"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 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… 

  • Foundation helps fund new Embraced Playground at Jones Park

    01e4cffb190284fa0c2e9bbeea8d0062335eca09c6A special new playground in Jones Park was dedicated on Thursday night, October 15, 2015. Designed expressly for youngsters aged one to five, the new playground was spearheaded by Laura Becker and the Embraced organization to be a visual focal point and support for those families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. As part of the evening dedication, a candlelight vigil was held in honor of national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The Foundation was pleased to award Embraced a matching grant of $10,000 to Read more… 

  • 2015 Karrels Computer Science Scholarship recipients

    Fourteen students from Fort Atkinson High School were awarded a $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship at the August 2015 School Board meeting.  They are, pictured above left to right: Front row - Computer Science teacher Aaron Chamberlain, recipients Megan Charland, Evalise Yang, Mikaela Stelse, and Anna Compas, and math teacher Dean Johnson.  Back row - Scholarship benefactor Ed Karrels, recipients Zavery Dickson, Kyle Harker, Alex Johnson, Brett Koenig, Jonah Cartwright, and Harry Bos.  Not pictured are Tyler Ault, Alec Redenbaugh, Nikolai Vechinsky, and Mary Wilson. - Photo by Daily Union reporter Randall Dullum.FACF is proud to announce that 14 Fort Atkinson High School students were awarded the Foundation's $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship at the August 2015 School Board meeting. They earned this award by successfully completing the computer science AP class at Fort Atkinson High School and also by passing the computer science AP test with a score of 3, 4, or 5. Read more…