Our Community Impact Funds address a broad range of key challenges. The Community Foundation envisions a Dunn County where all residents enjoy a healthy, rewarding life. Funding for these key areas comes from unrestricted and field-of-interest funds. The community foundation’s staff, Grants Committee, and board seek out the best proposals, the most needed projects and the most qualified nonprofits to offer them through an annual competitive grant cycle.
The Community Impact Funds are, in effect, a savings account, protecting and serving the needs of our county.
Due to community support, the following two funds are actively making grants to our community. In the first three month of 2014 we have given out over $40,000 in grants from these two funds:
The Clarence Heckel Fund
The Betty Gesche Fund
These funds provides our board of trustees with the flexibility it needs to address Dunn County’s most significant social, cultural, educational and environmental needs; respond quickly to emergencies; and facilitate innovative responses to community challenges.
HEALTHY FUTURES FUND
The Healthy Futures Fund is the Community Foundation’s major source for competitive grants in the health field. Its objectives are to improve the health and well-being of Dunn County Residents by supporting direct health care needs, health education, increasing awareness and sharing quality of life opportunities to benefit all citizens. It also seeks non-traditional partnerships and collaborations; and innovative programs that have countywide impact and are replicable in other communities.
Philanthropy does indeed matter
These funds are in development. They need to reach their endowment goals of $25,000 before they can begin to grant out. Please help us reach our goal if you are inspired by the objectives of one of these funds.
This is Your Community
We know you care: about education, your neighbors, the environment. We do, too. Together, we can make a difference.
For donors, we work with you to find the best way to support the causes you care about: by creating your own named charitable fund or by donating to a pooled fund. Learn about the different fund options we have available, from Donor Advised Funds which offer you flexibility to focus on your distinctive charitable goals, to Field of Interest Funds where you can entrust the Foundation with the selection of the most needed programs to receive grant funding based on a competitive process.
In addition learn about giving now vs giving later. You can be assured that your charitable wished can be fulfilled by meeting with Foundation staff to discuss your planned gift.