Our Field of Interest and Unrestricted Funds are used to support the Community Needs Grant for which you are applying. Please note grant awards generally range from $200 - $6,000 each.
Below is a list of the Field of Interest funds. If you see one that is relevant to your grant proposal, we encourage you to indicate by checking the fund. Doing so does not guarantee funding, but it may give your proposal extra consideration in the final decision making process.
Luke Bathke Special Education Endowment Fund – grants support students in Special Education programs.
Bergen Family Fund – grants support the area of Health and Human Services within Chippewa County.
Jim and Jackie Bernier Endowment Fund – grants support Chippewa County Veterans Services.
Robert and Frances Bowe and Fred R. Bowe Memorial Endowment Fund – grants support sustainable and nature-related endeavors in Chippewa County.
Dr. Bertha M. Bresina Endowment Fund – grants support Chippewa County students wanting to obtain a Catholic (K-12) education.
Chippewa County Dental Endowment – grants from this fund are designated to organizations that serve and support oral health care efforts, along with those providing education on the importance of preventive care and the impact that oral health has on one’s overall well-being.
Cody Family Fund – grants support positive mental health activities for youth from low income families.
Dimock Family Fund – grants support the area of education.
Dennis and Bonnie Ferstenou Family Endowment Fund – grants support operational and capital expenditures to food pantries, community tables, and nonprofit organizations that provide food security in Chippewa County.
Heyde Health System Fund – grants support nonprofit organizations providing spiritual, musical or cultural arts programs for nursing home residents in Chippewa County.
Roland and Helen Irwin Endowment Fund – grants support endeavors that help clean Chippewa County waterways.
Gerald H. and Ann C. Jacobson Fund – grants support wildlife and its habitat or parks in Chippewa County.
Mary and Jerry Jacobson Family Fund – grants support youth in Chippewa County.
Russ and Gloria Kazda Endowment Fund – grants generated by this fund, created in memory of Russ and Gloria’s son Chad Kazda, are directed to nonprofit organizations that provide programs addressing issues associated with mental illness, particularly depression.
Carey B. Kell Endowment Fund – grants support beautification in Chippewa Falls.
Norm and Mary Ellen Keller Fund – grants support cultural and recreational opportunities to Chippewa County residents with an emphasis to serve those who are financially or physically challenged.
Nancy B. Knitter- Music is My Life Fund – grants support music, art and theater related activities and projects
Peggy Lindoo Endowment Fund – grants support the area of Arts and Culture within Chippewa County.
Chet and Irene Lindsey Endowment Fund – established for their parents by Ann and Dave Gordon; grants support civic, humanitarian, cultural, recreational, aesthetic, environmental and educational needs in Chippewa Falls and the Lake Wissota area.
Edwin and Evelyn Nyhus Centennial Fund – grants support agencies and institutions primarily serving the City of Chippewa Falls, with projects, programs and services related to public libraries, public parks and recreation, youth, senior citizen welfare, animal welfare and community health.
Patricia Quigley-Anderson Endowment Fund – grants support dental health care and education.
Sandra and Roger Robarge Family Endowment Fund – grants support education and/or community development endeavors in the Holcombe and/or Cornell area.
St. Vincent de Paul Service Endowment Fund – grants support youth community service activities and programs of Chippewa County nonprofit organizations.
Charles J. and Sally E. Smith Cornell Community Endowment Fund – grants support the betterment of the Cornell Community.
Dr. Mahmoud Taman Endowment Fund – grants support mental health, urgent medical and social needs.
The WANE Fire Safety and Prevention Endowment Fund – grants support fire prevention or safety programs, smoke detector programs or fire victim assistance programs.
Warren and Virginia Wermund Endowment Fund – grants support youth in Chippewa County.
The Youth of Lake Holcombe Endowment Fund – grants support school and community programs for Lake Holcombe Youth.