities to make the downtown area shared by the cities of Willernie and Mahtomedi more attractive to residents, visitors, businesses and customers who use the area.
Aaron's Playground Memorial Fund Donate AARON'S PLAYGROUND is an initiative to build a memorial play structure in Mahtomedi in memory of Aaron Zachary Markovitz. Born to parents Becky and Craig Markovitz on August 27, 2018, Aaron was a loving child filled with vigor and promise. Being born premature, Aaron fought for his life for seven weeks before passing away in the arms of his parents. This playground will stand as a symbol of hope and love for Aaron and the countless other children who lost their lives too soon.
Lake Links Association Fund Donate A designated fund that supports the Lake Links Association project to create safe passage for kids, bikes, pedestrians and the disabled around White Bear Lake.
Zephyr Performing Arts Foundation Donate Inspire learners and community to value, engage, and advocate for inclusive, growth-oriented performing arts programs.
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society Endowment Fund Donate To support the long term sustainability of this organization whose mission is to connect the community to its past and to cultivate an appreciation for our history
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf Endowment Fund Donate To support the long-term sustainability of this organization that provides food and support to our neighbors in need.
Foundation Builders Fund Donate To support the ongoing development and operations of the foundation.
Opportunities Fund Donate To respond to special or unanticipated management and operational opportunities that advance the mission of the Greater WBL Community Foundation, established in honor of Jackie Reis, executive director, 2015-2019.
Other Funds