Mission: The mission of the Stoughton Area Community Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of area residents through charitable donations.
Vision: Connecting people who care with causes that matter to enrich the Stoughton community.
History: The Stoughton Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 charity established by a group of caring citizens with the help of an anonymous donor. Wanting to leave money to the community he loved, but not knowing what its needs would be in the future, a Foundation was established in 1999 as a way for Stoughton Area Residents to give back to their community. The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations, invests the money, and provides grants to area organizations for their projects and good works in the community. Donations, both large and small, come from businesses, corporations, estates, and from individuals who care about the future of the Stoughton Area and its citizens.
The Foundation works with an expanding pool of charitable dollars donated by people willing to invest in the future of the Stoughton area to enhance the quality of life for the Stoughton area and its citizens. SACF distributes funds each year in the form of grants which favor projects that propose practical solutions to current community needs, promote collaboration in addressing positive change, promote volunteer involvement and/or strengthen an organization's effectiveness and stability. College scholarships are also given to graduates of Stoughton High School.
The foundation has three main goals:
||To professionally manage charitable gifts and provide grants and scholarships in a manner consistent with the donors’ specific and general interests;
||To strengthen the nonprofit agencies and institutions which offer programs in education, social welfare, health care, the arts, community development, historic preservation and other fields;
||To provide philanthropic opportunities by matching community needs with public and private responses.
Letter from the President:
During the past decade the Stoughton Area Community Foundation has experienced extraordinary growth thanks to individuals who have helped make a difference in the lives of other area residents by investing in the community. SACF has been able to build and hold a permanent and growing fund, locally managed by professional advisors.
Last year SACF gave over $90,000 in grants to community nonprofits and scholarships to graduating Stoughton High School students. On this website you'll find a description of how you can continue to advance positive change in our community. Whether it's a monthly or yearly commitment, please consider making a contribution.
It is a privilege to be part of the SACF mission. I thank my fellow Board members for their dedication and counsel as we look to the future to continue our support of the Stoughton area community.