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WaterStone Bank established the WaterStone Bank Foundation with the Waukesha County Community Foundation in 2002 in order to ensure the bank’s ability to continually give back to the communities in which we serve.

Strengthening our bonds with our communities is consistent with our corporate mission to serve our communities by providing an unparalleled banking experience for our customers, excellent advancement opportunities for our employees and outstanding value for our shareholders. Charitable giving not only helps us achieve this mission, but also allows us to be a good corporate citizen and neighbor.

$725,889 in donations, 635+ employee volunteer hours, 250 organizations served in 2023 by WaterStone Bank


General Request Guidelines

The WaterStone Bank Foundation reviews requests on a monthly basis and is comprised of employees from various departments within the bank.

While we would like to donate to every worthy cause in our community, we have concentrated our philanthropic efforts to the four core giving categories below. In addition, all applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines to make your request as effective as possible.

Donation Request Criteria

  • Must be made by a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit
  • Completed via the Digital Donation Request Form below
  • Submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to your event date 
  • Located within our community footprint
  • Sponsor recognition is provided
  • At least one of our core giving categories is supported

Core Giving Categories

Each year, the WaterStone Bank Foundation receives a large number of charitable donation requests from nonprofit organizations. In order to concentrate our charitable giving intiatives, the WaterStone Bank Foundation identified four target areas for its grants: Education, Women & Children, Community Development, and Veteran's Initiatives. Read more about each category below. 




The Education category includes nonprofit organizations such as schools, school programs, educational foundations, scholarship programs, libraries and literacy programs and financial literacy initiatives.

Women and Children

Nonprofit organizations that benefit women's initiatives and any initiatives that do not fall under the education category that benefit children under the age of 18. 

women and children

Community Development

Community Development

Nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the broad community through low-income housing programs, economic and business development organizations, civic celebrations and events, scouting groups, youth programs and zoological societies. 


Veterans Initiatives

Nonprofit organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area that provide services to those who are military veterans.

Veteran Initiatives

To submit a sponsorship request, fill out the donation request form above.

Contact WaterStone Bank's Marketing department at foundation@wsbonline.com or 414.459.4180.

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