As of Feb. 5, 2019, the Spark process is temporarily not accepting applications unless they are for activities taking place after July 1, 2019 (the beginning of the Community Foundation’s new fiscal year.) Due to an increase in the number and quality of applications through our Spark process funding is very limited. If you created a Spark application in our online grant portal but have not yet submitted it, your application may still be considered, but please contact our staff to discuss this further.
Spark grants support projects or events that align with our focus areas and priorities and need a smaller amount of funding. These grants are awarded year-round using a short application with a quick decision. Grants typically will support the same event or project for a maximum of three years. We will award no more than two Spark applications from the same organization in one fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
Range of grantmaking: Typically up to $2,500 for events and up to $5,000 for projects (longer-term programs or exhibits).
Deadline: Must complete both inquiry and application at least 60 calendar days prior to event date or project start date.
Register for the online grant portal. Portal registration approval may take one to two business days to process, so keep this in mind to ensure your grant application is received 60 days prior to the event.
Questions? Contact Community Engagement Manager, Carolyn Desrosiers at 920-702-7625 or [email protected]
Want to learn how to make your grant successful? Check out our grant workshops.
Questions? Visit our Bright Idea Fund FAQ page.