Edgerton Community Fund

Edgerton Community Fund
  • Since its founding in 2001, the Edgerton Community Fund has given back more than $74,000 to the Edgerton community.

Get To Know Us

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.

Learn 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.

Check Out Our Impact: Grant Awards

Awarded from the Jim “Plugger” Plautz Fund:

  • Tri-County Community Center -$1000 for Roller Skating Revamp.

Awarded from the Edgerton Fund:

  • Community & Yahara Elementary School for Sharing Blue Crayon program ($1,500)
  • Edgerton Community Elementary School for:
    • Literacy Learning Baskets ($800)
    • Duffel Bag Project ($2,000)
    • Classroom Library ($500)
  • Edgerton Middle School for:
    • Book Collection for TAG Readers ($532)
    • Harvey/Goudvis Comprehension Toolkit Teacher Pack ($610)
  • Edgerton Public Library for Read, Play, and Learn at Your Library ($730)
  • Friends of Silverwood Park for Summer School Program ($1,000)
  • Sterling North Society for Home and Museum Improvement ($1,000)

2018 Total: $9,600

Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: October 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 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
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Donor Services Representative

Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee
Phone: (608) 314-2667

Advisory Board Members

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

Jen Apfel
Tracy Deavers
Ramona Flanigan
Steve Hein
Wendy Oren
Tom Purnell
Jan Roethe
Shellie Yahnke