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 your organization is not a 501(c)3 but you believe your program has a charitable purpose, contact Lindsey Hulstrom, grant and scholarship manager, at 608.758.0883608.758.0883 or 800.995.2379800.995.2379 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 in the sidebar to the right of this page.

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. The Community Foundation has a NEW online grant application process! We hope you find this easy to use. Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail message confirming that we have received your application.
    • ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4:00 PM ON THE DEADLINE DATE.
    • No submissions via mail, e-mail or fax will be accepted.

Fund Name

 Application Due Date

Application Form

South Wayne Area Community Fund  April 1  Application form
Darlington Area Community Fund  April 1  Application form
Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund  April 1   Application form
Monroe Fund  April 15   Application form
Platteville Community Fund  April 15 & September 15   Application form
Lancaster Community Fund  May 1  Application form
Shullsburg Community Fund  May 12   Application form
Benton Community Fund  July 1   Application form
Elkhorn Fund  September 15   Application form
Milton Fund  September 15   Application form
Argyle Community Fund  October 1   Application form
Edgerton Community Fund  October 1   Application form
Evansville Fund  October 1   Application form
New Glarus Community Fund  October 10  Application form
Crawford County Community Fund  October 15  Application form