"Without your support, we literally would not be able to put the wheels in motion."

Sarah Horwath, Rockwell School librarian, thanking the Foundation for helping fund 'Books on Bikes' - an innovative project to keep books and students connected during the summer months.

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The mission of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is to receive donations for educational, cultural, charitable, or benevolent purposes and use them to  benefit our residents and enhance the quality of life in the Fort Atkinson area.


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Latest News

  • Community Grants application deadline coming up on March 15th

    Organizations interested in submitting a grant application to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation are reminded of the upcoming March 15th deadline for requests to be considered at the Foundation’s April 2019 Board of Directors meeting. Should this deadline be missed, the next opportunity to submit an application will be by June 15th to be considered at the Board’s July 2019 meeting. The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation helps to fund projects focused on Read more…

  • Scholarship application deadline approaches

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation reminds the public that applications for 34 of its 38 competitive scholarship programs for the 2019-20 academic year are due by 10 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. Current graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High school, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson may all be eligible, depending upon the criteria attached to each scholarship. To view all the scholarships offered by the Community Foundation and to see Read more…

  • College scholarships available to continuing students

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation offers a number of scholarships for students who are already attending college. Continuing students should visit the Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org, and follow the link to the scholarship pages. Here they can search for scholarships based on whether they are currently an undergraduate or graduate student. There are also scholarships for continuing vocational or technical school students. Some of the scholarships available to continuing students are featured below. For a full list, please Read more…

  • AAUW scholarships for women now available

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that three AAUW scholarships, with awards totaling over $20,000 for the 2019-20 school year, are now available to women who either reside in the Fort Atkinson School District, are employed in Fort Atkinson, or are a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. These three AAUW scholarships - the Second Chance, the Jane Shaw Knox Adopt-a-Student Scholarship, and the Jane Shaw Knox Graduate scholarships – work to provide financial assistance to women at every level of post-secondary education. AAUW’s Second Chance Scholarship is offered to Read more…

  • Sue Johnson joins FACF’s Board of Directors

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Sue Johnson has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. She was nominated by the Fort Atkinson City Council and will be replacing Mary Behling who has completed her term and who will spend 2019 serving the board as past chairman. “Sue will be a valuable addition to this board,” noted 2018 Foundation Chairman Mary Behling. “Her Read more…

  • Angelina Nsibirwa remembered with generous gifts to the Foundation

    The Nsibirwa family of Fort Atkinson recently made two substantial gifts to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation in memory of their daughter, Angelina Nsibirwa. With the first gift, the family opened a designated fund to benefit the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry. This new fund is an endowed, invested fund that will provide long-term, annual financial support to the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry. A second gift was made to the Foundation’s new AAUW Grants for Gals Acorn Fund, a gift that pushed this acorn fund past the $15,000 threshold, allowing it to become a regular, active scholarship fund. Thanks to the Nsibirwas, this fund will soon be making grants to local girls and women to help them take advantage of educational, cultural, leadership or professional advancement opportunities. These two impactful gifts were made in loving memory of Angelina Nsibirwa, a 23-year-old Fort Atkinson graduate who was killed in an early morning car crash while Read more…

  • Apply Now – Scholarships available for graduating seniors at Fort high

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 38 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Eleven of the scholarships that are available to high school graduating seniors, without regard to field of study, are briefly described below. Each scholarship has additional requirements so students are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org. Here students can learn about all the scholarships being Read more…

  • Subject-based scholarships open to FAHS graduating seniors

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 38 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Twelve of these scholarships – those restricted by field of study and available to Fort Atkinson High School graduating seniors - are briefly described below. Where indicated, these field of study scholarships may also be open to former graduates or residents of the Fort Atkinson area. Each scholarship has additional requirements so students are Read more…

  • Scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation has a variety of scholarships opportunities now available to help local undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019-20 schoolyear.
    Each scholarship has distinct eligibility requirements, so students will need to carefully review each one before applying. Brief descriptions of eleven scholarships are provided below. Undergraduate and graduate students may also be eligible for other scholarships, based on their chosen field of study. For more information about these additional scholarships and the scholarships described below, visit www.fortfoundation.org and follow Read more…

  • The Fireside Theatre establishes scholarship fund at Foundation

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is very pleased to announce the opening of a new fund, The Fireside Theatre Scholarship Fund, established by a generous gift from Ryan and Kristi Klopcic, owners of The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson. Ryan and Kristi, both graduates of Fort Atkinson High School, established the fund earlier this year to provide financial assistance to local students and encourage them to pursue studies that support The Fireside Theatre’s mission of hospitality and entertainment. The scholarship is open to Read more…