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

Last year, we were proud to award five scholarships to students going into the trades, thanks to our 2017 Foundation Scholarship sponsor, Tim O'Brien Homes. Applications are now open through June 15, 2018. Apply today!

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

Please submit application materials by email to Joan Olson at jolson@wisbuild.org, or by mail: Wisconsin Builders Association | Attn: Joan Olson | 660 John Nolen Dr, Ste 320 | Madison, WI 53713.

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. 


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.