“The new kitchen equipment at the club (purchased with a grant from the Community Foundation of Chippewa County) has helped our members in so many ways. We are now able to make all of our meals at the club and no longer have to transport it from an off-site location. This allows members the ability to learn new skills while assisting with meal preparation and serving. We are also able to provide a wider variety of meal and snack choices for the members. It has made an incredible impact on our members at the Boys & Girls Club of Chippewa Falls!”
— Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley – Chippewa Falls Center

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. »

Application Process

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 grant cycle begins September 8th, 2017.

Download the grant application. »

Download the Northwestern Bank school mini grant application. »

Contact us with questions or to be added to our grants email list. »

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.