Community Fund Grant Guidelines and Application

Are You Eligible for a Community Fund Grant? Check the following:

  • Applications are considered for projects or programs that provide a direct benefit to the people of a respective community as defined by the school district boundary.
  • The applicant should be a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
    • If you are not a 501(c)3 but believe your program has a charitable purpose, contact Lindsey Hulstrom, grant and scholarship manager, at (608) 758-0883, (800) 995-2379 or lindsey@cfsw.org.
    • Individuals are not eligible for community fund grants.
  • For details on priority areas of funding and potential grant award amounts, contact the respective donor services representative listed below.

Preparing for the Grant Application

Community fund grant applicants are encouraged to start gathering information for the next grant cycle long before the application deadline.  Below is a list of items that you will need to complete the application:

  • Organization’s Federal ID number
  • Copy of organization’s 990 for the most recent year.
  • Copy of organization’s actual income and expense statements for current fiscal year.
  • Background information on the applicant organization including date established, number of full-time employees, number of regular volunteers, description of mission, population served and principal geographic area.
  • Fiscal information on the applicant organization including dates of fiscal year, amount of endowment or reserve funds, total operating expenses for past fiscal year, and current year budget.
  • Your board’s approval of the project request
  • Your board’s approval of an equal opportunity employment policy for your organization
  • Detailed project budget
  • Full description of the project including identification of the problem or need that the project addresses, the project goals, the audience served, the geographical location served, and other sources of support.

How to Submit an Application:

  1. Click on the application form below associated with the Fund to which you wish to apply. Clicking on the Fund Name will link you to a page with more information about that Fund.
  2. Complete the form online and then print it out. You may save the digital copy to work on in stages.
  3. After printing the completed application, obtain the required signature(s) and required attachments.
  4. Submit the original and a copy plus documentation to the mailing address affiliated with your specific community fund by the deadline date.
    • ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE OFFICE LISTED BELOW BY 4:00 PM ON THE DEADLINE DATE.
    • If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.
    • No submissions via email or fax will be accepted.

     

List of available funds:

Fund name Deadline 2014 Award Announcement Contact Forms Mail application to:
Argyle Community Fund Oct. 1  TBD Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
Benton Community Fund July 1  TBD Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund April 1  TBD Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
Crawford County Community Fund Oct. 11  TBD Barb Daus Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Darlington Area Community Fund April 1  mid-May Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
Edgerton Community Fund Oct. 1  Early November Jane Maldonis Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Elkhorn Fund Oct. 1  TBD Jane Maldonis Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Evansville Fund Oct. 1  Early November Jane Maldonis Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Lancaster Community Fund May 1  TBD Barb Daus Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Milton Fund TBD  TBD Jane Maldonis Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Monroe Fund April 15  June 10 Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
New Glarus Community Foundation Oct. 8  TBD Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
Platteville Community Fund April 15/Sept. 20  TBD Barb Daus Application 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548-3838
Shullsburg Fund TBD  TBD Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733
South Wayne Area Community Fund April 1  TBD Linda Gebhardt Application P.O. Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566-0733