The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin recently distributed nearly $100,000 through its Community Arts Grant Fund to 24 local organizations to assist them with their arts-related programming.

By: Sue Nelson
Program Officer

9 JUNE 2020

The Community Foundation Awards Nearly $100,000 in Support of the Arts

WAUSAU, WI —The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin recently distributed nearly $100,000 through its Community Arts Grant Fund to 24 local organizations to assist them with their arts-related programming.

This year, in addition to traditional programming grants of up to $5,000, special funding was designated for Community Arts COVID-19 Response Grants for organizations needing immediate relief due to the effects of COVID-19 on those organizations. Of the $98,545 awarded, $39,000 was for COVID-19 related aid and $59,545 was awarded for traditional programming requests.

Projects designed to complement, enhance, or expand new or existing cultural activities throughout Marathon County were eligible to receive funding. To qualify, some portion or outcome of the project must be open to the public.

Funding for the Community Arts Grant program has been provided through the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin’s Wausau Marathon County Fund.  The Wisconsin Arts Board awarded an $18,600 grant to the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board, to bring decision-making on arts funding to the local level. Partnered by a $31,400 grant from the Foundation’s Wausau Marathon County Fund, and a $50,000 match by the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation this program will continue to make a tremendous impact on the Arts within Marathon County in the upcoming year.

The deadline to apply for a Community Arts Grant in 2021 is April 15, 2021.  Contact Sue Nelson, Program Officer at the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin at 715-845-9555 for grant guidelines and application instructions.

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