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Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs to Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Major Projects


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Funding Source
Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin Inc
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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin: Portage and Waushara counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations and government entities for programs to enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible communities. Funding is intended for projects that will have a major positive impact. Eligible applicants are those located in Portage and/or Waushara counties.

Mission Areas

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Helping People
  • Wellness

Eligible Projects

  • Unique community programs or projects for the benefit of Portage or Waushara counties
  • Capital Campaigns


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Nonprofit agencies, organizations, or government entities that are state and federal tax exempt
- Established community groups wishing to complete a community program or project for the benefit of the general public of Portage or Waushara counties

- Operating expenses
- Projects in which CFCWI funds will provide more than 50% of total project budget
- Endowment Funds
- Individuals
- Lobbying/political
- Debt retirement
- Requests for emergency funding or other financial shortfalls
- General solicitation requests

Pre-Application Information
Applications Open: May 15
Applications Close: June 15
Decision: Mid-September

Organizations may only submit one Major Project application per year.

Potential applicants are encouraged to reach out to Marlee in advance of their application submission to discuss their proposal and address any questions.

Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
This cycle will fund up to one project annually in the range of $25,000-$50,000.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Marlee Samuels
Director of Donor Services & Programs

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