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Grants to Wisconsin and Illinois Nonprofits to
Improve the Quality of Life in Eligible Regions

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Stateline Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

01/19/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Wisconsin and Illinois nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in eligible regions. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to the full proposal. Areas of interest include community development, education, arts and culture, health and human services, youth, family and aging, and the environment. Funds must be used for programs and services benefiting the Stateline Area. This includes the communities of Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit.

The purpose and goals of Stateline Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program is to provide financial support to the programs and services of charitable organizations or causes that enhance the quality of life in the Stateline area.

Grants are made for programs likely to make a clear difference in the quality of life for a substantial number of people.

The Community Foundation tends to favor projects that:

  • Propose innovative, creative and practical solutions to both current and emerging community needs
  • Promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
  • Stimulate others to participate in problem solving
  • Strengthen an agency’s effectiveness or stability
  • Address themselves to prevention as well as remediation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128973

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards vary, depending on availability of funds.
Community Impact grants are for those organizations seeking more than $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code* are eligible to apply for grants that will benefit the Stateline area including: Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit.

*Organizations that have had tax-exempt status suspended by the Internal Revenue Service are not eligible to receive grants from the Stateline Community Foundation.

The Foundation accepts capital and operational grant requests, but resources are limited. The Community Foundation should not be relied upon for ongoing operational support.

In general, the SCF does not support:
- Ongoing operating expenses
- Building funds or capital campaigns
- Political parties
- Endowments and debt reduction
- Scholarly research
- Annual fundraising drives
- Travel grants
- Projects outside its area of service

Pre-Application Information:

Application opens on November 18, 2020, and closes January 19, 2021.

STEP 1 — Submit a Letter of Inquiry online by January 10, 2021.
- Selected organizations will be notified of their status within 10 days following submission of their letter of inquiry.

STEP 2 — If LOI is approved, you will be invited to submit a full grant application.
- Online proposals must be received by the Stateline Community Foundation by 5 pm on January 19, 2021.

Grant decisions are made approximately 6-8 weeks after the grant proposal submission deadline. An organization may receive full or partial funding, or may be denied funding.

Funds will not be available until March 2021.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

LOI and grant application: see URL for Full Text

All grant applications must be submitted online.
If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Kerch, Grant and Scholarship Coordinator, at

Stateline Community Foundation
690 3rd Street, Suite 110
Beloit, WI 53511

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Stateline area includes: Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit.

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