How We Can Help

The Foundation assists the development of historic sites for non-profit organizations in small towns and cities in the eight states of the Midwest (WI, MN, IA, MO, IL, IN, OH, MI).


The Jeffris Family Foundation was established in 1979 by Bruce and Eleanor Jeffris, and their son Tom. Bruce Jeffris was born of a pioneer family that immigrated to Wisconsin from Kentucky in the 1840’s.

Mission & Values

To preserve the cultural history and heritage of the Midwest through the preservation of regionally and nationally important historic buildings and decorative arts projects.