How to make a gift


At the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, we value all charitable donations, large or small. Your willingness to support your community according to your interests and ability to give is at the heart of our mission to match personal philanthropy to community needs. Any donation to any of our component funds is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. All donations are welcome regardless of size.

You can also make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets, such as real property that will qualify for the maximum tax benefit under state and federal law. Learn about all the Ways to Give, including deferred gifts and/or life income gifts, such stocks, gifts from your IRA, charitable remainder trusts, and more.

Gift Acceptance Policy available upon request. Please email us or call 608-758-0883.

Donate Online

Make an online donation

Click this button to make an immediate gift online. It’s easy and secure!

Note about online donations:

CFSW is charged a 3% processing fee on all transactions. We do not profit from these fees, as they are charged by the banks and credit card companies.

Because we want our donors to be comfortable in their giving strategy, we offer the option of adding the charged fee on to your gift so that 100% of your donation goes to your selected fund. (Not selecting that option results in your fund receiving 3% less than your gift amount.)

To avoid processing fees altogether, learn how to make an offline donation.

Donate Offline

To donate via mail:

If you would prefer to mail your donation, please check the mailing address of the fund by visiting its page on this site. Use the SEARCH button to find the fund. If the fund you wish to support does not have its own page on this site, please indicate which fund you’d like to support and mail your donation to:

Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
P.O. Box 8125
Janesville, WI  54547-8125

To make a gift from your IRA:

Contact your Donor Services Representative or your financial advisor for easy ways to give through your IRA, including required distributions.

To donate stock:

If you plan to make a stock gift, please complete this form and submit it to your broker. Need help? Contact CFSW CEO Wyatt Jackson at (608) 758-0883.

To make a matching gift:

Does your employer offer a matching gift program? If so, please remember to mail us your employer’s matching gift form.

Make a Gift

We support giving of all levels, making your charitable giving meaningful and rewarding. Learn about our giving options or click the button to donate now.

Available grants

Our grant-making program provides opportunities for your organization to receive financial support.

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