Our Story

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council is a community based not for profit organization that has been in continuous operation since 1966 when it was established as part of this nation’s War on Poverty led by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Type of Agency: Non-Profit, Chapter 181 Wisconsin Statutes, IRS designated as 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization
Purpose: Anti-Poverty Solutions

CWCAC is governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors.

  • Five members one from each county are publicly elected officials appointed by their respective County Chair
  • Five members one from each county represent low-income persons in the community to be served by CWCAC
  • Five members one from each county represent specific organizations or areas within the community to be served by CWCAC.

Today CWCAC employs 69 individuals and has an operating budget of over 9 million dollars. The agency has 10 areas of operation.

Each area has a leadership team that is responsible for the achievement of specific outcomes detailed in the Agency’s strategic plan.

Our vision is to be the lead collaborative agency empowering people for self-sufficiency and wellness in Wisconsin. CWCAC GOALS

Mission Objectives

Our Mission

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc. mission is to develop opportunities for people and communities to realize their potential by providing resources and comprehensive services to empower those to become self-sufficient and independent. CWCAC AGENCY MISSION

Our Objectives

  • Assure prompt, efficient, and effective services in our pursuit to reduce poverty and the causes of poverty
  • Respond to the ever-evolving expressed and identified service needs and demands for families in need
  • Maintain, expand, and fortify our agencies core programs
  • Ensure stability of our financial structure applying best practices for a multi-funding source non-profit charitable company

Service Area

CWCAC serves the five counties of:

We have an office in each county including our Central Administrative office in Wisconsin Dells.

CWCAC Counties

Our Board

The Board of Directors meets bi-monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the central office location at:

1000 Highway 13
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

The public is welcome and invited to attend.

CWCAC Main Office

I sincerely appreciate the honor of being on the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. Board of Directors and serving as Board President. It truly amazes me how well everyone atthe agency does their job; our Executive Director, managers, and staff are all fantastic. It was a very difficult year for everyone with the 2020 Pandemic Crisis, however even with safety and social distancing guide­lines in place, our agency continued to conduct business and serve our clients without missing a beat.

John Earl

I’ve been with the agency for many years and have had the opportunity to watch CWCAC, Inc. grow; remembering how much funding passed through years ago compared to now speaks well as to what’s going on inside and outside the building. It is a privilege serving with of our board members, all of whom take their job here very seriously and always work together guiding our agency forward while keeping our mission in mind of serving those most in need.

John Earl, Board President

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. as a Chapter 181 of Wisconsin statutes not-for-profit, and an IRS recognized 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, is delighted and pleased to present our Annual Report for the year of 2019. This report is an attempt to express how we strive to achieve our goal to eliminate causes of poverty and reduce individual and family poverty conditions. To accomplish our mission, CWCAC, Inc. provides opportunities through services and programs which assist low-income individuals and families in our five-county district, Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, and Sauk to achieve their goals for self-sufficiency and economic independence. Recognizing that we are reliant on our many collaborative community agencies and all of our agency and program funders, our gratitude is genuinely expressed. CWCAC, Inc. fortunately has a very supportive and energetic Board of Directors representing each of our five counties inspiring management and administration with daily operations. Additionally, we are blessed to have a long-term committed and resolute staff who forge ahead pursuing our purpose. Gratitude is also extended to the tireless and devoted volunteers who are the foundation of 18 food pantries in our system. Especially grateful to the food pantry volunteers are those who depend on their help.

Fred HebertEach year CWCAC, Inc. is required to conduct an annual fiscal and management audit which was conducted by WIPFLI, LLP for 2019. Access to the audit report is available upon request. You are invited to continue reviewing our Annual Report and calls are welcomed along with visiting our office. Every IRS approved 501 (c)(3) charity is required to submit an annual Form 990 which is a financial statement of the agency. If interested in more detailed information, please refer to the IRS website and view this document.

Fred Hebert, Executive Director

CWCAC, Inc. Board of Directors

Represented by:

1 Scott Pease Adams Elected Official
2 Joy Casperson Adams Education Interest Group
3 Sandy Wormet Adams Low-Income Rep
4 Vacant Columbia Low-Income Rep
5 Liz Miller Columbia Elected Official
6 Bob McClyman Columbia Landlord Representation Interest Group
7 Donna Maly Dodge Elected Official
8 Donna Auchue Dodge Low-Income Rep
9 Muriel Harper Dodge Secretary, Volunteerism Interest Group
10 John McGinley Juneau Elected Official
11 David Singer Juneau Treasurer & Low-Income Rep
12 Charlie Krupa Juneau Vice President & Building Interest Group
13 John Earl Sauk Economic Development Interest Group
14 Ross Curry Sauk Low-Income Rep
15 Gaile Burchill Sauk Elected Official


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