The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc.

Community Grant Guidelines

The Edwin E. & Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. invites proposals from 501(c)(3) or other tax-exempt charitable organizations in the Stoughton area for grants to support programs and projects to primarily enhance the Stoughton Community. Dane County requests may be considered, but only if not duplicative. No national or statewide causes will be considered.


  • ONE APPLICATION. Will consider only one application per organization per year. You must use the enclosed Grants Request form to outline your proposal. Additional details (brochures and other background information) may be enclosed with the proposal form.
  • CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. Will reject an application if it is unaccompanied by a copy of a 501(c)(3) determination letter or equivalent from the Internal Revenue Service. Even if you have submitted an application form in the past, you still must provide this form. Note: The requested form is that of the IRS and not a copy of your state tax-exempt certificate.
  • MULTIPLE YEAR GRANTS. Expects the great majority of the grants it awards to be paid in the current calendar year but may, if circumstances merit, pay a grant over multiple years.
  • NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY. Does not discriminate in the awarding of community grants on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Recognizes that applicants may limit their services or opportunities to specific targeted populations within the community; however, any such limitations must be reasonably related to the effective provision of the services/opportunities.
  • INCOME GENERATING POLICY. In the case of an income-generating organization (e.g., day care, summer camp, acting company, orchestra, private school), considers an application only if its purpose is to pay additional costs the organization will incur to permit participation of people who otherwise could not afford the organization's program.
  • COSTS ALREADY INCURRED. Will not consider requests for funds to retire existing debts (prior to our application deadline) or to pay costs the applicant is already obliged to pay.
  • DECISIONS REGARDING FUNDING. Grant awards will be announced periodically during the current year. All organizations that have applied will receive a letter regarding their funding status after the grant request is reviewed and approved or rejected. (During the grant review process, a member of our Community Grants Committee will contact an organization only if any additional information is required.)
  • GRANT APPROVAL PROCEDURE. Will require organizations approved for funding to provide documentation of actual expenses before funds are released. A report advising the Edwin E. & Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. of the results of the project/program is expected at that time.
  • Please Call June Bunting at (608)873-4378 to request a grant request form.

The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc.
3039 Shadyside Drive
PO Box 600
Stoughton, WI 53589-0600