Wisconsin Builders Foundation

The Wisconsin Builders Foundation is the charitable arm of the WBA, committed to improving housing in Wisconsin by promoting the industry to qualified students and offering continued education to our members.

We believe that better builders create better homes, leading to a better Wisconsin. Help us inspire current and future professionals by donating to the WB Foundation today.

 The Wisconsin Builders Foundation funds training, scholarships, and charitable resources to promote residential construction in Wisconsin.

  Better Builders | Better Homes | Better Wisconsin

Better Builders | Better Homes | Better Wisconsin

Mission Statement

To be the philanthropic arm of the Wisconsin Builders Association by offering training, scholarships, and charitable resources to promote residential construction in Wisconsin.

Vision Statement

To advance Wisconsin's residential construction by providing training, education, and a high ethical standard to the housing.

By contributing to the WB Foundation, you will: 

  • Preserve and promote careers and construction

  • Provide scholarships to future builders in Wisconsin

  • Support continuing education for professionals in the housing industry

Event sponsorships and corporate sponsorships are also available.


Available Scholarships

We will begin accepting applications for 2019 WB Foundation scholarships and matching grant scholarships on February 1st, 2019. Special thanks to our 2018 Foundation Scholarship sponsors, Tim O'Brien Homes & James Craig Builders.

 $5,100 in scholarships were awarded to seven students going into the trades on July 19th, 2018. L to R scholarship recipients - Sadie Newbury, Morgan Vander Heiden, Jaeger Brusky, & Jason Claybaugh. Not pictured - Alex Doering, Ethan Tews, and Ryan Smit.

$5,100 in scholarships were awarded to seven students going into the trades on July 19th, 2018. L to R scholarship recipients - Sadie Newbury, Morgan Vander Heiden, Jaeger Brusky, & Jason Claybaugh. Not pictured - Alex Doering, Ethan Tews, and Ryan Smit.

WB Foundation Scholarship Program

For those seeking scholarship funds outside of WBA local associations, or where local association programs do not exist.
WB Foundation Scholarship Program Information | Application
 

Matching Grant Scholarship Program

To be paired with WBA local association scholarships.
Matching Grant Scholarship Program Information | Application

Click here to read press release on 2018 WB Foundation scholarship recipients.


Continuing Education

The WB Foundation supports continuing education opportunities for tradespersons through its partnership with Home Builders university that provides WI DCQ-approved online courses.

The Foundation also partners with Seventhwave to host the Better Buildings: Better Business (B4) Conference annually.


Job Board

Check out Wisconsin TechConnect, a statewide online employment information system for recruiting Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) students and graduates for all types of employment. 


More Ways to Give

Donor Advised Funds - A donor advised fund is an account established by the Wisconsin Builders Foundation to which a donor may contribute and thereafter provide nonbinding recommendations with regard to disbursements from the fund. While federal tax law requires the Foundation Trustees to make final decisions with respect to distributions, the recommendations of the donor—or fund advisor in the event an individual other than the donor is designated to make recommendations—is seriously considered. To learn more about these donor advised funds, click here (login required) or contact us.


Questions?

Questions about the WB Foundation? Contact us.

Online Courses: Keep your DCQ credential current with our continuing education courses.

News: The latest WBA news, including insights into the housing industry.