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AbbyBank Foundation, Inc.

As AbbyBank prospered and grew, our Board of Directors formed The Abbotsford Story, Inc., a charitable foundation to return part of the profits to the surrounding communities. Since 1968, we've paid-it-forward to the communities that contributed to our success. 

In 2020, the bank changed the name to AbbyBank Foundation, Inc. to better associate the foundation with AbbyBank. The name change aligned our outreach to AbbyBank's footprint to encourage grant requests in support of nonprofits, school or civic ongoing operations in those communities.   
AbbyBank has contributed $1,650,300 to the AbbyBank Foundation, Inc. and donated $1,296,795.08 back to projects in Abbotsford, Appleton, Gresham, Medford, Shawano, Wausau and Weston.

Donations from the AbbyBank Foundation, Inc. are limited to the trade area of AbbyBank, which consists of a 50-mile radius around the Abbotsford, Appleton, Gresham, Medford, Shawano, Wausau, and Weston communities. Requests are granted twice per year, each March and September, according to the Contribution Policy. Deadlines for submission of requests are March 1st and September 1st for each funding period. All grant requests must be submitted in writing or by completing the AbbyBank Foundation, Inc. grant application. Applicants should be recognized by the IRS as a Tax-Exempt Organization in order to receive consideration.

Please review the contribution policy prior to submitting your request.

Inquiries for additional information can be made by calling Hillary Strebe toll-free at 1-800-288-2229 or you can apply for a grant online.

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Yes! All applicants should be recognized by the IRS as a Tax-Exempt Organization.

The AbbyBank Foundation contribution policy states that contributions are to be used to provide funding for schools for updating or creation of defined disciplines, individually or cooperatively, which resources were not included in budgetary planning. Nonprofit organizations for defined equipment or building projects or defined non-consuming civic construction or reconstruction that would have unlimited public access.

Unfortunately, the foundation is unable to grant funds for these purposes. If you have a defined equipment need or a specific construction project, we would be happy to consider your request.