"I feel very blessed to have grown up in Fort Atkinson where the community is so supportive of education and invests in our future."

Leah (Dahl) O’Connell, 2010 Fort graduate pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at University of South Florida, and 2017 recipient of a Juanita Schreiner Memorial and a Walter & Louise Buell Graduate Scholarship.

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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

  • New Scholarship in memory of teacher David Veith

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of a new scholarship fund to its portfolio. The David F. Veith Memorial Scholarship Fund, opened in memory of former Fort Atkinson High School teacher David Veith, will be offering a new Veith Performing Arts Scholarship to Read more…

  • Scholarship applications now being accepted for 2018 scholarship season

    Fort Scholarships, the online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, is now open and accepting applications for the 2018 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…

  • Foundation to bestow Making Fort Special awards on Mode and Winn

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Steve Mode and Joel Winn are the first recipients of the Foundation’s inaugural Making Fort Special Award. The two men will be feted at a special Read more…

  • Ten students earn Buell Graduate Scholarships

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation recently awarded Walter and Louise Buell Graduate Scholarships, totaling $16,000, to ten Fort Atkinson students. These scholarships are possible thanks to Louise Buell who Read more…

  • Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation recently awarded three Ralph and Clara Rutledge Memorial Scholarships, totaling $6,500, to former Fort Atkinson High School graduates Eric Bender, Olivia Hartwick and Myles Gasper. Ralph and Clara Rutledge were Read more…

  • Harrison Scholarship awarded to Congdon

    The Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation have awarded a $2,000 Eileen Harrison Education Scholarship to Devin Congdon. A 2010 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Congdon earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2014. For two years following graduation, she Read more…

  • Gasper awarded Knapp Scholarship

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation has awarded a $2,500 Robert C. and Judith L. Knapp Scholarship to Myles Gasper. Gasper, a 2011 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, recently earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from Read more…

  • Four students earn Vance Scholarships

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to four local students from its Jim and Lee Vance Scholarship Fund. The Vance Scholarship Fund was established at the Foundation in 2015 thanks to a sizable bequest from the estate of the late Lee Vance. Working with her husband, Jim, Lee had planned Read more…

  • Dr. Michael Bender joins Foundation Board

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Bender has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. He was nominated by the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce and will be replacing Read more…

  • Foundation receives Deets Memorial Gift

    The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation gratefully announces receipt of a gift made by the family of Corliss Deets in memory of the former Barrie School principal. The memorial gift of $1,500 was directed by the family to Read more…