Kaukauna Community Family of Funds

Grant Opportunities Supporting
Innovative Programs in the Kaukauna Community

The Kaukauna Community Family of Funds seeks to invest in our collective futures by supporting innovative programs in the Kaukauna community. Grants from the Kaukauna Community Family of Funds (KCFF) are available to organizations/groups in or impacting residents in the Kaukauna Area School District boundaries.  Grants are available from several funds for a broad range of community needs as follows:

  • Kaukauna Community Fund – Grants of not more than $1000 for new and innovative educational enhancement experiences for the overall benefit of the Kaukauna area.
  • Gail and Janice Janssen Family Fund – Supports innovative educational projects and programs within Kaukauna public and parochial schools.
  • Kaukauna Educators’ Legacy Fund – Supports improved literacy education at public and private schools within the Kaukauna Area School District boundaries.
  • Kaukauna Kiwanis Charitable Fund – Supports the club’s charitable programs and services.
  • Les & Joyce Abel Fund – Supports projects and programs that assist families and teachers in reinforcing positive attitudes. 
  • Walsh Family Fund – Provides performing arts productions to students in the Kaukauna Area School District boundaries.

View grant guidelines & eligibility. Grant application deadlines are 4:00 p.m. on October 15th and April 15th.

Grant Eligibility & Activities Funded

Organizations eligible to recieve grants the KCFF  are those determined by the IRS to be public charities. This includes most charitable, scientific, social services, educational and religious organizations under the 501(c)(3) tax code, as well as government agencies.  Organizations that are not public charities may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations MUST serve residents of Kaukauna, as defined by school district borders.

Activities Funded
KCFF grants fund new and innovation programs with clear goals and financial accountability. Examples are profects that promote literacy, school-based experiences not possible within the limitations of public resources, small capital investments directly related to enhancing lives in the Kaukauna community. 

    • Creative new activities or services: new programs, one-time projects, events, exhibits, studieds, surveys.
    • Expansion or strengthening of existing activities: projects to enhance, expand or strengthen the range, quantity and/or quality of an organization’s programs and services. 

KCFF grants typically will not fund:

    • Requests greater than $1,000
    • Expenditures supported by public resources
    • General operating expenses not related to the proposed need
    • Annual fund drives, fundraising events or endowment building
    • Major capital projects such as the acquisition of land or buildings
    • Activities that occur before funding is awarded
    • Organizations with past-due or incomplete grant reports.