Lancaster Community Fund Announces Spring 2019 Grant Cycle

The Lancaster Community Fund is accepting grant applications for the 2019 spring grant cycle. Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, May 1.

Joe Krantz, chair of the Lancaster Community Fund advisory board noted, “Funding during this grant cycle is available from the Lancaster Community Fund Endowment, the Merlet Family Community Endowment, the Gillilan Family Community Fund, the Morse Family Fund, and the Schacht Family Fund. Additionally, we are honored to make the first grants from the recently established Douglas and LuAnne Pink Family Fund, We are forever grateful to the many people in our community who have made investments in our funds. This generosity has led to spring 2019 available grant monies in excess of $30,000.”

Applications for projects or programs that propose practical solutions to current community needs in the areas of the arts and culture, education, appreciation of and knowledge about our community’s history, and health and human services are highly encouraged. The focus is funding projects that serve the residents who reside in the geographic area that is the Lancaster School District.

Grant applications must be completed online here. Among the items applicants are asked to provide: the organization’s federal ID number and a copy of the organization’s most recent 990; background information on the applicant organization; and a full description of the project including goals, audience served and budget. Note: requests from individuals are not eligible for grant awards.

Applications must be completed online and submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Mailed, emailed or faxed copies of applications and/or incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Questions? Both CFSW donor services rep Barb Daus ([email protected]) and CFSW grants manager Lannie Troon ([email protected]) are available to assist.

A sub-committee of the local volunteer advisory board will review the grant applications and recommend grant awards to the board. Current Lancaster Fund advisory board members include Susan Hermsen, Amara Hoffman, Sam Jonas, Joe Krantz, Luanne Pink, Crysti Prange, Megan Slane, Kevin Raisbeck, and Kyle Vesperman.

The Lancaster Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity. For more information, contact Joe Krantz (advisory board chair) Kevin Raisbeck (co-chair) or Barb Daus, donor services representative with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin (608-778-3344 or [email protected]). For further information about the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, visit

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