Community Enhancement Fund

About The Fund

The Community Enhancement Fund provides funding for projects that offer practical solutions to current community needs. The Foundation favors projects that promote cooperation and collaboration between agencies, promote volunteer involvement, strengthen an organization’s effectiveness and stability, or address prevention as well as intervention.

Community Enhancement Fund eligible applicants are charitable non-profit organizations in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Vernon and Walworth counties that do not have access to grant dollars from a CFSW community fund.

The Community Foundation has established community funds that serve Argyle, Benton, Blanchardville/Hollandale area, Crawford County, Darlington, Edgerton, Elkhorn, Evansville, Janesville, Lancaster, Milton, Monroe, New Glarus, Platteville, Shullsburg and South Wayne.

About Our Awards

The applicant must be a charitable non-profit organization with a project or program that relates to the Fund’s mission. Grant requests for endowment funds will not be considered. Individuals are not eligible applicants. For more information about the application process visit our Grantmaking Process page.Average grant awards from the Community Enhancement Fund are between $500 and $2,000. Currently, the Community Enhancement Fund has no grants available, but check back soon!

Check Out Our Impact: Grant Awards

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Application Info

Annual application deadline: Sept. 1

Scholarship 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 Community Enhancement 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.
Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Donor Services Representative

Advisory Board Members

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

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