Our Community Projects

Schauer Center

Schauer Center

New Van

The Schauer Arts and Activities Center had the opportunity to purchase a used van that was just what they needed and in excellent shape. The only thing they lacked was all of the funding needed to fonalize the purchase. In the past, the Schauer Center had to hire transportation for performing artists or take multiple trips in their small aging van to get the groups from the airport or to school outreach programs. Thanks to help from the Hartford Area Foundation, the Schauer Center can now provide timely and comfortable transportation for the artists that perform there.

Friends of Pike Lake

Friends of Pike Lake

New Amphitheater

The friends of Pike Lake is a local volunteer organization that enhances the environment and programs at Pike Lake State Park. They host naturalist presentations, community campfires and candlelight ski events at the park, filling in the gaps that state funding cannot support. The programs and presentations that they sponsor are done on a hillside just inside the park entrance. The Friends had a vision that it would enhance the programming if there was a more inviting and comfortable place to host these events. A design for and open-air amphitheater to be constructed on the State Park grounds was proposed and they began raising the needed funds to make the idea a reality. The Hartford Area Foundation was pleased to make a grant to help fund the project and enhance Pike Lake State Park which is one of the jewels of our community.

View Amphitheater 

Volunteers for a Beautiful Hartford

Volunteers for a Beautiful Hartford

Additional contribution to Riverbank Project

The Volunteers for a Beautiful Hartford (VBH) , formerly the Garden Club, have done so much to enhance the Hartford community that it would be difficult to list all of their projects. We all take for granted the beautiful flower beds around our parks, streets and downtown Hartford that enrich our community image. The Hartford Area Foundation has been a long time supporter of their beautification efforts. Most recently the Foundation provided another grant for VBH to continue their work on the millstream restoration project. This area had become a forgotten, overgrown area in the downtown and is now being transformed into an area of natural beauty.

Ongoing Grants

  • Boys and Girls Club*
  • Hartford Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center*
  • Wisconsin Automotive Museum*
  • Volunteers for Beautiful Hartford
  • Jaycess 4th of July Parade
  • Hartford Hawks (Baseball Team)
  • History Center of Washington Cty
  • BEST Scholarship
  • Hartford City Band Christmas Concert
  • Hartford Christmas Committee
  • HUHS Robotics team
  • Family Promise – Washington Cty
  • Medical Center Foundation of Hartford
  • Shop With a Cop
  • Albrecht Free Clinic

* Indicates frequently awarded, but not anually

Past Grants

  • Adult Day Care | Club 1022
  • Agribusiness Scholarships to HUHS Students
  • Albrecht Free Clinic
  • Audio-visual Equipment for High School
  • Auto Museum (Multiple Grants)
  • Best Scholarship (Multiple Grants)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Programs
  • Boy Scout Equipment Trailer
  • Caring for Kyle
  • Centennial Park Shelter
  • Centennial Park Tree Planting
  • Central School Wildlife Refuge
  • Chandelier Ballroom (Multiple Grants)
  • Clock on Main Street
  • Commemorative Trees in Parks
  • Community Choir Robes
  • Community Entrance Signs
  • Contribution to Hartford Beautification Committee
  • County Land Use Planning Scholarships
  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • DARE Program
  • Dennis Hall Olympic Fund
  • Dolphin at Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Downtown Carillon Chimes
  • Downtown Christmas Holiday Lighting
  • Downtown Decorative Sidewalk and Walkway
  • Downtown Park Benches
  • Downtown Signage
  • Drug Prevention Programs
  • Eagle Scout Hartford Fire Department Hose Tower
  • Eagle Scout Sawyer Park Armed Services Memorial
  • Eagle Scout Volunteer Rehab Organization Signs
  • Eagle Scout Wheel Chair Accessible Picnic Table
  • Eagle Scout Woodlawn Park Frisbee Golf
  • Emergency Squad Heart Monitor
  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Fire Department Survive Alive Trailer
  • Firefighting Smoke Masks
  • Fitness Equipment for Police Department
  • Food Pantry Donations
  • Hartford Airport Development
  • Hartford Christmas Committee (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford City Band (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford Emergency Squad Initial Defibrillators
  • Hartford Emergency Squad Member Training
  • Hartford Energizers
  • Hartford Garden Club (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford Hawks Baseball Team (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford Historic Walking Tour Brochure
  • Hartford Recreation Center
  • Hartford Tornado Victims
  • Hartford Town Hall Kiosk
  • Hartford Youth Football & Baseball
  • Helmets for Bike Safety
  • Hartford Christmas Committee (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford City Band (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford Emergency Squad Initial Defibrillators
  • Hartford Emergency Squad Member Training
  • Hartford Energizers
  • Hartford Garden Club (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford Hawks Baseball Team (Multiple Grants)
  • Hartford Historic Walking Tour Brochure
  • Hartford Recreation Center
  • Hartford Tornado Victims
  • Hartford Town Hall Kiosk
  • Hartford Youth Football & Baseball
  • Helmets for Bike Safety
  • High School Button Factory
  • High School Choir Christmas Concert
  • High School Football Shelter
  • High School Multimedia Computers
  • High School Robotics Club (Multiple Grants)
  • Hospital Ventilator Patients Outreach Program
  • Jack Russell Memorial Library
  • Jaycees Fourth of July Parade (Multiple Grants)
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs
  • Kettle Moraine Childrens Choir
  • Kids from Wisconsin Sponsorship
  • Library Centennial Celebration
  • Library Movie Projector for Youth Films
  • Lincoln School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Medical Center Foundation Health Watch
  • Medical Center Foundation of Hartford
  • Millpond Park Shelter
  • Millpond Water Fountains
  • Oriole Academy
  • Police Bicycle Patrol Program
  • Project Hartford
  • Rec Department Skate Park
  • Regan Concern
  • Schauer Arts & Activities Center (Multiple Grants)
  • Signicast Aquatics Center
  • Terror on Rural Street Startup
  • Washington County Historical Society (Multiple Grants)
  • Westside Park Baseball Sign

Sussex Mini Regional February 19th 2017 Competition

 Sussex Mini Regional February 19th 2017 Competition

HUHS Robotics Team receives support every year from the Hartford Area Foundation

Testimonials

"Over the last year and a half, the "Friends of Pike Lake" have been trying to raise funds to build an amphitheater in the state park. With your generous donation and that of several other organizations and individuals, we have finally met our goal. Construction of the amphitheater will begin this summer and should be done for our fall Community Campfire and Sing Along. It would not have happened without your help."

~ Friends of Pike Lake

"Hartford is a more "Flowerful" place thanks to the support of the Hartford Area Foundation. Volunteers for a Beautiful Hartford (VBH), is very appreciative of the annual grant given to our group to beautify the community. We are able to focus on planting, weeding and watering instead of having to spend time fundraising to cover our costs."

~ Volunteers for a Beautiful Hartford

Call Us

 

Dr. Mark Lindborg, President: 262-689-7960
Linda Hauser, Vice President: 262-224-6532

 

Send Us A Letter

Hartford Area Foundation
P.O. Box 270082, Hartford, WI 53027

Send Us An Email

 

 

Dr. Mark Lindborg, President:
drmlindborg@gmail.com

Linda Hauser, Vice President: 
hauserl@sbcglobal.net