Mary H. Rice Community Innovation Fund

Mission
The Mary H. Rice Community Innovation Fund supports organizations serving youth, arts & culture, and those in need in Ashland and Bayfield counties, Gaa-Miskwaabikaang/Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Mashkiiziibii/Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Grants may support general operating and other expenses.  Capital campaign funding is ineligible.  Preference is given to requests serving youth, arts & culture, and those in need in Bayfield County Gaa-Miskwaabikaang/Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

Eligibility
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
  • Grants shall exclusively be made to organizations serving Ashland and Bayfield counties, Gaa-Miskwaabikaang/Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Mashkiiziibii/Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Preference is given to benefit Bayfield County and Gaa-Miskwaabikaang/Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

 

Grant range
Grants generally range from $4,000 to $8,000.

Application timeline

Spring 2024 Grant Cycle

  • Application available January 2, 2024 – March 1, 2024 at 5 pm
  • Grant begin date: June 1, or later.
  • If awarded, funds would be available in June. Notifications will be emailed at the end of May.