Blanchardville / Hollandale Area Fund

The Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund was cre­ated to assist peo­ple who love Hol­lan­dale and Blan­chardville, and to bring sus­tain­able resources to our com­mu­ni­ties, our orga­ni­za­tions and our peo­ple. Click here to make an online donation.

Why have a fund?

Woven together by the Peca­ton­ica River, the vil­lages of Hol­lan­dale, Blan­chardville, and sur­round­ing areas share a com­mon life, com­mon goals, and com­mon dreams. The Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund is a resource to assist our com­mu­ni­ties to thrive and main­tain our high qual­ity of life. The fund rec­og­nizes our his­tory and strong cul­tural roots, and encour­ages the cre­ativ­ity and inno­va­tion of our most impor­tant asset — our people. In pro­mot­ing our com­mu­ni­ties, the Blanchardville/Hollandale Fund seeks to increase com­mu­nity involve­ment by encour­ag­ing — and sup­port­ing — local initiatives. The fund will pro­vide for the needs of our com­mu­ni­ties now and in the future, and will max­i­mize your char­i­ta­ble tax deduc­tions while sup­port­ing com­mu­nity projects. Click here for a grant appli­ca­tion!

Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund Advi­sory Board

Lee Fahrney
Kaye Gilbertson
Peggy Hen­drick­son
Kristine Leonard
Jeanne Lisser
Chris­tine Pieper
Paul Saether

How can you give?

Cash — any amount at any time!

Appre­ci­ated Stock — The full mar­ket value may be taken as a char­i­ta­ble deduc­tion with­out pay­ing cap­i­tal gains tax

Real estate and other prop­erty — your home, farm or per­sonal prop­erty may be a use­ful char­i­ta­ble gift when plan­ning your estate

Life Insur­ance — You receive an imme­di­ate tax deduc­tion for the pre­mi­ums and proceeds

Char­i­ta­ble Bequests — Giv­ing a gift through your will exempts it from income tax

Life income gifts — For as lit­tle as $5,000, you can make a gift, get a char­i­ta­ble tax deduc­tion AND receive income for life with this method

Qual­i­fied retire­ment plan — Des­ig­nat­ing the Fund as a ben­e­fi­ciary recip­i­ent of remain­ing retire­ment assets may sub­stan­tially reduce income and estate taxes to you heirs


There are other types of char­i­ta­ble giv­ing that may be use­ful for you and your estate plan­ning. Give us a call. Give.… in thanks for the com­mu­nity that sup­ported you. Give.… in thanks for the com­mu­nity that served as the launch­ing pad for your life. Give.… in mem­ory of those who meant much to you. Give.… in honor of those who mean so much to you now. Give.… to insure that oth­ers will have the same sup­port you experienced. The Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund is a com­po­nent of the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Wis­con­sin, Inc. Gifts to the Blan­chardville, Hol­lan­dale Area Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Jean Chris­ten 608–967-2349 or 608–574-1175
Judy Hen­drick­son 608–967-2459 or 608–967-2211
Linda Geb­hardt, Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion 608–328-4060


Blanchardville Bullets

202 N. Main Street Blanchardville, WI Email: Phone: 608-523-4543 website:
Hours: Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights Spring training will be starting in April. Our league games will begin the first week-end of May. Stay tuned for more Bullet information.


Seniors United for Nutrition (S.U.N.) Program

The Viking Cafe 210 S. Main St Blanchardville, WI Reservations for LUNCH should be made 1 day in advance between 10 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. by calling 608-214-3407. Reservations are not needed for Breakfast.
Serving Monday – Friday Breakfast (no home delivery) 7:00 am – 2 pm Lunch: Serving at 11:30 am Suggested Donation: $4.25 at the Cafe $4.75 for Home Delivery This program was established to provide hot, nutritious meals to anyone 60 years of age and over (and spouse, regardless of age). Home delivery is available for homebound senior citizens, serving at the Viking Cafe is at Noon.

Blanchardville Public Library

208 Mason Street Blanchardville, WI Phone: 608-523-2055
 Hours: Mondays 9:00 am- 2:00 pm & 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm Wednesdays 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Thursdays Noon – 7:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am- 1 pm Materials Available: Audio-books, Adult and Children’s fiction and nonfiction titles, Area History, Large Print Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and VideosServices Available: Community Career Center, Copy Machine, Home Delivery, Hot-Mail, Interlibrary Loan, Internet Access, Meeting Room Space, Pre-School Storytime, Summer Programs for children, and Word-Processing Please Call with any questions

Blanchardville Woman’s Club

The Blanchardville Woman’s Club is a local service organization whose goals are: Community improvement, the support of local, state, national and international humanitarian projects and educational growth.  Anyone is invited to join!!! The club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. except the months of  December, June, July and August.

President – Julie Saether email: phone: 608-523-4066

Vice President – Virginia McGowan email:  phone: 608-214-8323

The Blanchardville Woman’s Club published book,

BLANCHARDVILLE, WELCOME HOME: Looking Back at 125 Years of History

Blanchardville Woman’s Club published the book : BLANCHARDVILLE, WELCOME HOME: Looking Back at 125 Years of History, in 2014 for the Village’s 125th Anniversary in 2015.  We have sold out of all the books.  If you are interested in a book please contact us by email or writing at:

1.  Email:

2.  Write us at Blanchardville Woman’s Club, PO Box 24, Blanchardville, WI  53516 

We will put your name down on a list and if we should get enough people interested we will have more printed.  

The cost of the book is  $29.95.

We still have reprinted copies of the first and second Blanchardville history books. The cost of individual copies of these is $15 a piece.

 The first book – Memories of Blanchardville

 The second book – Blanchardville the Gem of the Pecatonica

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