Advocates for WRPS Education Fund (formerly WRPS Endowment) was established in 2001 by a group of local residents seeking solutions to school budget constraints and limited tax dollars for education. Volunteers today continue the tradition of raising awareness and financial support from alumni, staff, local businesses and residents for this permanently endowed fund through Incourage Community Foundation.
The Fund is dedicated to enhancing students’ educational opportunities. Advised by a volunteer committee of local community members, and working in partnership with Incourage, the role of the Fund is to augment, supplement and complement programs and activities currently provided by the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools (WRPS) district.
Quality education is one vital cornerstone of a strong community and economy. This Fund has made significant progress during its short existence due to the support of many volunteers, donors, educators, alumni and businesses. We thank them for their support and hope that you’ll please consider a donation to the Advocates for WRPS Education Fund.
Contributions to the Fund will supplement, but not replace, the generous support provided by booster clubs, PTOs and other vital organizations within our public schools. Donations, small and large, are welcome; and gifts of $100 or more qualify for a Legacy Wall tile at Lincoln High School.
Apply for Funding
WRPS staff, or any community member in partnership with an educator for grades 4K-12, may apply for funding to enhance opportunities for student learning and additional training, and to advance the mission of WRPS. The Fund has provided support to a variety of needs since 2003. Examples include: a reading improvement program at Mead Elementary; portable microscopes for East Junior High; an improvisational music program at Lincoln High School; and art with recycled materials at Grove and Grant Elementary, among many other worthwhile projects and events. Click to learn more, and to download an application form.
Advocates for WRPS Education Fund is administered by:
Incourage Community Foundation
Attn: Donor Services
478 E Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494