Community Impact Fund

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About the Fund

The Community Impact Fund’s Grant Program aims to advance and promote the geographic footprint of CFSW in southern Wisconsin communities by funding large-scale projects, programs or services that have lasting influence. Created to enhance initiatives that impact lives and strengthen communities, The Community Impact Fund Grant Program supports organizations working strategically toward sustainable outcomes.

About our Grants

The Community Impact Fund is an endowment of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. As an endowment, the assets grow over time, while the investment on its principal is used for grant-making. This endowment is a permanent resource that supports causes and organizations across southern Wisconsin. The more the endowment grows, the more grants can be awarded annually.

Recent Grant Awards

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, school or government agency located in the following counties: Rock, Walworth, Green, Grant, Lafayette, Crawford, Vernon, Iowa.

Projects or programs may include services in multi-county/multi-community areas. (Can be services in counties not included in the county list above, but applicant must serve at least one of the counties listed above.)

Projects or programs should serve a life-enhancing and community-strengthening purpose, such as growth or change, and be a result of demonstrated strategic thought and planning.

Grant applications should be written for funding between $5,000-$10,000.

Applications accepted April 5-June1.
Deadline for submission of application: June 1,  11:59 p.m.
Grant awards announced in August.



For a printable flier, click here.

Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: June 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.

Invest In Your Community

Donations to the Community Impact Fund 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.
Community Impact Fund
Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
121 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

Donor Services Representative

Wyatt Jackson, President/CEO
Phone: 608-758-0883

Advisory Board Members

The Fund is advised by a committee of community volunteers who initiate fundraising activities and determine grant awards:

Community Foundation Board of Directors