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

Monroe Fund

  • BBBS of Green County School and Community Programs support
  • Resident Laundry Facility
  • Green County Home-Delivered Meals
  • Respite Care Program
  • Updating Green Haven Structure and Security
  • Got Your Back phase 3
  • Classroom Furniture

 CLAIR Fund of the Monroe Fund

  • Special Needs Recreation Programs for Youth Adults

Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund of the Monroe Fund

  • Children’s Performance Programs (Including Performance in Schools Program)
  • Girls on the Run at Parkside Elementary – Participant Financial Assistance

Clifford and Dorothy Reasa Fund for Historic Preservation of the Monroe Fund

  • Rose House (the Parsonage) Exterior Renovation

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

  • 2022 Fireworks Grant
  • Lifeguard Equipment

Collaborative grants from the Monroe Fund, Ray and Betty L. Stamm Charitable Fund, Clifford & Dorothy Reasa Charitable Fund of the Monroe Fund, Dr. Fred W. and Alice J Kundert Charitable Fund, of the Monroe Fund, CLAIR Fund helped fund

  • the new The Green County Splashpad


2022 TOTAL:  $47,337.50

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

Profile photo of DSR 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
Kirsten Boll
Jennifer Buholzer
Susie Davis
Deb Hillary
Megan Knox
Karin Krimmer
Richard Maliszewski
Terri Montgomery
Reid Stangel