Don Hawkins Community Oak Savanna Endowment EIE

Get To Know Us

The purpose of this Fund is to receive and accept donations by area citizens to support the oak savannas associated with Mineral Point, Wisconsin schools specifically in support of enhancing the natural spaces to make them user friendly outdoor classrooms and to encourage students and others to interact with the natural environment.


Learn About Our EIE Grants

Gifts to Excellence in Education funds are an investment in quality education for today’s students and future generations. Private resources allow for educational programming not typically funded by tax dollars.

Your gift can be a lasting and meaningful way of recognizing a special person or event in the life of your family, organization or business, or as a statement that you value education today and into the future. Donations to any EIE Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible.

ELIGIBILITYApplications are accepted annually and should address/involve one or more of the following criteria:— Encourage students and community members to spend time in the savannas experiencing nature, what Mr. Hawkins called “Vitamin N” — Provide opportunities for people to learn about the native plants and animals of Wisconsin — Emphasize the importance of conservation and responsible land stewardship — Provide hands-on learning activities in the savannas — Increase the community’s awareness of the savannas and encourage the spirit of volunteerism — Promote activities across age groups that capture the spirit that existed in a one room school house –Encourage continuous improvement, experimentation and innovation in savanna-related programming, activities, and events.

The Impact of the Don Hawkins Community Oak Savanna Endowment EIE

Watch here for updates on grants awarded!

Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: April 1

Grant Guidelines

Tips and tools for you to use as you prepare your application. Print out this PDF as you prepare your grant for a quick checklist of your progress.

Give the Gift of Education

Donations to the Don Hawkins Community Oak Savanna Endowment EIE are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible. Mail a check to this address, or click the button to donate online.
Don Hawkins Community Oak Savanna Endowmentt Excellence in Education Fund
Gift Processing Center
121 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

Donor Services Representative

Dave Murphy
Phone: (608) 758-0883

Advisory Board Members

The Fund is advised by a committee of community volunteers who serve independently of the school district. The advisory board initiates fundraising activities and determines annual grant awards:

To be announced.