Any public charitable organizations recognized as such by the Internal Revenue Service under IRC section 501(c)(3), and under sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) may apply for a grant.
ORF accepts grant applications only from Madison, Wisconsin area/Dane County.
Grants may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
ORF reviews grant applications several times throughout the year.
The primary mission of the ORF is to provide funding to organizations for both programs or building projects that will positively impact human lives with primary focus on:
ORF generally does not provide funding for:
If your organization qualifies under an ORF focus area, you may submit a Letter of Inquiry to the ORF electronically or by standard mail to Oscar Rennebohm Foundation Inc. P. O. Box 5187 Madison WI 53705-0187.The Letter of Inquiry must include basic information about your organization and your program, project or campaign.
The Letter should, at minimum, include the name(s) of the program or project leader(s) and contact information, goal, budget estimate, projected timeline, audience served or benefiting, any previous grant funding, project costs, and projected timeline.
ORF may ask for an in-person or phone interview or a site visit to gather additional information, which will be included with the Letter of Inquiry for review when ORF makes its final decision.
If you have questions about the grant process or whether your organization or project is eligible, click here to submit your questions. Please include contact information. You will receive a prompt response via phone or email.
For detailed information on grant guidelines and the application process, visit our funding requirements and how to apply pages.