Organizations interested in submitting a Community Grant application to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation are reminded of the upcoming June 15th deadline for requests to be considered at the Foundation’s July Board of Directors meeting. Should this deadline be missed, the next opportunity to submit an application will be by September 15th to be considered at the Board’s October meeting.
The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation’s Community Grants program helps to fund projects focused on improving the general quality of life in Fort Atkinson. In particular, the Foundation looks for creative or innovative projects and programs that address community needs. In the past, the Foundation has awarded grants in program areas such as social services, the arts, education, beautification, recreation, and community development.
Community Grants will usually be awarded only for the accomplishment of a definite project within a specified time, and not for ongoing operations. A complete description of the Community Grant guidelines are available at www.fortfoundation.org.
The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, consisting of five community leaders who serve without pay, evaluates each grant application. In 2021, the Board of Directors is comprised of Chairman Mike Bender, Vice-Chairman Loren Gray, Treasurer Sue Johnson, Secretary Sally Koehler, and director Lisa Caras. Joining the five voting members are past-chairman Scott Housley and legal counsel James Vance.
Grant guidelines and application forms are available by contacting Sue Hartwick, executive director for the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, at 563-3210 (office), or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.