Janesville Education Foundation

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Get To Know Us

The Janesville Education Foundation (JEF) is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to raise funds, make grants and support educational opportunities for the children who attend Janesville public schools.

Incorporated in 1983, JEF is supported by gifts from individuals and businesses. JEF makes grants to Janesville public schools primarily for proposals that show promise of enriching the classroom curriculum through innovation.

We want every student to have the opportunity to succeed and become the best in whatever field they choose to pursue.

The JEF Fund is led by an advisory board composed of community volunteers. The advisory board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual grant awards.

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.

JEF has a special interest in pilot projects, model programs, and experimental efforts which actively involve students and eventually can be continued through other funding sources. To receive funding, programs must demonstrate need and potential for effectiveness and impact.PLEASE NOTE: requests for Chromebooks, Ipads, Tablets, Notebooks, Laptops, Subscriptions, or Field Trip Transportation will NOT be considered.

The Impact of the Janesville Education Foundation

School District of Janesville

  • Get Glowing with Math
  • Books for the Music Classroom
  • Audiation Amplification: A portable sound system for Marshall band students
  • Experimenting with Simple Machines
  • Get Students Reading
  • A, BEE, C’s of Coding & Learning
  • High Interest – Low Reading Level Books and Workbooks
  • Spike Prime for Learning Time
  • Finding Your Place: The Necessity of Books with Diverse/ Multicultural Perspectives to Build Empathy
  • Tools to succeed

Total Spring 2022: $8,265.57

Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: November 1 & 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 Janesville Education 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.
Janesville Education Foundation Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
121 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

Donor Services Representative

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DeeDee Williams
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:

Sandra Ardrey
Roberta Blazkowski
Renee Dooman
Cory Gander
Kathleen Hudy
Pat Sitorius
GeeGee Jannene
David Miser
Bill Murphy
Camilla Owen
Andy Paull