The purpose of the Douglas County Disaster and Welfare Fund is to fund nonprofit organizations to support general public relief and welfare and provide financial assistance to Douglas County residents in the event of a disaster.
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of organizations that could receive a grant from this fund:
- Funds, services or goods that are provided by nonprofit organizations to individuals and families with low incomes, including
- Shelter and housing;
- Access to health care, mental health care, chemical health treatment, and wellness supports;
- Senior services;
- Financial coaching;
- Job training and employment coaching;
- Adult Basic Education
- Addressing systemic issues resulting from disaster events (e.g. mental health needs, housing needs, etc.).
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Provide service to residents within Douglas County, Wisconsin.
Grants generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Fall 2023 Grant Cycle
- Application available September 1, 2023 – October 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
- Project begin date: January 1, 2024, or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in January 2024. Notifications will be emailed at the end of December 2023.