Evansville Fund

The Evansville Fund
  • Since its founding in 1996, the Evansville Fund, together with the Evansville Family of Funds, has given back more than $145,000 to the community.

Get To Know Us

Founded in 1996, the Evansville Fund is a permanent, charitable endowment created to support the community of Evansville. The Fund gives back a portion of its annual earnings in the form of grants to support the arts, education, health and human services and historic preservation. A volunteer board takes responsibility for fundraising activities and determines grant distributions.

Family of Funds

The charitable funds shown on the Evansville Fund Family Tree have been established by individuals and organizations to support their charitable goals for the community:

  • Dr. Roger & Elizabeth Gray Fund
  • Alvin & Dorothy Helgesen Family Fund
  • Millie Tait Charitable Fund
  • Richard & Elaine Strassburg Fund
  • Clifford & Jeanette Fellows Fund
  • E. Susan Eager Fund
  • Leonard P. Eager Fund
  • Robert J. & Janet L. Petterson Family Fund
  • Anonymous
  • Meals on Wheels Fund (MOW)
  • Carolyn Butts Family Fund

Learn About Our Grants

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

Check Out Our Impact: Grant Awards

  • Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties – Snackpackers $2,000
  • Creekside Place Inc. – Technology Upgrade $1,800
  • Evansville Community Partnership – Watering Rig $475
  • Evansville Community School District – Update Sensory Room $1,100
  • Evansville Community School District – Playground Possibilities $1,000
  • Evansville Community School District – Annual 8th grade music field trip $1,590
  • Evansville Community School District – Coding for Ozobots 2nd grade $1,200
  • Evansville Community School District – Hooked on Historical Series $1070.23
  • Evansville Community School District – 7th grade Courage Retreat $1943.50
  • Evansville Community School District – Middle School Robotics Club $350
  • Evansville Ecumenical Care Closet Ltd – Thanksgiving Dinner 2019 $2,250

2019 Total: $14,778.73

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

Donor Services Representative

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Paula Nicholson
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:

Carolyn Butts
Christia Hunt
Simone Jeans
Jeanette Jones
Nancy Nelson
Mark Schwartz
Josh Tregoning
Sue Wilbur
Doug Zblewski