Distributions

Through our competitive grant process, the Community Foundation awards and distributes funds to community organizations and programs that are making a difference and enhancing the quality of life for residents of Chippewa County.

Response-Recovery-Rebuild Grant Awards

The Response – Recovery – Rebuild Fund has been created to serve and support nonprofit organizations now by providing them flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis throughout Chippewa County and to be here for future crisis situations.

Included with the organization, a description of current need grant funding has been listed:

  • American Red Cross of Northwest Wisconsin – support for the costs of the Chippewa County blood drives and COVID-19 antibody testing
  • Barnabas Ministries – increased meal needs for homebound clients
  • Bloomer/New Auburn Area Food Pantry - stainless steel tables for safe sanitary food distribution
  • Children’s Wisconsin-Community Services – iPads and hotspots for Building Families Programming
  • Chippewa County Criminal Justice – safe shelter vouchers for individuals in Chippewa County
  • Chippewa County Humane Association – shelter cleaning and protective supplies
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District- hotspots for students without internet access and safety kits for returning students
  • Chippewa Falls Boys & Girls Club – home learning supply needs
  • Chippewa Falls L.E. Phillips CDC Outreach Office – safe shelter and transportation vouchers
  • Chippewa Falls YMCA Early Learning Community & School Age School Out Programs – funding to support both programs throughout the summer
  • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic – medication orders and distributions and to support staff efforts
  • Chippewa Valley Vineyard Food Pantry – hygiene products for all ages due to increase in pantry clients
  • Family Support Center – to sustain counseling and support resources at full capacity
  • Feed My People – to reduce food costs for Chippewa County partners
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes- support costs of virtual programming for Chippewa County Girl Scouts
  • Heyde Center for the Arts – hygiene/prevention supplies including a electrostatic disinfectant sprayer & touchless thermometers
  • HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital- supplies and equipment needed to effectively respond to COVID-19
  • Legacy Food Pantry at Agnes’ Table - food for pantry
  • Mentor Chippewa - support to cover costs for summer mentor/student communications
  • Open Door Clinic - purchase PPE and help cover costs of prescription medications
  • St. Francesca Resource Center – commercial size freezer for their food pantry

Community Needs Grant Awards

Community Needs Grant funds are made possible from our Unrestricted and Field of Interest Endowment funds. Included with the organization is the name of the awarded project:

  • Alzheimer's Association- Volunteer Project
  • Bloomer High School- Clothes Closet and Food Pantry
  • CESA 11 Head Start- Sensory Sensitive Environment
  • CFAUSD- Cardinal Community Learning Center- B-Free Puppetry Student Show
  • Chippewa County Dept. of Land, Conservation & Forestry- Lake Wissota Stewardship Project
  • Chippewa County Criminal Justice Services- Stop and Think Evidence Based Programs
  • Chippewa County Public Health- Eradicate Meth
  • Chippewa County Land Conservancy- Landscape Software Implementation
  • Chippewa Falls Boys and Girls Club- Behavioral Health with Mental Health Focus
  • Chippewa Falls Mission Coalition- Lighten Your Load
  • Chippewa Falls Valley Vineyard Church- Food Pantry
  • Chippewa Humane Association- UniMac Dryers
  • Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc.- Senior Friendly Arts Series
  • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic- Free Health Programs for Chippewa County Adults 2020
  • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association- Outdoor Rink Dasher Board Safety Upgrade
  • City of Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Dept.- 3rd Grade Fire Prevention and Safety Programs
  • Communities United in Education- Community Service and Safe Communication
  • Cook Rutledge Mansion- Plants and Flowers
  • Cornell Elementary School- Grand Greeters
  • Cornell Visitors Center- Visitors Center Technology
  • D.R. Moon Memorial Library- 2020 Summer Library Program
  • Family Support Center- Chippewa Falls Group Connection Facilitator
  • Family Support Center- Flower Beautification
  • Feed My People Food Bank- Healthy Meal Kits
  • First Presbyterian Church- Distribute Hygiene Products for Food Pantry Clients
  • Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes- Girl Scouts of Distinction
  • Girls on the Run- Financial Assistance Program
  • Halmstad Elementary School- Remembrance & Hope
  • Jim Falls Elementary School- Playground Campaign
  • L.E. Phillips Career Development Center- Blessings in a Box
  • Lake Holcombe Food Pantry- Lake Holcombe Weekend Kid Meals
  • Legacy Community Center- Agnes' Table
  • Literacy Chippewa Valley- Corrections Education Re-entry Programming
  • McDonell Area Catholic Schools- Tuition Assistance
  • Open Door Clinic- Mental Health Services
  • Otter Lake Booster Club- Playground Equipment Landscape
  • Professional Dental Hygiene Express- Bright Smiles
  • St. Francesca Resource Center- Healthy Families Initiative 2020
  • St. Peter's Grade School- Bridging Generations
  • St. Peter's Grade School- Tuition Assistance
  • Stanley Area Food Pantry- Weekend Kid's Meal Program
  • Veterans Housing: (Lutheran Social Services)- Veterans Housing & Recovery Program

Northwestern Bank School Mini-Grants

Mini-Grant funds are made possible from the Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant Pass-Through Fund.

  • Cadott Elementary School- In"Stall"ing Inspiration
  • Cadott Elementary School- Sphero in the Classroom
  • Chippewa Falls Middle School- Spanish 1 Library
  • Chippewa Falls Middle School- Student Connections- Relax Groups
  • Christ Lutheran School- Music Enhancement Riser
  • Cornell Elementary School- Flexible Seating
  • Halmstad Elementary School- Halmstad Sensory Tools
  • Hillcrest Elementary School- The Memory Project
  • Holy Ghost Elementary School- Mental Health Support
  • Holy Ghost Elementary School- Third Grade Getting Heard
  • Parkview Elementary School- Babysitting Basics
  • Parkview Elementary School- Ukulele Project
  • Southview Elementary- Yoga in the Classrooms
  • St. Peter's School- Engaging Our Brains
  • St. Peter's School- Gift of a Book
  • St. Peter's School- Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Stillson Elementary School- Bringing Mindfulness into our School
  • Stillson Elementary School- Kiln Replacement

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