Apply for a Grant

Nonprofit and community organizations serving Chippewa County are encouraged to apply.

Each year, Community Needs Grants are awarded to organizations serving Chippewa County. Grant funding supports: arts and culture, community development, education, environment and animal welfare, and health and human services. Last year, the Community Foundation of Chippewa County awarded grants ranging from $200 to $5,000 to a variety of organizations.

Application Process

In November, the Grants Committee reviews all applications. The Board of Directors then acts on the recommendations of the Grants Committee in determining grant recipients. Grant applicants receive written notification in January.

Do you qualify?

To be awarded a grant through the Community Foundation of Chippewa County:

  • Your project must benefit community members of Chippewa County.
  • Your organization must be classified under the Internal Revenue Code as 501(c)(3). Public schools and government agencies are considered to be the charitable equivalent to a 501(c)(3) and are eligible to apply.
  • Your charitable purposes must be defined as deductible under 170(b)(1)(a).

Northwestern Bank Mini-Grants

Because of Northwestern Bank's generosity, school mini-grants (up to $250 each) are available to Chippewa County 3rd through 8th grade educators to fund innovative activities and projects for their students.

Northwestern Bank

We Favor Grant Proposals That:

  • Originate in Chippewa County and demonstrate strong volunteer involvement
  • Promote collaboration and reduce service duplication
  • Help people help themselves
  • Build upon the strengths of communities
  • Make a tangible difference in meeting an important community need
  • Demonstrate a high level of sustainability

We Do Not Fund Applications For:

  • Routine operating expenses
  • Annual campaigns, other endowments
  • Direct support to individuals
  • Lobbying or political organizations
  • Ongoing/repeat grants to the same project

Apply Now

The grant cycle will open in August. Applications will be due in October.

Grants & Distributions Grant Progress Report Form
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