Monroe Fund

The Monroe Fund

About the Fund

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

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.

Recent Grant Awards

CLAIR Fund of the Monroe Fund

  • Green County Human Services, Respite Care Program
  • City of Monroe Parks & Recreation Department, Special Needs Recreation Program for Youth and Adult
  • Monroe Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green Count, community programs support

Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund of the Monroe Fund

  • City of Monroe, Honey Creek Park Ballfield Renovation
  • Green County Veterans Memorial Park, Refurbish M60 Tank at the Park
  • City of Monroe Parks & Recreation Departmen,t July 4th Fireworks Celebration
  • Clifford and Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation of the Monroe Fund, Turner Hall of Monroe, Inc. Gas Pipe Renewal
  • Clifford and Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation, Turner Hall of Monroe, Inc. Repairing Roof on Northwest Corner of Turner Hall

Dr. Fred W. and Alice J. Kundert Charitable Fund of the Monroe Fund

  • Green County Family YMCA, Inc., Fitness Exercise Mats

Monroe Fund

  • Monroe Public Library, “Let’s Do Something Extraordinary for Monroe” capital campaign
  • Turner Hall of Monroe, Inc., South and West Walls Restoration Including Windows
  • Main Street Monroe, Inc., Illuminating the Square
  • TUGS. Talking Understanding Growing Supporting Office and Security
  • Monroe Arts Center, Inc., Children’s Performance Programs (Including the Performance in Schools Program)
  • Monroe Fund Green County CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER Green County Child Advocacy Center Training Project
  • Monroe Fund Green County Aging and Disability Resource Center Green County Home-Delivered Meals

Monsignor Thomas F Campion Charitable Fund

  • Monroe Arts Center, Inc., Monsignor Thomas F. Campion Youth Gallery

Ray and Betty L. Stamm Charitable Fund of the Monroe Fund

  • Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc., Sexual Assault Recovery Program Children’s Books Project
  • Rainbow Childcare of Monroe Inc., Repairs and Updates for Playgrounds

Robert B Olson Endowment for Monroe High School Fund

  • Monroe Arts Center, Inc., Art After School at MAC

 

2021 TOTAL: $78,075

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) 758-0883

Advisory Board Members

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

Katie Baumann
Jennifer Buholzer
Susie Davis
Daryl Fernstaedt
Amanda Fields
David Frey
Kim Markham
Megan Knox
Ron Spieman
Reid Stangel