Rio Supporters Come Together for Community

RCF Advisory Committee

The Rio Community Foundation Advisory Committee sends a heartfelt “Thanks” to everyone who celebrated at our recent event at Otsego Town Hall. From a small idea in 2000, a Foundation of community support has grown and now gives out yearly grants to students, teachers and groups in the Rio area.

But we can do even more! Pictured at right are members of the Advisory Committee who want the community to know we continue to look for donations and ideas to grow our endowed funds so we can enlarge our outreach.

We are proud to announce the Athletic Fund, the last to be endowed, has its first grant ready for applications. Any person from summer baseball leagues, to coaches, to citizens with an idea for an athletic related project can apply. Please contact Deb Wopat, Eugene Vangen or Rick Kleist for application forms.

Photo by Colleen Tisil

About Rio Community Foundation

Rio Commuinty Foundation (RCF) is a regional giving partner of Madison Community Foundation. RCF funds are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages in Rio, Wisconsin. As the central vehicle for obtaining and coordinating charitable giving in the Rio area, RCF accomplishes this endeavor by raising resources and encouraging support in the following areas: education, agriculture, and community development. RCF recognizes that the community can do more when it works together to address needs and opportunities. RCF also considers other areas for support as the need arises. While RCF is an independent body from the Rio School District, the School District endorsed the creation of RCF.

Why Give to RCF

  • To build the established funds to a cumulative total of $100,000.
  • To meet current educational and community needs while building long term support for the school district.
  • To seek out and support the ideas that offer the best potential to enhance the education of students and the quality of life for the community.

What Can I Give to RCF?

RCF accepts a wide variety of cash and non-cash assets via Madison Community Foundation


Planned Giving

Leave a legacy to Rio Community Foundation in your will or estate plan