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Pillar Grants

The 2018 Pillar Grant Season will be opening soon!

We introduced our Pillar Grant funding opportunity in 2014, as a way to expand the community impact of our allocation dollars throughout our communities.  Pillar Grants focus on community enhancement projects, community events, and/or support for specific community programs.  Any interested applicants can review a copy of our 2018 Pillar Grant Guidelines and our 2018 Pillar Grant Application.

NEW to 2018 – In an effort to focus more support on our strategic impact areas, ALL pillar grant applications MUST focus their program and/or project on support for one or more of the following:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mental Health and/or AODA Treatment
  • Skills Training and/or Job Readiness

2018 Pillar Grant Process
March 16th: application site will open
April 20th: application site will close
May 15th: applications will be reviewed and award announcements will be made

All applications must be completed and submitted online. Please contact our office for log-in access to the site.


Past Pillar Grant Recipients

2017- $21,000 allocated: Fort Healthcare Therapy & Sport Center Therapeutic Neuroscience Education;  Women Who Care Behavioral Health Pilot Project; Jefferson County Head Start Family & Connections Program; Whitewater LEADS Dolly Parton Imagination Library; Working for Whitewater’s Wellness Fit Kid Shuffle scholarships; The Unity Project Parks & Recreation Sports Festival & Outreach; Friends of Haumerson’s Pond Goal for Goals; Whitewater Little Free Pantry Project updates & expansion to little free pantry; Hoard Curtis Scout Camp tent structure repairs and replacement

2016 – $17,500 allocated: River’s Edge Nature Preserve handicapped accessible fishing pier; Rock River Community Garden; Heroin: Perspectives of Destruction education & resource booklet; Humane Society of Jefferson County KIND News Publication; Working for Whitewater’s Wellness Fit Kid Shuffle scholarships; LINCS Elementary school & community garden; Downtown Whitewater City Market Public Power project; Rainbow Hospice & Fort Healthcare Honoring Choices Cohort training; Fort Atkinson School District emergency safety bags

2015 – $14,085 allocated: Studio 84 Community Connections Program; Big Brothers Big Sister Foster Care Program; Coordinated Services Team Community Outreach Program; Head Start Parent Cafes; Jefferson County Connections Youth Leadership Conference; Jefferson County Master Gardeners community garden; St. Coletta of Wisconsin community garden; Working for Whitewater’s Wellness Fit Kid Shuffle scholarship

2014 – $10,000 allocated: Blackhawk Running Club race equipment; Working for Whitewater’s Wellness Fit Kid Shuffle scholarships; Fort Atkinson Junior Women’s Club ‘This Ride Is On Us’ program; Fort Healthcare mobile railyard playset; Jefferson West Elementary school garden; Jefferson County Connections Youth Leadership Conference