Apply for a Grant

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.

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 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 $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. Proposals meeting the required mini-grant guidelines will be reviewed in November and funded projects will receive their grant awards in December.

The current grant cycle is now closed. Grants will be announced in December

Response-Recovery-Rebuild Fund

RRR Fund

To request an application through the Response-Recovery-Rebuild Fund, please submit your organization’s name and contact information to, 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 a nonprofit is not immediately funded, their application will be kept for future consideration.

United Way Response and Recovery Community Fund

Response and Recovery Community Fund

Additional grant funding is available to support Chippewa County and Eau Claire County non-profit agencies.

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