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Shawano Area Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Shawano County, Wisconsin Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies to Improve the Local Quality of Life

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Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region - Shawano Area Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Shawano County, Wisconsin nonprofits, agencies, and schools for programs that meet community needs and improve the quality of life for local residents. Applicants are advised that required registration may take up to two business days to complete. Eligible uses of funds include new and creative services and activities, enhancement of existing programs, small capital investments, and recurring events.

Funding Areas

  • Creative new activities or services: New programs, one-time projects, events, exhibits, studies, or surveys.
  • Enhancement or strengthening of existing activities: Projects to enhance, expand or strengthen the range, quantity and/or quality of an organization’s programs and services.
  • Small capital investments: Items that are directly related to program delivery or service to clients, such as a refrigerator for a food pantry, or equipment to comply with ADA requirements.
  • Recurring events: Exhibits, presentations, performances or non-fundraising events that occur on a periodic basis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154071

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Range of grantmaking: Up to $5,000
- Grants for recurring events will typically not exceed $2,500 annually per organization.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will consider multi-year requests within specific grant programs and will identify any exception within each program’s guidelines.

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 foundation. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Capital Investments:
In general, the Foundation will not consider grant requests solely related to real estate, bricks and mortar, or other capital expenditures that are not directly related to program delivery, service to clients, or organizational capacity building, given the substantial funding normally associated with such initiatives and the Foundation’s relatively limited resources for unrestricted grantmaking.

Examples of requests that do not fall within consideration as small capital items include: office furniture; health and safety equipment including automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), smoke detectors, or security systems; and playground equipment.

Fundraising Activities:
The Foundation’s grant programs will not support annual fund drives, fund-raising events, or endowment-building campaigns.

Medical Research:
The Foundation will not consider requests to support community-based research for the advancement of medicine. However, requests will be considered for programs that provide for the medical, dental and mental health needs of residents of the Fox Valley region.

The Foundation will not consider requests solely to defray travel or lodging expenses for either individuals or groups. This includes travel to attend conferences, training or competitions, as well as trips for bands, sports teams, classes or similar groups

Not funded:
- General operating expenses not related to the proposed project
- Organizations that don’t serve residents of Shawano County
- Organizations or needs not eligible per the grant policies
- The Foundation will not normally make grants to private non-operating foundations.
- The Foundation will not typically issue grants for the general operating support of a government program.
- The Foundation typically will not issue grants for the general operating support of a school system, school or school program.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications accepted: July 1 - October 1
Deadline: Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. In the event Oct. 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following Monday at 4 p.m. Grant decisions are made the end of November.

-Applicants are advised to read the general grant policies before applying.
-Applicants must be registered on the grant portal to apply. Please keep in mind registration processing may take one to two business days.

General grant policies:

Contact Information:

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

To register online and access the application:

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
4455 W. Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI 54914

Phone: 920-830-1290
Fax: (920) 830-1293

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Greater Shawano area

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