Tourism Grant

Tourism/Community Betterment Grant Fund

The Tourism/Community Betterment Fund is a grant program established by the Village of Waunakee intended to fund tourism projects (events that will bring visitors to the Village of Waunakee) or betterment projects (events that will improve the quality of life for the residents of the Village). The grant program is administered yearly by the Waunakee Tourism Commission. Any funds not awarded in a particular year will be carried over for consideration in future year award cycles.

Examples of previously funded projects:
  • Girls on the Run
  • Waunakee Wayfinding Signage
  • Wauna-Fest Fireworks

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The funds are available to any organization that can show that their event draws tourists to the Village of Waunakee. Any organization is welcome to submit more than 1 request in any given year.

How Much Can My Organization Receive?

The grants are intended to assist in the start-up and development of new events, so preference is given to new applications. First time applicants are eligible to receive up to $2,000; grant requests for recurring projects or events may receive up to $1,000 in the 2nd funding year, and up to $500 in the 3rd funding year.

In addition to the event funding, advertising used to promote an event which demonstrates a direct benefit to the village may be requested up to $1,000 for new or recurring events.

How Do I Apply?

Grant guidelines can be found here (Grant Guidelines) and the grant application can be found here (Grant Application).

Applications must be submitted to the Village Hall by March 1st. Grant awards will be made in April, and recipients will be notified of the Tourism Commission decision by April 30th.


Contact the Assistant Village Administrator/HR Manager by email ( or telephone at 608-850-2182 for any help in the application process.