Evansville Fund

The Evansville Fund

About the Fund

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
  • Dorothy & Alvin Helgesen Family Fund, of the Evansville 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
  • Alan & Diana Eager Fund, of the Evansville Fund
  • Finfrock Fund, of the Evansville Fund
  • Gordon, Barb & Kelly Andrew Fund
  • Hartje Fund, of the Evansville Fund
  • Paul & Barbara George Family Fund, of the Evansville Fund
  • William C. & Thea Brunsell Fund for Elementary Education
  • Meals on Wheels Fund (MOW)
  • Carolyn Butts Family Fund

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.

Recent Grant Awards

  • City of Evansville EMS – Advanced Training Equipment
  • City of Evansville – Aquatic Center
  • City of Evansville – Mural project
  • Community Action, Inc., AWARE Snackpackers
  • Creekside Place Inc., – Promote the Arts Project
  • Ecumenical CARE Closet – Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Evansville Grove Society – Roof Repair
  • Evansville School District – High School Science Lab, Collaborative Tabletop

2023 Total: $39,000

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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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:

Jamie Cornwell
Christia Hunt
Dawson Kopf
Jason Sergeant
Mark Schwartz
Hannah Thompson
Josh Tregoning
Katelyn Wendt
Doug Zblewski