Apply for Funding

The WEL Foundation was established to promote, further, and support select charitable activities by providing financial assistance to individuals, institutions, and organizations.  The Foundation’s past work has been focused on assisting children, persons with disabilities, and on improving arts and cultural opportunities.

For individuals and families, criteria may include demonstrating economic hardship.  For organizations, criteria may include demonstrating a financial need for funding in order to engage in meaningful endeavors that would benefit the community.

Click here to request an application for charitable funding.


The Walter and Edward Luedke Foundation (WEL FOUNDATION) is a corporation pursuant to section 42 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, State of New York. The WEL Foundation is a New York State approved 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation. The Foundation was established to promote, further, and support selected charitable activities through grants, funding, and financial assistance to various individuals, institutions, and organizations.