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 - $5,000 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
Robert and Frances Bowe and Fred R. Bowe Memorial Fund – grants support sustainable and nature-related endeavors in Chippewa County
Dr. Bertha M. Bresina Endowment Fund – grants benefit Chippewa County students wanting to obtain a Catholic (K-12) 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
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 dental 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 medial and social needs
The WANE Fire Safety and Prevention Endowment Fund – grants support fire preventions 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 programs involving Lake Holcombe youth both inside the school and community programs outside of school