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Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund Grants

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Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation - Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund (CBACF)

Deadline Date:

03/01/18 5:00 PM


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Grants from $300 to $2,500 to Wisconsin nonprofits providing services to the Chequamegon Bay Area. Applicants must submit a letter of intent at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Funding is intended to support organizations that meet the changing needs of the community in the following six areas: arts, environment, human services, education, and economic development.

The Chequamegon Bay Area includes the Washburn School District, the Ashland School District including Odanah, and the central community of the Bad River Reservation.

Within these areas, priority will be given to projects that:
- Strengthen community ties between individuals and collaboration between organizations within our service area
- Address underlying causes of community problems
- Undertake studies on matters that impact civic issues or public policy
- Build an organization's program and/or management
- Respond to community needs that require moderate grant money but produce significant results
- Are new in nature and require start-up funds

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159682

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants from Unrestricted Funds range from $300-$2,500.

Term of Contract:

Grant awards from Unrestricted Funds cannot provide long-term or permanent support. In some cases, more than one year of funding may be considered to ensure the stability of a new organization or program.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply an organization must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must provide services to, residents of the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund's service area.
- Organizations must be classified as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public agencies under Section 170(c)(1).

The following areas are of low priority and usually will not be considered for funding:
- Capital and equipment requests
- Ongoing program support

The Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund Advisory Board (CBACF) does not award grants from Unrestricted Funds for the following:
- Endowments
- Religious organizations for direct religious activities
- Medical research
- Fund-raising activities
- Debt retirement
- Funding for an organization’s own re-granting activities
- Individuals
- Political organizations or campaigns
- Organizations that have, as a substantial part of their purpose, influencing legislation
- Activities that are normally the responsibility of government

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants create and submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Please note that all interested applicants must submit a letter of intent at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. DSACF staff review the applicant's LOI.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

The Advisory Board or their appointees will review grant applications and awards will be announced in May.

Application process:

For the Foundation's grantmaking priorities:

Contact Information:

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

For the online application:

Kursula Harris, Grants Management Assistant

Street Address
222 East Superior Street
Zeitgeist Arts Bldg #302
Duluth, MN 55802

Laura Fox or Keri Cavitt

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Wisconsin: Washburn School District, the Ashland School District including Odanah, and the central community of the Bad River Reservation.

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