Mission & Overview


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.


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 $25 million, continues to benefit from the forward-thinking generosity of the community it serves.

During our 2017-18 fiscal year, the foundation was able to disburse $662,568 in support of projects and scholarships.