Monroe Fund

The Monroe Fund
  • Since its founding, the Monroe Fund, combined with the Monroe Family of Funds, has made more than $548,000 in community grants.

Get To Know Us

The Monroe Fund is a permanent endowment fund established by current and former residents in 1996. The Fund provides a means for Monroe supporters to match their philanthropy to the needs of the community.

Each year the Fund gives a percentage of its earnings back to the community in the form of grants that enhance the area’s quality of life.

The Monroe Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.

Family of Funds

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

  • Dr. Fred W. & Alice J. Kundert Charitable Fund
  • Jane Lysaght Memorial Fund
  • Monroe Farmers Market Coupon Program
  • Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund
  • Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation

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 projects or programs serving the good of the community. Grants are awarded in June.

Check Out Our Impact: Grant Awards

Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund

  • Green County Veterans Memorial Park Fund — Star of Honor
  • Main Street Monroe — New Look For Christmas
  • Monroe Parks & Rec. Department — Fireworks Grant

Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation

  • Green County Historical Society — Chimney removal, soffit repair
  • National Historic Cheesemaking Center Inc.
    • Floor refinishing of Green Co. Welcome Center
    • Roof Replacement of Cheesemaking Center

Dr. Fred W. & Alice J Kundert Charitable Fund

  • Main Street Monroe Inc Senior Citizen Night — Concerts on the Square
  • Monroe Arts Center Inc. — Mata Ortiz Pottery Exhibition

Monroe Fund

  • ADRC – Green County Human Services
    • Home Delivered Meals
    • Respite Care Program
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green County — Monroe School Based Mentoring Program Support
  • City of Monroe — Behring Senior Center Veterans Story Project
  • EveryoneNeedsAHome Inc. — ENAH Pet Food Pantry
  • Family Promise of Green County Inc. — Agency Transportation Services & Maintenance
  • Forum-Monroe Youth Hockey Assn. — Hockey/Figure Skate Purchase
  • Fowler Memorial Free Dental Clinic — Move Dental Equipment
  • Green County Family YMCA — Cycling Bikes
  • Green County Genealogical Society Inc. — Computer Purchase
  • Main Street Monroe Inc. — Farmers Market Musical Entertainment
  • Monroe Arts Center Inc.
    • Mata Ortiz Pottery Exhibition
    • Performances in the Schools Program
  • Monroe School District — All Access Arts
  • Noah’s Ark Preschool & Childcare — Child Care Software Upgrade
  • Pleasant View Nursing Home & Rehab — Outdoor Garden Walking Path
  • Rainbow Childcare of Monroe Inc. — Infant/Toddler Strollers
  • Shakespeare On The Edge — Shakespeare – By Kids – For Kids

Thomas F Campion Charitable Fund

  • Family Promise of Green County Inc. — Agency Transportation Services & Maintenance
  • Forum-Monroe Youth Hockey Assoc. — Hockey/Figure Skate Purchase
  • Monroe Parks and Rec. Dept. — Scholarship Grant
  • Wisconsin Badger Camp Inc. — Campership Program

Jane Lysaght Memorial Fund

  • Fowler Memorial Free Dental Clinic — Move Dental Equipment

CLAIR Fund

  • Monroe Parks & Rec. Department
    • Enrichment Programs – Special Needs
    • Special Needs Playground

Robert B. Olson Endowment for Monroe High School Fund

  • Monroe School District — All Access Arts
  • Shakespeare On The Edge — Shakespeare – By Kids – For Kids

2018 TOTAL: $50,665

Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: April 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 Monroe 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.
Monroe Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 733
Monroe, WI 53566

Donor Services Representative

Linda Gebhardt
Linda Gebhardt
Phone: (608) 328-4060

Advisory Board Members

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

Laurie Vierthaler, Chair
Jennifer Buholzer
Daryl Fernstaedt
Amanda Fields
David Frey
Kim Markham
Jane Monahan
Michael Muranyi
Brian Saugstad
Ron Spielman
Ben Voss