Application Purpose & Timeline

Grants from field of interest and unrestricted funds are made through a competitive grant application process. Grant amounts from these funds vary from year to year and are disclosed on this page by February 1 of each year. One grant is awarded from each fund annually. The following funds participate in the competitive grant application process:
 
Lakeshore Protecting Animal Welfare Fund To promote health and welfare of companion animals in Calumet, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan Counties.
Grant Amount Application Open Date Application Due Date Notification Date
$0.00  February 1 March 15 April 30
 
To promote the work of organizations that address human needs in Manitowoc County.
Grant Amount Application Open Date Application Due Date Notification Date
 $0.00 February 1 March 15 April 30

Application Review Process & Grant Monitoring

Grant Review

The Foundation's staff verifies the completeness of the applications and that the applicant organizations qualify under the Foundation's due diligence requirements. The Grants Committee selects the grant recipient after reviewing and evaluating the grant applications. Funding decisions are communicated to the applicants, via email, approximately six weeks after the application due date.

Grant Agreement

The grant recipient receives a grant agreement which establishes the grant conditions and must be signed by the grant recipient. Grant funds are not released until the signed grant agreement is returned and conditions, if any, are met.

Grant Reports
The grant recipient may be  required to submit a grant report(s) in accordance with the grant agreement or at the Foundation's request. An organization will be ineligible for future funding until the requested grant report is submitted. Staff and/or the Grants Committee may conduct a site visit, with regard to a grant.

What We Don't Fund Through Field of Interest and Unrestricted Funds

  • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3).
  • General operating expenses.
  • Debt reduction.
  • Any proposal that promotes a particular religion, political affiliation, or lobbying.
  • Fundraising activities.
  • Grants to individuals.
  • Agency endowments.
 
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