Edgerton Community Fund

Edgerton Community Fund

About the Fund

Established in 2001, the Edgerton Community Fund is a permanent financial resource for the Edgerton community and a means for Edgerton supporters to match their philanthropy to community needs. Each year a portion of the Fund’s earnings are given back to the community in the form of grants. The Fund is advised by volunteer board members who take responsibility for fundraising and grant distribution.

About our Grants

Once per year the advisory board awards grants to non-profit organizations, the local school district, and/or local government agencies providing charitable programs or projects serving the good of the community. Grants are presented in November.

Recent Grant Awards

Awarded from the Edgerton Fund:

  • School District of Edgerton

Building the Foundation of Reading with Decodable Texts
               8th Grade Achieve College Campus Tours
               Extend Outdoor Learning
               Microscopes for Science Field Work
               High Interest Books for Classroom Libraries
               Book Promotions 2nd—5th grade
               Bringing Engaging and Academically Accessible Books to Readers

  • Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin — Girls on the Run Programming at Community Elementary School
  • Edgerton Public Library —  Celebrating Sterling North: Walt’s Rascal Bus Tour

Awarded from the Jim “Plugger” Plautz Endowment Fund:

  • City of Edgerton — Edgerton Race Track Park Flag Pole update

Awarded from the Buck Jenkins Fund:

  • Edgerton Hospital Foundation — Hands on Health


2021 Total: $20,150

Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: November 15

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 Edgerton Community 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.
Edgerton Community Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
121 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

Donor Services Representative

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Deedra Williams
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:

Tracy Deavers
Ramona Flanigan
Steve Hein
Tom Purnell
Jann Roethe
Shellie Yahnke