Give Chippewa County

Connecting generations of caring citizens by encouraging each to support the greater good of our communities so we can dream bigger and achieve more.

Give Chippewa County

Give Chippewa County connects multiple generations of generous individuals that want to give back to Chippewa County. By coming together, our members provide near-term support through grants and long-term support through the building of an endowment fund that is designed to create perpetual support to our community.

Give Chippewa County was created with the goal to provide an opportunity to pool resources with others to continue the generous spirit of Chippewa County. You do not need to wealthy, to be involved in and or have a voice in philanthropy.

The Give Chippewa County Giving Circle is closely linked with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County. The endowment is a fund held with the Foundation and designed to provide a perpetual gift amount to local organizations as determined by the members.

Who We Support

Give Chippewa County supports local non-profits and charitable organizations that are designed to assist different areas of our community where resources are needed to fulfill their mission. Our members vote to determine where funds are directed and which charitable organizations are supported.

Become a Member

  • Be a part of the philanthropic culture of Chippewa County.
  • Mentor and network with multigenerational like-minded community members at Give Chippewa County events.
  • Learn more about the Chippewa County communities, especially the local non-profit and charitable organizations.
  • Build a better future for Chippewa County.
  • Experience a sense of community collaboration, fulfillment, and personal satisfaction.

Membership costs $250 per individual or household couple over the age of 21. Complete the online donation/membership form or print the membership form and mail it with your donation.

Get Involved

Help us create the structure for our organization and plan for the future by joining a committee:

  • Education & Events Committee
  • Membership & Marketing Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Development Committee

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FAQ

What is Give Chippewa County?

A Giving Circle fund created to connect multiple generations of generous individuals that want to give back to Chippewa County. By coming together, the members of Give Chippewa County will provide both annual and perpetual giving to Chippewa County community through annual granting.

Give Chippewa County was created with the goal to provide an opportunity to pool resources with others to continue the generous spirit of Chippewa County. You do not need to wealthy, to be involved in and or have a voice in philanthropy.

The Give Chippewa County Giving Circle Fund is linked with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County (CFCC). The endowment fund is held with the CFCC and is designed to provide a perpetual gift amount to local charitable organizations as determined by the members.

Who does Give Chippewa County support?

Give Chippewa County supports local non-profits and other charitable organizations that assist areas of our communities where resources are needed to fulfill their mission.

The members of Give Chippewa County have an opportunity through their voting power, to help determine where funds are directed, and which organizations are supported with the funds that are available.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

  • Be a part of the philanthropic culture of Chippewa County.
  • Mentor and network with multigenerational like-minded community members at Give Chippewa County events.
  • Learn more about the Chippewa County communities, especially the local non-profit and charitable organizations.
  • Build a better future for Chippewa County.
  • Experience a sense of community collaboration, fulfillment, and personal satisfaction.

How do I become a member?

  • Membership cost – $250 annually for single or household couple (21 + years of age)
  • Membership can be paid annually or monthly
  • Complete the online donation form or arrange payment by check

When will events begin?

Beginning in late 2021, the goal is to start building a membership base comprised of Chippewa County residents that have a desire to join a group specifically designed to expand the philanthropic spirit of Chippewa County and support local non-profit organizations. More information will be released in the near future.

In 2022, the goal is to an hold in-person event that will allow local organizations to present to Give Chippewa County members.

Coming soon! Our Instagram and Facebook pages to keep up-to-date on our latest news and events.

How can I get involved?

As of today, there are several committees that have been formed to create the structure of Give Chippewa County and plan for future events and membership opportunities. These committees include:

  • Education & Events Committee
  • Membership & Marketing Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Development Committee

Who can I contact for more information?

Give Chippewa County
c/o Community Foundation of Chippewa County
404 1/2 N Bridge Street | PO BOX 153
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

givechippewacounty@gmail.com

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Grants

How to Apply for a Grant

Give Chippewa County grants are awarded to charitable organizations serving Chippewa County. Grant funding supports: arts and culture, community development, education, environment and animal welfare, and health and human services.

APPLICATION PROCESS

In November, the Grants Committee reviews all grant applications. The Board of Directors will then act on the recommendations of the Grants Committee in determining eligible grant recipients. All grant applicants will receive written notification in January. The deadline for submitting grant requests (which will be fulfilled the following year) is October 31st of each year. This will start in October of 2022.

How Grants Are Awarded

Each year Give Chippewa County will hold a grant cycle that will provide funds to local non-profits and charitable organizations. Funds granted will come from the Give Chippewa County Endowment Fund and a portion of your membership.

One of the great benefits of being a member of Give Chippewa County is that you get to determine which organizations are most deserving of the funds. Each member will receive a link to review the video submissions for each grant cycle and will be able to vote for their favorite organizations.

The winner of each grant cycle will be announced at an upcoming Give Chippewa County event and will then have an opportunity to share more about their organization to the attendees of each event.

Give Chippewa County Vision

Educate, attract, and nurture effective and ongoing multigenerational giving to support the current and future needs and opportunities in our Chippewa County communities.

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