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2022 Scholarships

This year the Cottage Grove Community Foundation is offering two $1,000 scholarships to Cottage Grove 2022 graduating Seniors. 

One scholarship will focus on front line workers (i.e. medical & first responders) and the other will be for a student pursuing a career in the trades (i.e. electrician, plumber, carpenter, etc) continuing their education after High School in a recognized apprenticeship or attending college.

Important Dates:

3/21/2022 - Deadline for students to return completed local scholarship applications.

5/18/2022 - Senior Recognition Night invitation letters sent to students.

Students should talk to their guidance counselor for additional information.

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A special thanks to Oakstone Recreational for its continued support of the Foundation.  On February 6, 2022 Oakstone hosted a Meat Raffle.  Over $2,500 was raised and will go towards starting the Endowment for the Foundation.  


The Foundation strives to enrich the people of Cottage Grove, WI and improve the places in Cottage Grove where we live, work and play.

The Cottage Grove Community Foundation is an approved 501(c)(3).


Building bridges to strengthen our community.


The Cottage Grove Community Foundation will improve the quality of life of the people and the community it serves through the promotion and facilitation of charitable giving.

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Photo credit: Robert Bertera Photography

Latest news

Scholarship granted

With the support of the community the Cottage Grove Community Foundation awarded its very first scholarship to a Cottage Grove resident and Monona Grove 2021 graduate. 

You can get involved in the foundation by:



-Being a recipient of funds

-Letting your friends &

family know about the foundation

-Joining our newsletter

-Adding your name to our volunteer list

Meet Heath Straka

Heath Straka is the Chairman of the

Cottage Grove Community Foundation.  

Here is a video introducing you to Heath.

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