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Inspired by Oconomowoc hardware store owner and philanthropist Hilbert N. Scherffius and guided by civic leaders and committed volunteers, the Oconomowoc Area Foundation was created in 2002 to provide an easy, effective way for area residents to provide lasting support for local charitable causes. 

2017 Deadlines

March 13

Applications available

March 31

Presentation on application process
YMCA at Pabst Farms, 8:30 a.m.

May 19

Application deadline 

Aug. 2

Grant committee meeting

Aug. 15

Board meeting 

Oct. 20

Grant announcements & annual celebration

How to apply

  • First time applicants must register their organizations and then complete an organizational profile. Once the registration is complete, the organization will be prompted to complete the organization profile.
  • To review instructions for completing the budget, click this link: Budget instructions (PDF)
  • To preview the regular application questions, click this link: Preview of application questions
  • To apply, click the button at the bottom of this page. 

Grant materials 

Required attachment

  • Most recent audited financial statement or federal form 990

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Apply For A Grant

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For questions about the application process, contact Fred Gutierrez.