South Wayne Community Fund

South Wayne Community Fund

About the Fund

Established in 1998, the South Wayne Area Community Fund is a way for current and former residents of the South Wayne area to give lasting charitable gifts to their community. Each year a portion of the Fund’s earnings are available to be reinvested in the community.

The South Wayne Area Community Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.

About our Grants

Once per year the advisory board awards grants to non-profit organizations, the local school district, and/or local government agencies who provide charitable programs or projects serving the South Wayne community.

Recent Grant Awards

  • Caring for Kids – Black Hawk Warrior Program

Black Hawk School Districts

  • New carpet area
  • Sensory room
  • Recovery couch in nurses station and supplies
  • Art curriculum and English language learners
  • Corel draw fablab software
  • Quizizz subscription
  • Champion games

2024 TOTAL: $12,373*

*includes both Black Hawk EIE and South Wayne Community Fund grants

Apply For A Grant

Annual grant application deadline: February 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 South Wayne Community 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.
South Wayne Area Community 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:

Renita Berget
Renee Buisker
Kathy Hartwig
Deb Larson
Rosann Markese
Connie Meier
Mavis Rood
Rhonda Hartwig