You can make your make your tax deductible donation by mailing a check to the foundation or by contacting Dr. Mark Lindborg at [email protected] or 262-689-7960

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

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


"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:
[email protected]

Linda Hauser, Vice President: 
[email protected]