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Community Enhancement Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits to Benefit Greater
Wausau and Marathon County Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Deadline Date:

12/03/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for creative programs that will strengthen communities in Marathon County and the greater Wausau area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Priority is given to programs that address a specific need and are sustainable over a long period of time.

In awarding Community Enhancement Grants, the Distributions Committee favors innovative proposals that:

-Enhance the vibrancy and livability of the greater Wausau area and Marathon County.
-Apply the Community Foundation’s resources where they will be used wisely to make a long-term, tangible difference in meeting a specific community need.
-Demonstrate community impact and outreach.
-Reduce service duplication and promote agency collaboration.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176486

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Consideration is given primarily to those organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

Generally not funded:
-Annual campaigns
-Operating expenses or losses
-Debt retirement
-Direct support of individuals
-Sectarian causes

The Community Foundation only considers applications from organizations that do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, familial status, handicap, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, lawful sources of income, national origin, or any other discriminatory practice prohibited by state or federal law. Applicants will be asked to provide their organization’s nondiscrimination policy.

Pre-Application Information:

It is highly recommended that applicants discuss their idea with Foundation staff prior to submitting a complete application.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 PM on the first working day of March, June, September, and/or December to be reviewed within that grant cycle.

Applicants are generally notified by program staff regarding the status of their application within 30 days of the application deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Sue Nelson, Program Manager

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
500 First Street, Suite 2600
Wausau, WI 54403

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Greater Wausau Area and Marathon County