Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation

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Get To Know Us

The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund (IGEF) provides private resources for the support the Iowa-Grant School District. Grants from IGEF to the Iowa-Grant School District support innovative and creative educational programming outside of the boundaries of the school district budget. The Foundation also provides scholarships to graduating seniors.

The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation was conceived in 1999 and affiliated with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin in 2000. IGEF is thankful for the many donations received from community members, IG alumni and friends, businesses and organization. IGEF is led by a board of Iowa-Grant area citizens operating independently of the school district. The volunteer board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual grant and scholarship awards.

Visit the IGEF home page for more information

Endowment Funds that are a part of the Iowa Grant Educational Foundation and Excellence in Education Fund

Merlyn, Lorraine, Bruce and Loralee Fritsch Excellence in Education Fund
Established in 2022, this endowment fund was created in honor of Lorraine Fritsch and her son, Bruce Fritsch and in memory of Lorraine’s husband, Merlyn Fritsch, and Bruce’s wife, Loralee Fritsch, who was a Home Economics teacher at Iowa-Grant High School from 1976 to 2007. Grants from the fund provide support for projects and programs that are underfunded or create funding opportunities for programs that do not have taxpayer support, enhancing the education of students in the Iowa-Grant School District.

The Marge and Clyde Wagner Excellence in Education Endowment Fund
This endowment fund was created in memory of Marge and Clyde Wagner in 2019 to provide funding for agriculture-related educational opportunities, projects and programs serving the students of the Iowa-Grant School District.

The Rewey Alumni Association Excellence in Education Endowment Fund
Established in 2020 by the Rewey Alumni Association, grants from the fund provide support for projects and programs that are underfunded or create funding opportunities for programs that do not have taxpayer support, enhancing the education of students in the Iowa-Grant School District.

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.

Grants are made for innovative and creative projects that enhance the Panther community as proposed by faculty, staff, administrators, and/or students.

The Impact of the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation

Iowa-Grant School District

    • Kindergarten Egg-cellent Learning Opportunity
    • Making Bright Futures “Paws”-ible Reusable Mugs

2021 Total: $1,151.96

Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: October 1 and March 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 Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation 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.
Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Fund
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 81
Platteville, WI 53818-0081

Donor Services Representative

Dave
Dave Murphy
Phone: (608) 758-0883 ext. 7010

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:

Rachel Zimmer, Chair
Fred Skaife, Vice Chair
Judy Belken, Secretary
Peggy Biddick
Connie Gard
Ron Haas
Dave Kalish
Vicki Langfoss
Sheri Springer
Kris Spurley, Iowa-Grant School Board Rep
Michael Shimshak, Iowa-Grant District Administrator