Funds of the Foundation

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The Watertown Community Foundation currently manages over fifty funds that benefit a diverse range of causes and needs.  These funds are combined in a pool whose earnings are disbursed to nonprofit organizations, charitable and educational projects and scholarships according to the intent of each donor.

The following funds have been established by people and groups who have chosen the Watertown Community Foundation as their partner in philanthropy.

Ruth Alberts Animal Care Fund  (established 2012)
A field of interest fund, grants are awarded through the Lake Area Zoological Society for the care and feeding of the animals at Bramble Park Zoo.

Anonymous Donor Fund I  (established 1991)
Earning are distributed annually to the Watertown Area United Way.

Anonymous Donor Fund II  (established 1995)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Anonymous Donor Fund III  (established 1996)
Remaining anonymous until receipt of the bequest, the fund will support designated non-profit organizations in the area.

Anonymous Donor Fund V  (established 1999)
A donor directed fund, grants are awarded to the Watertown Community Foundation, Human Service Agency Foundation, Jenkins Methodist Home, Lake Area Zoological Society, Mother of God Priory and Prairie Lakes Health Care Systems Foundation.

Anonymous Donor Fund VI  (established 2001)
A field of interest fund, grants are awarded to the Wataetown Community Foundation, Human Service Agency Foundation, Jenkins Methodist Home, Lake Area Zoological Society, Mother of God Priory and Prairie Lakes Health Care Systems Foundation.

Dorothy & Ruby Antritter Fund  (established 2013)
A donor designated fund, grants are awarded to the Watertown Community Foundation, First Congregational Church of Watertown, Human Service Agency Foundation and Prairie Lakes Health Care Foundation.

Jack & Maisie Barrick Fund  (established 1999)
A donor directed fund, grants are awarded to the Watertown Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Watertown, Human Service Agency Foundation, Jenkins Living Center, Inc., Lake Area Technical Institute Foundation and Lake Area Zoological Society.

Randy and Laurie Benson Family Fund  (established 2019)
Donor intends that all distributions from the Fund be for the Foundation’s unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent use.

Chris Berger Fund  (established as a future fund)
The Fund will respond to ever-changing community needs.

Greg Blow Fund  (established 2012)
A donor advised fund established to support local non-profit organizations.

Jeff & Sherri Brindle Fund  (established 2013)
A donor advised fund established to support local non-profit organizations.

Florence Bruhn Fund  (established 1999)
A field of interest fund, grants awarded for the promotion of dramatic and visual arts for the benefit of Watertown.

Dennis & Cindy Burrell Fund  (established 2019)
Donor intends that all distributions from the Fund be for the Foundation’s unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent use.

Milt & Chris Carter Family Fund  (established 2018)
The purpose of the Fund is to provide grants for charitable purposes that will benefit people and charitable organizations of the Watertown area.

B. Lorraine Case Once Upon a Time Fund  (established 2005)
A donor directed fund to provide educational events and children’s programming, such as storytelling, at the Watertown Regional Library.

Dale & Diane Christensen Fund  (established 2004)
A donor intend that all distribution from the Fund before the Foundation’s unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable and benevolent use.

David & Jan DeBerg Fund  (established 2002)
As owner and beneficiary, the Foundation will receive insurance proceeds for the Foundation’s unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent use to improve the quality of life for women and children in the Watertown area.

Endres Donor Fund  (established 1988)
A field of interest fund, grants awarded in the areas of drug and alcohol education and prevention.

Allen & Connie Fannin Family Fund  (established 2015)
A donor advised fund to support local non-profit organizations.

David & Marlys Fie Family Fund  (established 2018)
Donor intends that all distributions from the Fund be for the Foundation’s unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent use.

Giving Back 365 Fund  (established 2012)
A fund established simultaneously with the Giving Back 365 program at the Watertown Community Foundation.  Half of the donors contribution are used for immediate granting and half are designated to this endowment for future granting in Watertown.

The Herb and Betty Hanten Family Fund  (established 2015)
Donor Designated Fund shall be to support the exclusively charitable activities of the Town Players, Boys & Girls Club of Watertown, Watertown Area Transit, Inc., and the Beacon Center, all of Watertown, South Dakota.

Dr. Edwin W. Harper Fund  (established 1979)
Provides support for public music programs by band & orchestra and for tree planting in public areas.

Violet Hayes Memorial Fund (established 1990)
Earning are distributed annually to the Salvation Army for its general operating fund.

Chief Jo’s HHH Fund (established 1990)
The purpose of the Fund is to provide hope and healing for children of sexual abuse through equine therapy provided at Joy Ranch, Florence, South Dakota.

Irving & Eula Hinderaker Fund  (established 2011)
A fund to support projects that enhance the quality of life in the Watertown community.

Lauretta Hoff Donor Fund  (established 1991)
Created to support projects of the Lake Area Zoological Society.

Father Jerome Holtzman Community Fund (established 2017)
The purpose of the Fund is to provide grants to support women & chirldren, arts & culture and the enviroment.

John & Cynthia Hopper Charitable Fund  (established 2010)
A donor advised fund established to support local non-profit organizations.

Merlin Jeitz Fund  (established 1986)
A fund was established to support designated charities in the community.

