Starting January 1, 2015, the Headwaters Foundation for Justice will begin another grant cycle for its Community Innovation Grants, in partnership with the Bush Foundation. Headwaters’ Community Innovation Grants range from $500 to $10,000 and may be used b y communities as part of civic research and development to test and develop solutions to community challenges. At least 50% of available grant funds will go to projects that address economic and racial disparities. Eligible programs must be completed within a single year, must fit with the Foundation’s Theory of Change requiring resourceful, collaborative, and inclusive processes, must have a clear implementation plan, and a clear projected impact. Eligible organizations may be based anywhere in Minnesota. Please review the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Grants as well as North Dakota’s Consensus Council and the South Dakota Community Foundation to be sure you are choosing the Community Innovation Grant structure and funding that is right for your organization and its needs. Organizations that are funded by or seeking funding from the Bush Foundation may not also seek funding through the Headwaters Foundation. This funding cycle will end January 15, 2015. For complete information and application materials, please see the Headwaters Foundation’s Community Innovation Grants Web page linked above.
Serving the counties of Portage, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, West Shawano, Taylor, and Wood, the Central Wisconsin Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2015-2016 funding cycle. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations located in or serving the populations of one or more of the above counties. Eligible projects will increase opportunities for minority and rural women to receive health screenings and treatment, especially mammography; direct outreach to women not included via traditional outreach methods; bring diverse organizations together in partnership to eradicate breast cancer through education, research, screening, and treatment; and remove barriers preventing minority and rural women from getting the breast health care and screenings that they need. Particular focus is being placed on Lincoln and Marathon counties for this work. For complete information, please see the Central Wisconsin Affiliate’s How to Apply for Community Grants Web page. The deadline for applications is December 19.