"I am blessed and honored to come from a city that so highly supports the younger generations and their future studies and ambitions. "

Nicki Smiley, 2013 FAHS graduate, recipient of 4-year Juanita Schreiner Memorial Scholarship, and senior at Kennesaw State University

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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.


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Latest News

  • 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…

  • Feb. 15th Scholarship Deadline Approaches

    The Community Foundation reminds the public that all applications for its 34 competitive scholarship programs for the 2017-18 academic year are due by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Current graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High school, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson may all 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…

  • Hannah Church Scholarship established at Foundation

    A scholarship in memory of Hannah Church will be offered to this year’s graduating class at Fort Atkinson High School. Established at the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation from many memorial gifts made by family and friends, this new scholarship fund will offer Read more…

  • Fort Tree Fund grant announced

    The Community Foundation is happy to announce a grant of $50,000 has been awarded to the City of Fort Atkinson to help the city and the newly-reorganized Beautification Council purchase and plant hundreds of new, large trees in the wake of the emerald ash borer infestation. This is a matching grant so every Read more…

  • Board bids farewell to retiring director, Phil Niemeyer

    At their final meeting in 2016, the Board of Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation said goodbye to retiring director, W. Phil Niemeyer. Niemeyer was appointed to the Foundation board in 2011 and served a five-year term culminating Read more…

  • 2017 Scholarship Season Now Open!

    Fort Scholarships – the local, online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation – is now open and accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship season. Local students will find Read more…

  • Foundation publishes 2015-16 Annual Report

    The Community Foundation's 2015-16 Annual Report is hot off the presses!  Highlights include grant and scholarship distributions totaling $681,691 and the creation of two new scholarship funds - the Make A Difference Scholarship and the Jim and Lee Vance Scholarship funds.  Read the full report here

  • Foundation awards Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarships

    At the August 2016 school board meeting, teachers Aaron Chamberlain and Dean Johnson presented 15 students with the Foundation’s $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship. These stellar students earned this award by Read more…

  • Early Literacy Stations for Public Library

    Thanks to matching grants from the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation and the Friends of the Dwight Foster Public Library, our local library is now offering two new, award-winning Early Literacy Stations to help young learners get ready Read more…