The fund sustains the quality of life on Madeline Island through support of nonprofit organizations located on or serving Madeline Island. The fund provides assistance to these project types: educational opportunities, the environment, human services and historical or cultural preservation. The fund encourages co-sponsorship or co-funding of projects, such as by corporations, regional foundations, individuals and/or organizations. Projects receive priority if they help children and youth within the above areas of emphasis. Ongoing program support is a low priority.
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of projects:
- Educational programs that emphasize environmental, historical and cultural awareness
- Projects and/or programs directly relating to La Pointe School students, preschool students and summer families’ children
- Projects and/or programs that enhance access to health care and promote a healthy lifestyle for all Madeline Island residents
- Training and equipment to provide for safety and well-being
- Education and educational materials
- Programs and/or projects that enhance Madeline Island residents’ cultural life through visual arts, music and/or history
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
- Be located on or provide service to residents of Madeline Island
Grants generally range from $500 to $1,000.
- Application available March 1-April 3, 2023 (due by 5 p.m.)
- Project begin date: July 1 or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in July. Notifications will be emailed at the end of June.