Edgerton Community Fund

Established in 2001, the Edgerton Community Fund is a permanent financial resource for the Edgerton community and a means for Edgerton supporters to match their philanthropy to community needs. Each year a portion of the Fund’s earnings are given back to the community in the form of grants. Since its founding, the Fund has given back more than $74,000 to the Edgerton community. The Fund is advised by volunteer board members who take responsibility for fundraising and grant distribution.

To Donate

Donations to the Edgerton Community Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Give Now online or mail a check to the following:

Edgerton Community Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Visit the Ways to Give section of this website for information on planning your gift.


Once per year the advisory board awards grants to non-profit organizations, the local school district, and/or local government agencies providing charitable programs or projects serving the good of the community. Grants are presented in November.

Annual grant application deadline: October 1.


Recent grants:

In celebration of 17 years of building local philanthropy, the Edgerton Fund recently awarded grants totaling more than $9,600 in 2018.

The Jim “Plugger” Plautz Fund: Tri-County Community Center -$1000 for Roller Skating Revamp.

Awarded from the Edgerton Fund:

Community & Yahara Elementary School-$1,500 for Sharing Blue Crayon program
Edgerton Community Elementary School-$800 for Literacy Learning Baskets
Edgerton Community Elementary School-$2,000 for Duffel Bag Project
Edgerton Community Elementary School-$500 for Classroom Library
Edgerton Middle School-$532 for Book Collection for TAG Readers
Edgerton Middle School-$610 for Harvey/Goudvis Comprehension Toolkit Teacher Pack
Edgerton Public Library-$730 for Read, Play, and Learn at Your Library
Friends of Silverwood Park-$1,000 Summer School Program
Sterling North Society-$1,000 for Home and Museum Improvement