What is Community Impact?

A Committee of TEMPO Waukesha members, led by Board Member Nancy Seidl Nelson, work together to coordinate how TEMPO Waukesha responds to community needs and coordinates charitable contributions for the organization.

A number of years ago, the Board of TEMPO Waukesha established a charitable fund within the Waukesha County Community Foundation. This fund is used to support Waukesha County organizations with small quarterly grants to help them fulfill their mission.  Selected groups are highlighted at our monthly luncheons. Additionally, the TEMPO Board further supports other organizations through event sponsorships, when there is a logical connection between the groups.

TEMPO was able to support The Women's Center of Waukesha as a Bronze Sponsor ($1,000) for their Empower Campaign that replaced their cancelled April event with a grant from our charitable fund.

We are please to support these organizations as needs are growing and look forward to future partnerships.

Eras Senior Network is TEMPO Waukesha's
1st Quarter Charity for 2020



We are pleased to award a grant of $500 to Eras Senior Network of Waukesha.  The mission of Eras Senior Network is to engage and support Waukesha County seniors and adults with disabilities in leading meaningful lives.  The grant will support the Faith in Action Program, which responds to the needs of Waukesha County’s at-risk population of older adults (age 60+) and adults (age 18+) with disabilities.  The program aims to improve their access to health services needed to manage chronic diseases and address age-related disabilities, and address social determinants of health, specifically assistance with activities of daily living such as food pantries and grocery stores, errands for basic needs, socialization, and home safety.

In 2018, this program served 760 Waukesha County seniors and adults with disabilities; more than 75% of these beneficiaries are women. Heather from Eras Senior Network will join us at our January meeting to share more about the program and accept the grant.

2019 – 4th Quarter Charities

As part of our Celebrating Women Leaders event, our two honorees were awarded with $250 to put toward the charity of their choice. 

Kelly Skindzelewski, chose to give to the Women and Girls Fund.

Nancy Seidl Nelson, chose to give to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. 

Previous Community Impact Charities include: