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Community Enhancement Fund

Grants to Southern Wisconsin Nonprofits
to Meet Local Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin (CFSW)

Deadline Date:

09/01/18 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Southern Wisconsin nonprofit organizations to benefit communities in Iowa, Green, Grant, Rock, Lafayette, Vermont, Sauk, Rock, and Walworth Counties. Funding is intended to support projects that provide practical solutions meeting current needs in these communities.

The Foundation favors projects that promote cooperation and collaboration between agencies, promote volunteer involvement, strengthen an organization’s effectiveness and stability, or address prevention as well as intervention.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173795

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average grant awards from the Community Enhancement Fund are between $500 and $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are offered to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

The applicant must be a charitable nonprofit organization with a project or program that relates to the Fund’s mission.

Community Enhancement Fund eligible applicants are charitable nonprofit organizations in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Vernon and Walworth Counties that do not have access to grant dollars from a CFSW community fund.

The Community Foundation cannot award grants to individuals.

Grant requests for endowment funds will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant application deadline for the Community Enhancement Fund is September 1. The awards will be announced in late October.

Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail message confirming that the Foundation has received your application. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the due date. All applicants are encouraged to submit early.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Lannie Troon, Grant & Gift Manager/Administrative Assistant
Janesville office
Work Phone: (608) 758-0883
Work Email:

Linda Gebhardt, Donor Services Representative
Green and Lafayette Counties
Work Phone: (608) 328-4060
Work Email:

Barb Daus, Donor Services Representative,
Southwest Wisconsin
Work Phone: (608) 778-3344
Work Email:

Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548-3838

(608) 758-0883 / (800) 995-2379

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, and Walworth Counties