Nonprofit and community organizations serving Chippewa County are encouraged to apply.
Each year, Community Needs 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. Last year, the Community Foundation of Chippewa County awarded grants ranging from $200 to $6,000 to a variety of charitable organizations.
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 Need Grants and a list of FAQs that can be a valuable resource to you during the application process.
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/other endowments, direct support to individuals, and lobbying or political organizations.
Community Needs Grant Application Below:
The 2020-21 Grant Cycle will be open on August 26th, 2020.
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 learning and motivational activities or service learning projects for their students.
United Way Response and Recovery Community Fund
Additional grant funding is available to support Chippewa County and Eau Claire County non-profit agencies.