Elkhorn Fund

The Elkhorn Fund

About the Fund

The Elkhorn Fund was established in 2007 as a means for current and former residents to give back to the community through charitable contributions. Donations to the Elkhorn Fund are placed into a permanent endowment fund. A percentage of the Fund’s earnings are given back to the community annually in the form of grants to Elkhorn-area non-profit organizations.

Grants are awarded to support historical and environmental preservation, education, health care, youth programs and the elderly. The Fund is advised by a board of community volunteers who initiate fundraising activities and determine grant awards.

Family of Funds

The following charitable funds have been established by individuals and organizations to support their charitable goals for the community:

  • Lori Genske Fund

About our Grants

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

Recent Grant Awards

Congratulations to our 2021 grant recipients!

  • Elkhorn Area School District, Safe swim lessons
  • Hope Now, Inc., Transportation Assistance
  • Jackson Elementary PTA, Family Fun Night Dinners
  • Rotary Club of Elkhorn Foundation, Operation Warm
  • The Walworth County Food Pantry Inc., Women’s Health and Hygiene Project (Karing Kits)
  • Tree House Child and Family Center Inc., Linda Priebe Trauma Education and Advocacy Series
  • Walworth County Agricultural Society, Inc.,  Barnyard Adventure Agriculture Education Gardens
  • West Side Elementary PTA,  “Be My Best” Books

GRANT TOTAL 2021: $11,820

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 Elkhorn 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.
The Elkhorn 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:

Kate Abbe (co-chair)
Ellen Holly (co-chair)
Jon Anzalone
Chris Clapper
Robert Handel
John Henderson
Susan Leibsle
Ken Meinel