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Mielke Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits and Agencies
for Educational Initiatives in Eligible Regions

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Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Deadline Date:

08/01/20

Description:

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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, units of government, faith-based organizations, and schools for educational initiatives that benefit communities in eligible regions. Initiatives should address the focus areas of the arts, health, youth and children, and aging. For the purpose of this grant, education is not limited to schooling, but more broadly defined as having to do with discovery and cultural learning. Proposals must be for the benefit of the communities of Appleton and/or Shawano area school districts.

A successful initiative will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What aspect of this initiative is educational?
  • How does this initiative address the focus areas of health, arts, children & youth, or aging?
  • Who are you partnering or collaborating with to implement this initiative?
  • How will this “big idea” have an impact in the community?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 132215

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations eligible to receive grants from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region are those determined by the IRS to be public charities. This encompasses most charitable, scientific, social service, educational and religious organizations described in § 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) of the tax code, and private operating foundations. The Foundation will not normally make grants to private non-operating foundations. Grants may also be made to units of government (this includes Native American tribal governments) for public purposes. Organizations that are not public charities may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations must serve residents of the Foundation's service area including Outagamie, Calumet, Shawano, Waupaca and/or northern Winnebago counties. Additional eligibility requirements may apply to units of government and schools; see below.

Eligibility for Units of Government (city, county, township, etc.):
The Foundation will consider funding for units of government when the request for support is judged to be an effective means to address a priority issue. A grant from the Foundation may help draw attention to a new issue, leverage additional funding, offer more flexible funds than are typically available in a governmental budget, or provide seed money until program funding can be included in the governmental budget. The Foundation will not typically issue grants for the general operating support of a government program.

Eligibility for Schools:
The Foundation will consider funding for public, charter and private/parochial Pre-K-12 schools and post-secondary educational institutions, when the request for support is judged to be an effective means to address a priority issue, particularly when the issue addresses the needs of a substantial or underserved portion of the community. Requests will only be considered if they are unique and community-oriented, or for pilot programs with potential to be sustainable and replicable. The Foundation typically will not issue grants for the general operating support of a school system, school or school program.

Faith-Based Funding
The Foundation will consider funding for programs, services or initiatives that address unmet human needs through non-sectarian organizations or collective efforts of faith-based organizations that draw support from the community at large to meet a demonstrated community need, and that refrain from promoting a specific journey of faith. Requests will be considered from individual faith-based organizations or organizations with a specific journey of faith as an aspect of its mission only if the program, services or initiatives do not promote that specific journey of faith or include activities such as religious worship, instruction or proselytization. In making its determination for eligibility, the Foundation will consider not only the mission of the applicant but the participant experience and the intended outcome(s) for the program, service or activity, for the target participants and/or audience.

Not Eligible for Funding:
- Initiatives that don’t serve the communities of Appleton and/or Shawano. If your nonprofit organization is physically located outside of the Appleton or Shawano area school districts, you will be required to submit a letter of support from a collaborating organization within one of these areas.
- General operating support for existing programs
- Bricks & mortar projects are typically not funded

Pre-Application Information:

The Mielke Family Foundation considers proposals each year in the spring and fall.
- Spring Cycle: Inquiry deadline Feb. 1, Decisions by mid-May.
- Fall Cycle- Inquiry deadline Aug. 1, Decisions by mid-November

Submit an inquiry on the grant portal. Registration is required and can take up to two business days. Under the heading “Grant Applicant” select “Available Grants” and look for 'Mielke Family Foundation'.

For Grant Policies, see: https://www.cffoxvalley.org/grants-scholarships/grants/grant-policies/.

Contact Information:

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

Grant portal: http://donor.cffoxvalley.org/spectrumwebportal

If you would like to discuss your idea prior to submitting an inquiry or have questions, contact:
Carolyn Desrosiers
Community Engagement Manager
cdesrosiers@cffoxvalley.org
920-702-7625

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