Wisconsin Rapids, WI (2018)

Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area and the South Wood County YMCA/YWCA

NMTC financing supported a new 90,000 sq. ft. facility located in a severely distressed, non-metro, low income community.


  • NMTC Amount: $18,000,000
  • Total Project Cost: $25,946,627


  • 75 FTE jobs
  • 63 construction jobs
  • 90,000 sq. ft. of real estate


Project Description

NMTC financing supported a new 90,000 sq. ft. facility located in a severely distressed, non-metro, low-income community. This project transformed a functionally obsolete and mostly vacant downtown mall and adjacent parcels into a vibrant, accessible facility convenient to several nearby low-income communities. The new center:

  • Teaches positive character values to youth and teens. Nurtures the potential of kids, promotes healthy living and foster social responsibility.
  • Provides high quality programs and services for health seekers and their families, addressing chronic disease caused by lifestyle choices.
  • Provides a safe, caring environment to build community within an often isolated population.
  • Houses a Healthy Living Incubator for health innovation and a platform in which to reach more individuals (inside and outside of our organization) through new community based health interventions and outreach.
  • Meets the growing physical and social needs of our community. Shares community resources without duplication of services.
  • Addresses a major quality of life indicator for attracting young adults and families to our community.


Address: 601 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Census Tract: 55141011200

Voices from the Community

As the former CEO of the South Wood County YMCA, our community witnessed first hand the power of this program and the catalytic impact it on the overall health and well-being of individuals and the community. It has a been a beacon of hope and shining example of transformative impact and collaboration. Thank you for supporting this program and urge you for continued support. Bret

-Bret Salscheider, YMCA of the Fox Cities, Appleton, Wisconsin

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