Our Mission

Improving the lives of individuals in the communities we serve through health and education initiatives.

It’s about giving back. From our heart, this foundation was envisioned as an extension of who we are, shaped with a vision of doing wonderful things. We are dedicated to creating opportunities that improve the lives of those in need, those who strive to be better, and those caring individuals who share in our passion and dedication in making the world a better place." The Nelson Family

Every community is different and has unique needs. The Nelson Family Foundation works with trusted partners in our communities to support initiatives and projects that will make a lasting and meaningful impact.

We empower others to participate in bettering their communities – the Nelson Family Foundation matches all funds raised for sponsored partners events dollar for dollar.

A SAFE PLACE

Boys and Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin  is a safe place to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Boys and Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin is a safe place to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

TEACHING INDEPENDENCE

Northwoods of Wisconsin  is dedicated to helping people become and remain independent in their jobs, in their homes, and in the community.

Northwoods of Wisconsin is dedicated to helping people become and remain independent in their jobs, in their homes, and in the community.

FOR COMMUNITIES

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Families in Transition Support Network (FITS) provides school supplies and  nutrition to keep students energized to do their best in academics and active sports.

 

Supporting Education

IN SUPPORT OF WISCONSIN DELLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

One goal of the foundation is supporting education. Todd and Shari have supported local schools in the past by raising money for the music program and setting up scholarships to aid students go to college. The Nelsons have continued this outreach by granting funds to non-profits assisting children in need with clothing, school supplies and food.

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Improving Lives

Kids Ranch, Baraboo, Wisconsin

What makes a child feel safe, confident, loved, and secure? Often it is one caring adult, one person who truly pays attention to who they are and what they need. The loss of a parent, parents’ substance abuse and/or incarceration, divorce, housing insecurity/homelessness, food insecurity, physical and/or sexual abuse are just some of the issues that many of the children who attend Kids Ranch deal with in their daily lives. 

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Teaching Love

children are our future

At three years old, Todd Nelson III, loved getting in on the action, too. He (with just a bit of help from his Mom and Dad) organized a coat drive. Together they collected 53 coats!

Yet the most important outcome, Todd III experienced that helping others feels good.  He'll remember that experience for life.

When each one of us positively impacts a child's unfiltered giving heart at such an early age, imagine what they might grow to be adults.

These qualities are the foundation of the Nelson Family Foundation. Learn about the Nelson Family

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