"The support the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation provides to students, both in high school and pursuing post-graduate education, is humbling and inspiring."

Sara Rothberger, 2008 FAHS graduate, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and current recipient of two FACF scholarships.

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Mission

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.


 

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Latest News

  • Foundation scholarship awards top $275,000 in 2016

    2016 Meinert Memorial - revIn 2016, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation awarded a record 102 scholarships helping 73 different local students pursue their educational dreams at every level. The total amount awarded was Read more…

  • Fort Atkinson Senior Center gets A-V upgrade

    2016 Senior Center A-V equipment2The Fort Atkinson Senior Center recently installed a state-of-the-art audio-visual system thanks to grants from the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation and the Rotary Club of Fort Atkinson. The project developed by Chris Nye, director of the Senior Center, includes new cordless Read more…

  • Foundation announces grant awards

    Brietzke wetlandCommunity Grants totaling $32,850 were recently awarded by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation at its February 2016 Board of Directors meeting. Recipients of these grants are the Fort Atkinson Senior Center, Luther Elementary School, Project Lead, the Ernie Pope Art Show, and the Read more…

  • Lee Vance leaves enduring gift to Foundation

    It is scholarship season at the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation and hence a perfect time to acknowledge the very generous gift behind the Foundation’s newest scholarship fund. Before her death in August of 2015, Lee Vance worked with her husband, Jim, to plan for a sizable gift from Read more…

  • Scholarship Applications due Monday, Feb. 15th

    All applications for the Foundation's 33 competitive scholarship programs for the 2016-17 academic year are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15th. Current graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High school, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson may all be eligible, depending Read more…

  • Boys & Girls Club receives Foundation grant

    2016 BG Club at BarrieSue Hartwick, program administrator for the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, recently visited the Boys & Girls Club’s Barrie School site to give Club Director Alicia Norris the Foundation’s second installment of their three-year, $60,000 grant that made it possible for the club to expand into Barrie School. With the establishment Read more…

  • Housley appointed to Foundation Board

    Housley headshot smallestThe Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Scott Housley has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. He was nominated by PremierBank and will be replacing W. Phil Niemeyer who has completed his term and who will spend 2016 serving the board as past chairman. “Scott will be a valuable addition to the board,” noted Chairman Dean Brown. “His business acumen and deep knowledge of the community will serve us well.” Housley is a native of the state of Oregon, attending Oregon State University where Read more…

  • AAUW Scholarships offered by Fort Foundation

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce three scholarships being offered by the Fort Atkinson chapter of the American Association of University Women. These three AAUW scholarships - the Second Chance, the Jane Shaw Knox Adopt-a-Student Scholarship, and the Jane Shaw Knox Graduate scholarships – provide financial assistance to women at every level of post-secondary education. All three scholarships are available to women who Read more…

  • Scholarships available to graduating high school seniors

    In May, 2015, Fort Atkinson High School graduating seniors Samantha Schwartz (left) and Caleb Basu (right) were presented with $23,000 Walter and Louise Buell Merit Scholarships by Fort Atkinson Community Foundation chairman W. Phil Niemeyer.The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 32 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Seven of the scholarships that are available to high school graduating seniors, without regard to field of study, are briefly described below. Read more…

  • Foundation’s online scholarship application site now open

    Fort Scholarships Screen Shot2Fort Scholarships – the local, online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation – is now open and accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship season. Local students will find Fort Scholarships to be a very convenient one-stop shop where they can review the eligibility requirements for a whole host of local scholarships and then apply for those for which they qualify. Housed on the site are Read more…