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Shawano Area Community Foundation

Preserving and improving the quality of life in Shawano and the surrounding area.

Foundation-Directed
Donor-Directed
Families of Funds

Purpose

Grants from the Shawano Area Community Foundation’s Shawano Area Fund come from fundraising activities and unrestricted funds that donors established intending that the boards of the SACF and the Community Foundation determine the best ways to use the grant money to meet ongoing community needs. The grants are intended to improve the quality of life in the greater Shawano area.

What We Fund

  • Creative new activities or services: New programs, one-time projects, events, exhibits, studies or surveys.
  • Enhancement or strengthening of existing activities: Projects to enhance, expand or strengthen the range, quantity and/or quality of an organization’s programs and services.
  • Small capital investments: Items that are directly related to program delivery or service to clients, such as a refrigerator for a food pantry or equipment to comply with ADA requirements.
  • Recurring events: Exhibits, presentations, performances or non-fundraising events that occur on a periodic basis. Grants for recurring events will typically not exceed $2,500 annually per organization for a maximum of three years.

Range of grantmaking: Up to $5,000
Applications Accepted: July 1 – Oct. 1
Deadline: Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. In the event Oct. 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following Monday at 4pm. Grant decisions are made the end of November. 

What We Don't Fund

  • General operating expenses not related to the proposed project.
  • Organizations that don’t serve residents of Shawano County.
  • Organizations or needs not eligible per the grant policies listed above.

To Apply

  • Read our general grant policies.
  • Applicants must be registered on our grant portal to apply. Please keep in mind registration processing may take one to two business days. Register or login here: grant portal.
  • After login, under the portal heading “GRANT APPLICANT” select “AVAILABLE GRANTS” and look for the Shawano Area Community Foundation application.