Vision: A Better Fort Atkinson
Mission: Improving the quality of life in Fort Atkinson by inspiring and supporting enduring philanthropy.
Values: We celebrate the generosity of our community. We value being a nimble, responsive organization that helps kind-hearted donors support their passions. We believe in engagement, improvement, integrity, collaboration, lifelong learning, and equal opportunity.
The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation began in 1973 with a gift of $25,000 from a local citizen who wanted to designate the money to benefit a future Fort Atkinson community, whatever that community might look like and need. Inspired by this thoughtful gift, community-minded citizens set up the foundation to be able to accept gifts, like this initial one, intending to enhance the quality of life in Fort Atkinson. Run by a volunteer five-member Board of Directors, the foundation, which now manages assets worth over $27 million, continues to benefit from the forward-thinking generosity of the community it serves.
During our 2018-19 fiscal year, the foundation was able to disburse $594,665 in support of projects and scholarships.