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Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits to Benefit Residents
and Strengthen the Economy of the Fox Cities Area

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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for projects that enhance community programs and promote local events in Appleton and Fox Cities communities. Funding is intended for both new and existing projects and activities that demonstrate the potential for growth and future sustainability. Funds may also be granted for infrastructure improvements including equipment acquisition within the Fox Cities designed to enhance community gatherings, programs, and events.

Octoberfest was founded by the Appleton Downtown Retailers Association in 1981 to showcase and promote greater awareness of downtown businesses, improve the community’s image, provide a way to help fund nonprofit organizations in the area, and enhance the quality of life in Appleton and the Fox Cities. Octoberfest, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, continues this tradition by giving grants to projects throughout the Fox Cities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157206

Term of Contract:

Octoberfest will only consider awarding grants for the same project for three consecutive years – with a year off before an organization can re-apply for the same project to be funded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant request comes from a nonprofit organization operating in Appleton and/or the surrounding Fox Cities communities.

Applicants should not think of Octoberfest as a source of annual revenue or operating expenses, annual fund drives, endowment funds, projects already completed or expenses typically considered to be overhead.

Octoberfest will not fund labor or employee expenses, facility upkeep or maintenance, nor pay for scholarships or individual participation in events, trips, or other similar opportunities.

Consideration for any future grant applications from a recipient organization is contingent upon completion of the Final Report for all previous grants awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

Octoberfest will review applications three times per year and if your grant is awarded, a final report will be required. They consider awarding grants for the same project for three consecutive years, with a year off before an organization can re-apply for the same project to be funded.

Deadline dates:
- December 15, 2019: Reviewed/awarded January 2020
- March 15, 2020: Reviewed/awarded April 2020
- June 15, 2020: Reviewed/awarded July 2020


Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Katie Gaffney, Managing Director, Octoberfest
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce
125 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911

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USA: Wisconsin: Appleton and/or Fox Cities Area

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