Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of Dunn County (CFDC)
08/01/19 4:00 PM Postmarked or Receipt
Grants typically ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Dunn County, Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, IHEs, groups, and clubs for programs that meet the needs of local communities. Funding is specifically intended for programs in the areas of health, education, recreation, environment, heritage, arts, culture, humanitarian needs, and other civic initiatives. Preference will be given to applications which have the potential to impact a broad range of Dunn County area residents. Applications with clear objectives and a method for measuring and sharing impact will be given preference.
The Foundation's funds support health-related initiatives that benefit the service area of the Red Cedar Medical Center–Mayo Health System through a variety of initiatives that:
-Enhance the health status of the community
-Promote health education and healthy lifestyle choices for community residents
-Improve community-based health services that include oral, mental, and behavioral health
-Conduct applied health research
-Improve and expand healthcare delivery and integrate prevention efforts
-Address human needs such as food security, housing, and safety
-Improve intervention efforts and increase self-sufficiency of at-risk populations
Program Development or Expansion: Community grant funding can help organizations offer new, innovative programs to better meet the changing needs of the community through projects or activities that:
-Take an imaginative and innovative approach to deepen impact
-Serve a broad and wide range of Dunn County citizens
-Solve critical local problems or address critical local needs
-Can be sustained without continued funding from the Community Foundation
-Encourage collaboration and cooperation among charities and does not duplicate services
-Have measurable impact on the community that can be evaluated and shared
Capacity Building: When used strategically, grant awards can increase an organization’s sustainability so it can better serve the community today and into the future. It is not meant to simply sustain day-to-day activity – it is meant to help an organization reach a new level of operating effectiveness. Capacity building grants are broad and can support various improvement efforts to:
- Form new partnerships or collaborations to improve services or eliminate duplication
- Strengthen governance, leadership or staff expertise
- Refine and improve communications and outreach
- Improve volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement
- Acquire or improve impact measurement tools and evaluation capacity
- Secure equipment/assets that allow the organization to operate more efficiently and effectively
GrantWatch ID#: 173442
For each grant cycle, an average of 20 applications are submitted, with 12-15 organizations receiving a grant for full or partial funding.
The average grant amount is $2,500 with typical award amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Large, multi-year awards are not typically offered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email a copy of the application to:
Samantha Phillipps, Grants & Services Manager
Mail or hand-deliver three copies to:
Community Foundation of Dunn County
500 Main Street E, #322
Menomonie, WI 54751
USA: Wisconsin: Dunn County