Organizations interested in submitting a grant application to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation are reminded of the upcoming December 31st deadline for requests to be considered at the Foundation’s February 2024 Board of Directors meeting. Should this deadline be missed, the next opportunity to submit an application will be by March 15th to be considered at the Board’s April 2024 meeting.
The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation helps to fund projects focused on improving the general quality of life in Fort Atkinson. Grants are generally made only to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal taxation and not to individuals. Organizations from outside of the Fort Atkinson area may request grants but grant proceeds must directly benefit the Fort Atkinson community.
The Community Foundation looks for creative or innovative projects and programs that address community needs, and where a moderate amount of grant money can produce a significant result. In the past, the Foundation has awarded grants in program areas such as social services, the arts, education, beautification, recreation, and community development. Grants will usually be awarded only for the accomplishment of a definite purpose within a specified time period, and not for ongoing operations.
The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, consisting of five community leaders who serve without pay, evaluates each grant application. In 2024, the Board of Directors is comprised of Chairman Sally Koehler, Vice-Chairman Lisa Caras, Treasurer Jim Schulenburg, Secretary Bonnie Geyer, and director Robert Cassiday. Joining the five voting members is past-chairman Sue Johnson.
Grant guidelines and application forms are available by contacting Sue Hartwick, FACF’s Executive Director of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, at 563-3210 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.fortfoundation.org.