"This kind of support from a community foundation is rare and wonderful. It's a big part of what makes Fort Atkinson a special place to call home."

John Kleinschmidt, graduate student in Yale University's School of Architecture and current recipient of a Walter and Louise Buell Graduate Scholarship

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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.


Want to Apply for a Grant?

First review the guidelines here.

If you think your organization and project would qualify, please contact Sue Hartwick, program administrator, at (920) 563-3210 or via email at facf@fortfoundation.org, in order to request an application.


Latest News

  • Wallace joins Foundation board

    Wallace headshot 2 The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Kristin Wallace has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. She was nominated by the Fort … Read more… 

  • Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

    Fort Scholarships – the online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation – is now open and accepting applications for the 2015 scholarship season. Local stude… Read more… 

  • Foundation awards Karrels Scholarships

    Ed Karrels recipients The Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation are pleased to announce that nine Fort Atkinson students have earned $1,000 Ed Karrels Computer Science Scholarships to help them finance their … Read more… 

  • New Trailway Park opens

    2014 Trailways Park collage A Foundation grant of $15,000 helped the members of Project Lead develop a new 1.27 acre Trailway Park in the city’s Koshkonong Estates subdivision.  The City of Fort Atkinson had the land set aside f… Read more… 

  • Foundation awards 2014-15 scholarships

    2014 Buell Merit awardees This spring, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation awarded $230,000 in scholarships to 59 Fort Atkinson graduates and residents for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Students earning financial suppor… Read more… 

  • Foundation grant supports archery club

    2013 - $4,807 grant to purchase equipment for Middle School Archery Club Students in the Fort Atkinson Middle School Archery Club are pictured here getting ready for an upcoming home competition this spring.  The club, which began last year with a handful of students, has … Read more…