Apply for a Grant
Do you have a project worthy of grant money from the foundation?
Grants are awarded to a full spectrum of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations — children, education, the arts, health, social justice, or the environment — based on worthy community efforts and the greatest community need.
The Community Foundation of Chippewa County's 2016 Grant Cycle kicks off Friday, September 2! Applications for discretionary and Northwestern Bank School Mini-grants can be downloaded below from the orange or green box under “apply for a grant”.
View the 2017-2018 Grant Cycle Information and Timeline. »
Friday, September 8th: Discretionary grant and Northwestern Bank School Mini-grant applications available online
Friday, November 3rd: All grant applications are due by 5 PM
Early December: Grants Committee reviews applications and recommends funding
Early January 2018: Applicants are notified if they are awarded or denied grant dollars
Email us to be added to our grants email list to receive timely reminders and information on our grant cycle. »
Your project must benefit citizens in Chippewa County
Your organizations must be classified as 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code
Your charitable purposes must be defined as deductible under 170(b)(1)(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
Generally grants are awarded to help launch new projects not addressed by existing organizations or to support special efforts of already-established not-for-profit organizations in Chippewa County. Your grant application will be evaluated based on the policies, funding objectives, and how well they help the citizens of Chippewa County. Higher priority is given to projects that present the potential for a multiplier effect.
Our community foundation favors grant proposals that:
Originate from a local office of the organization, if there is one
Demonstrate strong volunteer involvement
Promote collaboration and reduce service duplication
Strengthen the ability of our communities to respond more
effectively to identified needs
Help people help themselves
Build upon strengths of communities
Apply the foundation's limited resources where they will make
a tangible difference in meeting an important community need
Have sustainability potential
Our community foundation does not fund applications for:
Routine operating expenses or emergency funding
Grants for debt retirement, annual campaigns, or lobbying
Direct grants to individuals
Sectarian programs that require a membership or commitment to a certain belief
The Grants Committee reviews all applications. The Board of Directors then acts on the recommendations of the Grants Committee in determining grant recipients. We will notify you in writing about the board's decision. We cannot, however, provide feedback on individual applications regarding why funding was or was not awarded.