WPS Community Foundation is a charitable organization providing education and options for renewable energy. Established as a nonprofit educational foundation, this charitable 501(c)3 corporation granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in 1996. The foundation's primary responsibility is administering the SolarWise® for Schools program.
All donations to the SolarWise for Schools program are remitted directly to WPS Community Foundation. These donations are tax-deductible. Solar-electric systems are purchased by WPS Community Foundation and donated to schools immediately after installation. SolarWise for Schools' mission is to:
- Educate students and the public about the benefits of renewable energy
- Expand the use of renewable energy in local communities
- Improve the environment
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is led by Larry Borgard, President; Chuck Cloninger, Vice President; John Wilde, Treasurer; Jodi Caro, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer; Dane Allen, Assistant Secretary; and Bill Laakso, Director.
The board of directors meets annually.