Monroe Fund

The Monroe Fund is a permanent endowment fund established by current and former residents in 1996. The Fund provides a means for Monroe supporters to match their philanthropy to the needs of the community.

Each year the Fund gives a percentage of its earnings back to the community in the form of grants that enhance the area’s quality of life. Since its founding, the Monroe Fund, combined with the Monroe Family of Funds, has made more than $500,000 in community grants.

The Fund is advised by a board of citizen volunteers who initiate fundraising activities and determine grant awards.

Family of Funds

The following charitable funds have been established by individuals and organizations to support their charitable goals for the community:

  • Dr. Fred W. & Alice J. Kundert Charitable Fund
  • Jane Lysaght Memorial Fund
  • Monroe Farmers Market Coupon Program
  • Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund
  • Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation

To Donate

Donations to the Monroe 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:

Monroe Fund
P.O. Box 733
Monroe, WI 53566

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

Grants

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

Annual grant application deadline: April 15

Recent Grant Awards

In 2016, 29 grants totaling more than $45,000 were awarded to non-profit organizations serving the needs of the Monroe area:

Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund

Big Brother / Big Sisters of Green County, Inc. – School Based Mentoring
City of Monroe – Behring Senior Center – Downstairs Dining Center Sound System
Fowler Free Dental Clinic – Workstations
Family Promise of Green County– Client Transportation
Monroe Clinic – Parish Nurse – Care of the Elderly
Main Street Monroe – Farmer’s Market Music & Senior Citizen Night at Concert

Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation

Green County Historical Society –Diamond Light Windows
Monroe Arts Center – Restoration of Church Lower Level

Dr. Fred W. & Alice J Kundert Charitable Fund

Everyone Needs a Home – Pet Food Pantry

Robert B Olson Investment Fund for Monroe High School

School District of Monroe – Fab Lab
Green County Veteran’s Park – Mounting Huey Helicopter at the Park

Monroe Fund

Everyone Needs a Home – Pet Food Pantry
Green County YMCA, Inc. – Portable Swim Station
Green County Human Services – Respite Care Program
Green County Human Services – Green County Nutrition Program – Home Delivered Meals
Green Haven Family Advocates – Facility Repair of Confidentiality Fence
Monroe Arts Center, Inc. – Performances in the School
Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation – Hospice Home
National Historic Cheese making Center – Repaint Historic Ribsider Caboose
Noah’s Ark Preschool & Childcare – Technology in the Classroom
Rainbow Childcare of Monroe, Inc. – Playground Improvements
Tylers Team Foundation – Book Donations for Local Elementary Schools
Green County Veteran’s Park – Mounting Huey Helicopter at the Park
Monroe Clinic – Parish Nurse – Caring for the Elderly

Thomas F Campion Charitable Fund

Monroe Park & Rec – Special Needs Playground & Enrichment Program
Jacob’s SWAG – Buddy Bench for Recreation Park Swimming Pool
Monroe High School – Project STRIVE
Monroe Schools – BLC Breakfast Program
Monroe Schools – Buddy Backpack Program