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 grant recipients. All grant applicants will receive written notification in January.
Do you qualify?
To be awarded a grant through the Community Foundation of Chippewa County:
- Your project must benefit the people and communities of Chippewa County
- Your organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a public charity as defined in section 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) (i.e. Churches, schools, government entities, etc.)
Resources for Grant Applicants:
Click the link below to get a list of requirements needed to apply for a Community Needs Grant and a list of FAQs that can be a valuable resource to you during the application process.
Resources for Grant and FAQs
Grant Recipient Resources
List of Previous Year Grant Recipients
Grant Progress Report
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
Generally, Grants Will Not Be Funded For:
Routine operating expenses, annual campaigns and/or endowment, re-granting by another organization, direct support of individuals, lobbying or political organizations, and ongoing/repeat grants to the same project.
Community Needs Grant Application Below:
The current grant cycle is now closed. Grants will be announced in January.
Northwestern Bank Mini-Grants
Because of Northwestern Bank's generosity, school mini-grants (up to $300 each) are available to Chippewa County 3rd through 8th grade educators to fund innovative learning and motivational activities or service learning projects for their students. Applications for Phase II funding will be available on January 13.
To request an application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals meeting the required mini-grant guidelines will be reviewed and funded in February. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 PM on January 27.
To request an application through the Response-Recovery-Rebuild Fund, please submit your organization’s name and contact information to email@example.com, or call our office at 715-723-8125.
Applications will be accepted continuously as long as the Fund is open, and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to allow for the most flexible response to evolving needs. If your application aligns with our funding priorities and is not funded during the next round of granting, it may be kept on file for future consideration.