New Glarus Community Foundation

new-glarus-alp-hornsThe New Glarus Community Foundation is a charitable endowment created in 1996 by and for the people of New Glarus. Each year a portion of the Foundation’s earnings are given back to the community in the form of grants supporting the arts, education, health care, youth, elderly programs, the environment, and historic preservation. Since its founding, the New Glarus Community Foundation has given back more than $282,000 to the community.

A volunteer group of New Glarus citizens comprises the Foundation’s advisory board. The board determines grant awards and spearheads the annual Gift of Community celebration and fundraiser.

Family of Funds

The following charitable fund has been established to support the donor’s charitable goals for the community:

  • Dr. Fred W. & Alice J. Kundert Charitable Fund
  • Anonymous II Fund

To Donate

Donations to the New Glarus 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:

New Glarus Community Fund
P.O. Box 733
Monroe, WI 53566

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 awarded in November.

Annual grant application deadline: October 15

Recent Grant Awards

In 2016,  the New Glarus Community Foundation made awards totaling nearly $20,150  for the following projects:

New Glarus Community Fund:

New Glarus EMS – Siren Amplifier
New Glarus Library – Not Your Grandma’s Library
New Glarus Vision – Operation Batting Cage
School District of New Glarus – Wyalusing Bethel Horizons
New Glarus Historical Society – Settler’s Cabin Restoration
New Glarus Fire District – Roof Vent Saw Replacement
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green County – NG School Friends Mentoring
Family Promise of Green County – Gas Cards
Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park – Self-Guided Ecosystem Educational Signs
SWCAP – Green Cares Food Pantry
Village of New Glarus – Dog Park Fencing
Wilhelm Tell Guild – Shooting Barn & Tell Grounds Electrical Repairs & Flagpole

Dr. Fred W. & Alice J Kundert Charitable Fund:

New Glarus Historical Society – Settler’s Cabin Restoration

Anonymous II Fund:

Friends of the Chalet of the Golden Fleece – Restoration/Gutters
New Glarus Vision – Music in the Park
New Glarus Historical Society – Settler’s Cabin Restoration