The Foundation’s past work has been focused on assisting children, people with disabilities, and on improving arts and cultural opportunities in the community at large.

WEL Foundation has proudly created, funded, or contributed to the following projects:

  • Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention Program
  • After School Program for Children with Autism
  • Sally’s Dream: A Playground for all Children at Thomas Bull Memorial Park
  • The Interactive Museum
  • YWCA of Middletown
  • Kaplan Family Hospice Center Wing
  • Suicide Hotline of Orange County Mental Health
  • Safe Homes of Orange County
  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
  • Tuscaloosa Tornado Rebuilding Effort
  • And many more!

If you are a representative from a local school and are interested in the Foundation’s Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention Program, please contact us to discuss ways we can collaborate to make a difference for our community.

To apply for a WEL Foundation grant of funding, visit the Apply for Funding page.

“We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.”
Sir Winston Churchill


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.