Robert Jenson & Arlene Brandt-Jenson Fund (established 2014)
A donor advised fund to provide grants for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes that will benefit the people and charitable organizations of Watertown Area.

Ronald Jutting & Catherine Geier-Jutting Fund (established as a future fund)
The Fund will respond to ever-changing community needs.

Bernice Kuester Fund  (established 2016)
A field of interest fund to support youth, sports, activites and community projects.

Larkin Family Fund  (established 2006)
A future fund established by the Larkin family with distribution to be used for Foundation’s granting purpose in the area of cultural, charitable purposes with special focus on South Dakota Symphony performances to be held in Watertown.

Louise I. Lauer Fund  (established 1983)
A field of interest fund created for the benefit of animals, wildlife and their habitat.

William & Sharon Malcom Fund  (established 2016)
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to support the exclusively charitable activites of the:  Human Service Agency, Joy Ranch, Salvataion Army and Watertown Area Community Foundation.

Raymond B. McRoden & Marie McRoden Memorial Fund  (established 2007)
Established for the benefit of the youth of the Watertown community.

Joy & Dan Miller Fund  (established as a future fund)
The donors intend that distributions from their fund support local programs for women, youth and animals. The Miller’s fund will also support Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program in South Dakota.

Joy C. Nelson Fund for Joy Ranch (established 2018)
The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for Joy Ranch exclusively to further the Donor’s goal that Joy Ranch may exist in perpetuity, to further programming, and to financially support capital projects and expansion projects at the current Joy Ranch location in Codington County, South Dakota.

Walter C. Parliament Fund (established 1986)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Nancy R. Petersen Memorial Fund  (established 2011)
An unrestricted future fund established by Nancy’s parents, Eldon and Shirley Petersen, in her memory.

Lewis & Patricial Raderschadt Fund  (established 2016)
A Field of Interest Fund with particular areas of interest in Futherance of the Biblical Gospel message, Youth, and Conservation or Habitat.

Ethel A. Rau Fund  (established 1984)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Clark and Mary Ann Redlinger Fund  (established 2008)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Sophia Riddle Fund  (established 2002)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Christopher “Chris” Rieb Memorial Fund  (established 2016)
A donor advised fund established to support youth and youth sports activities.

John & Elizabeth Rislov Fund  (established 1998)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Donus & Lovila Roberts ABC Book Club Fund  (established 2005)
Established by the Roberts to support reading programs in the Watertown School District by providing books and awards as incentives and to establish scholarships to graduating seniors who excelled in reading.

Brian & Gayle Robertson Family Fund (established as a future fund)
The Robertson Family Fund will respond to ever-changing community needs.

Mark & Ronda Roby Fund  (established 2017)
A donor advised fund established to support local non-profit organizations.

Ervin & Sybil Schafer Fund  (established 2017)
A Field of Interest Fund to support historical activites in the Watertown area.

Lee & Jan Schull Fund  (established 2013)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Doug & Lynn Sharp Charitable Fund (established 2014)
A donor advised fund established to support local non-profit organizations.

James K. & Sandra K. Stoudt Family Fund  (established as a future fund)
The Stoudt Family Fund will be an unrestricted fund to respond to ever-changing community needs.

Sumner Family Fund  (established 1996)
For purpose to be determined at time of maturity.

Dale & Jan Valberg Fund (established 2017)                                                                                 A field of interest fund to provide support for organizations assisting with child welfare in the Watertown, SD area.

Velma Vincent Fund  (established 2013)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Kenneth B. & Myrtle F. (Mickey) Way Fund  (established 2007)
Created by bequest and having a designated distribution to the Watertown Community Concert Association and Town Players as well as filed of interest recommendations in the areas of arts, education and human services.

Myrtle F. (Mickey) Way Fund  (established 1999)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Vera Way Marghab Fund  (established 1996)
Created by bequest and having a designated distribution to the Watertown Community Concert Association as well as filed of interest recommendations in the areas of education, the arts and Watertown beautification and historical preservation.

Russ & Charlene Wilkins Family Fund  (established 2011)
All distribution from this fund will be for the Foundation’s unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent use, but the principal field of interest is for conservation projects of a permanent nature, or permanent projects being done by the local Isack Walton League.

Darwin K. & Fern B. Williams Fund (established 2014)
A donor advised fund to support children and the elderly in the Watertown Area, based on financial need, with educational and human service needs; and the elderly in our area who are needy.

Oliver & Junice Wolden Fund  (established 2002)
An unrestricted fund created to respond to the needs of the community.

Judy Lynn Wright Memorial Fund  (established 2006)
A donor advised fund established in memory of Judy Lynn Wright. Todd and Linda Fulmer have established this fund for the benefit of children.

Women & Giving Fund  (established 2010)
All distribution from the fund will be for the Watertown Community Foundation Women and Giving unrestricted educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent use for improvements of the lives of Women & Children.

James K. & Sandra K. Stoudt Family Fund  (established as a future fund)
The Stoudt Family Fund will be an unrestricted fund to respond to ever-changing community needs.

Bill & Cathy Zubke Fund  (established as a future fund)
The Zubke fund will be  donor desginated fund to provide financial support for local non-profits.