The AbbyBank Foundation, Inc.
As AbbyBank prospered and grew, the AbbyBank Board of Directors wanted to return part of the profits to the surrounding communities that had contributed to its success. The Abbotsford Story, Inc. was formed in 1986 as a charitable foundation through which such community contributions could be made. In 2020, the bank changed the foundation name to the AbbyBank Foundation, Inc. AbbyBank has seven locations in Central Wisconsin and not everyone realized that the Abbotsford Story, Inc. was connected to AbbyBank. The name change helped our foundation's outreach to support all our communities with sustainable donations.
Many donations have been made to local schools, non-profit organizations, and emergency or public services. Each year, the bank contributes a portion of its profits to the charitable foundation. Interest earned on the principal amount is distributed each year in the form of donations to community and school projects.
AbbyBank has contributed $1,366,300 to the AbbyBank Foundation, Inc. and donated $1,002,375.65 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. Each donation request must submit a Grant Request application. Applicants should be recognized by the IRS as a Tax-Exempt Organization in order to receive consideration.
Inquiries for additional information can be made by calling Jenny Jakel at (715) 223-2345 or toll-free at 1-800-288-2229 or you can apply for a grant online.