Hartford Area Foundation
P.O Box 270082
Hartford, WI 53027
Types of Donations:
Unrestricted Funds. Unrestricted gifts to the Foundation can be used to address ever-changing community needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. An unrestricted gift allows flexibility to address a wide range of charitable opportunities – arts and culture, community and economic development, health and human services, and more. The Foundation’s Board of Directors, which keeps a pulse on community needs and opportunities, is in charge of directing grants from these unrestricted funds.
Field of Interest Funds. What is your charitable field of interest? Literacy? The arts? Youth? Education? Historical preservation? You can pick an area or areas of interest, and the Council will award grants from your fund to agencies and programs in those fields.
Designated Funds. As its name implies, you designate your gift to support a specific nonprofit agency – for example, community enhancement projects, the Auto Museum, the Schauer Center, an educational institution or the Jack Russell Library, the food pantry, Eagle Scout projects, etc. Annually, the HAF disburses a grant from your fund to your chosen organization.
Donor-designed Funds. A donor designed fund provides lasting support for the purposes you specify. Just establish the fund, either a one-time gift or an endowment created over time (e.g. $5,000 or more yearly for five or more years). Earn immediate tax savings. At your convenience, decide (based on your wishes or from our list of unfulfilled projects) how you want your donation interest spent. Your gift can be by name or anonymous as you choose. You enjoy the satisfaction of giving and the HAF does the homework and paperwork.
Establishing a Donor fund. A named endowment requires a total gift of $25,000 or more These may be considered restricted or unrestricted. Restricted are to be used for a specific purpose as determined by the donor. Unrestricted endowments will be determined by the Board of Directors as to purpose and need.
Areas of Consideration
Arts and culture
Community Area Development
Health and Human Services
Youth and Family development