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Winneconne Area Community Foundation ready for first grants - August 29 2014

Nonprofits invited to apply, learn about process at Sept. 9 workshop

WINNECONNE, Wis. - On the heels of its successful community fundraising campaign, the Winneconne Area Community Foundation (WACF) is ready to give back for the first time through two competitive grant programs.

"It's very exciting for us. We want to get the word out to let people know that we are here to connect them with resources," said Kate Pfaendtner, Board president. "We are so grateful that the community stepped up to meet the $25,000 challenge, so we want to be sure we make a lasting impact with our first grants."

Charitable organizations that provide services to residents of the Winneconne Area School District, which include the Village of Winneconne and towns of Larsen, Winchester, Poygan and Buttes des Morts, are encouraged to apply.

Grants from the WACF Fund support projects or new programs for a broad range of purposes to a variety of charitable organizations that focus on arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services.

Grants from the Winneconne Basic Needs Fund support programs that meet residents' basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter.

To help introduce the competitive grants process, a free grantseekers workshop will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Fin 'n' Feather, 22 W. Main St. Registration is required. Please call 920-426-3993 or click here to reserve a seat.

Eligible grant recipients are public charities that serve residents of the Winneconne Area School District. To apply, click here. Applicants must apply online to be considered. The deadline is Oct. 10. Grant decisions will be announced in November. Please direct questions to Director of Programs Amy Putzer by calling the Foundation or by email.

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation benefits charitable organizations in the Winneconne Community School District, which includes Larsen, Winchester, Poygan and
Buttes des Morts. An affiliate of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, donors enjoy maximum tax benefits. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.
 

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