The Community Foundation of Dunn County (CFDC) is now accepting grant applications from area non-profits, government organizations, and community groups seeking support for 2021 programs or projects that benefit Dunn County.
The Community Foundation of Dunn County’s mission is to connect people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Dunn County, now and for future generations. Competitive grants are available to non-profit organizations and community groups for projects or programs that fulfill a community need in such areas as health, the arts, culture, heritage, the environment, recreation, education, humanitarian needs and other civic initiatives. These grants are provided by CFDC funds created by local families, philanthropists, corporations and private foundations for the betterment of Dunn County and to enrich the lives of those who live here.
Community Grants enable nonprofits and charitable groups to better serve their local communities. In setting priorities for making grants, we consider the needs of the Dunn County area, the programs of other funding agencies, and our available resources. Projects which are supported generally fall under one of the following broad categories:
- Community Health & Wellbeing
- Program Development or Expansion
- Capacity Building
The average grant amount is $2,500 with typical award amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000, totaling approximately $70,000 or more in grant awards annually. For each grant cycle, an average of 20 applications is submitted, with 12-15 organizations receiving a grant for full or partial funding.
The Foundation welcomes grant requests from nonprofit organizations and civic groups that serve Dunn County citizens. Eligible entities include:
- Independent nonprofit organizations
- Charitable organizations classified as 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code
- Local units of state or national organizations
- Groups of individuals or clubs organized to sponsor a charitable project
Organizations must serve residents of the Foundation’s service area. Preference will be given to applications which have the potential to impact a broad range of Dunn County area residents.
For more information, visit http://cfdunncounty.org/receive/grant-guidelines/