The Waupaca Area Community Foundation (WACF) is currently offering a $25,000 Community Enhancement Grant, calling on nonprofit organizations serving community members in the Waupaca area to propose visionary projects or programs related to their 2023 focus on Waupaca’s Future, specifically their young children from birth to five years old and their families and caregivers.
Donor Name: Waupaca Area Community Foundation
County: Waupaca County (WI)
Cities: Waupaca, Weyauwega
Village: Iola, Scandinavia, Fremont
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $25,000
Research demonstrates the positive impacts of high-quality early childhood experiences on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development for children and their families and by extension, the whole community. How can we better support children from birth to age five and their families and caregivers? What gaps exist in Waupaca related to early childhood development, childcare (both home-based and center-based), COVID learning loss or enrichment programs? Successful grant applications will focus on children from birth to five and include some or all of the following criteria:
Successful grant applications will answer these critical questions, and include some or all of the following criteria:
- Innovative thinking
- Inclusive leadership and collaboration
- Community input
- Clear/detailed planning
- Consideration of changing demographics
A single grant of $25,000 will be awarded. WACF is seeking proposals where a one-time grant of that amount will make a significant difference.
Nonprofit organizations, schools, 3K and 4K programs, nonprofit childcare centers, and tribal and governmental entities are all eligible. Applicants from throughout the greater Waupaca area will be considered (Waupaca, Weyauwega, Fremont, Iola, Scandinavia).
Direct service, new programs or program expansions, systems-level work, and capital projects will all be considered.
What can not be Funded
The Community Enhancement Grant will not fund:
- Multiyear requests
- General operating expenses not related to the proposed project
- Initiatives that do not serve the greater Waupaca area
For more information, visit Community Enhancement Grants.