Milton Fund

The Milton Fund was established in 1996 as a means for current and former residents to give back to the community through charitable contributions. Donations to the Milton Fund are placed into a permanent endowment fund. A percentage of the Fund’s earnings are given back to the community annually in the form of grants. Grants are awarded to support historical and environmental preservation, education, health care, youth programs and the elderly. Since its founding, the Milton Fund has given back more than $123,000 to the community. The Fund is advised by community volunteers who initiate fundraising activities and determine grant awards.

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To Donate

Donations to the Milton 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:

Milton 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 and projects serving the good of the community. Grants are awarded in early November.

Annual grant application deadline: March 1

To apply, click here.


Recent Grants, 2017

Milton College Preservation Society Shakespearean Play Revival 1,100.00
Milton Historical Society Civil War Living History Days 1,500.00
Milton United Methodist Church Milton Community Dinner 1,000.00
Northside Intermediate School Yoga Calm 500
Milton High School Milton High School Trades Fair 1,100.00
School District of Milton Live Stream Scoreboard 499
Milton Middle School MMS/MHS Theater 1,500.00
The Gathering Place of Milton, Inc. Concerts in the Park 2,700.00