Grants Overview & Application Form


New in 2023! Two Grant Cycles

Community Grants Spring Cycle:

Applications Open: January 1 – 20; Notification: Wed. February 22 (NOW CLOSED)

Community Grants Fall Cycle:

Applications Open: Aug 1 – 20; Notification: Wed. September 20


Giving money back is what Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. is all about!

Community Grants are also supported by our Community Grants Fund,  Women’s Giving Circle Fund, Senior Citizen’s Endowment Fund, The Marshfield Area Community Foundation Forever Fund, and several other funds, including the Heinzen Family Fund. Community Grants are discretionary grants awarded annually on a competitive basis. Community Grants are our best means of responding to new or changing charitable needs in our community. Contact us with questions at
Community Grant Application FormCommunity Grant Guidelines

Also, The Greg and Sally Rindfleisch Performing Arts Fund (PAF) provides monetary grants each year to non-profit performing arts organizations in the Marshfield area.
PAF Grant Application FormPAF Grant GuidelinesPAF Past Recipients


2022 Community Grants

Grants available thru the Foundation’s Forever Fund, The Mike Tauschek Fund, The Heinzen Family Fund, the Community Grants Fund, The Cole Family Music Fund, The Women’s Giving Circle Fund, The Senior Endowment Fund, & the Forward Bank CMMA donation

  • South Beach Chamber Ensemble – Up North Concert
  • Wood Co. Health Dept. – Marshfield Bike Share program
  • Marshfield Cultural Fair
  • Huey’s Hideaway – Summer Camp in Medford
  • Spencer Community Boosters – Concession Stand project
  • Chestnut Center for the Arts – Accessible bathroom remodel
  • Marshfield Area Pet Shelter – Community spay/neuter program
  • St. Vincent de Paul – Memorial Garden project
  • Marshfield Rotary – Rotary Winter Wonderland Celebration
  • Memory Lane Farm – Scholarships and Garden project
  • United 4 Community Wellness – Community Kindness project
  • Memory Lane Farm – Gardens & Camp Scholarships
  • Marshfield Parks & Rec – Ukulele Group
  • MakerSpace – Collaborate & Create
  • Leadership Mfld Project – CatTale Walk at Mfld Public Library
  • UWSP-Marshfield – Student Food Pantry
  • MACY-MHTF – Suicide Awareness/Remembrance Event
  • MACCI – Workplace Positivity Speaker
  • Wildwood Zoological Society – Howl-oween Event
  • Feed My People – Mobile Food Bank in Owen-Withee
  • Indianhead Community Action Agency – Home visit program
  • Marshfield Area Respite Care Center – Music Therapy
  • School Based Mental Health Consortium – Spanish Interpretation Services
  • Workforce Resource – Seniors Job Training


2021 Community Grants 

Grants available thru the following funds & donations- Wood Co. Medical Society, Forward CMMA, Mfld History Project Fund, Cole Music Fund, Community Grants Fund, Heinzen Community Grants Fund, Senior Endowment Fund, & the Women’s Giving Circle Fund
  • South Beach Chamber Ensemble for a concert August 7th at Chestnut Ctr. for the Arts
  • Raised beds for the Wood Co. Master Gardener Volunteers
  • Cultural Fair Fund support for programs
  • Rails to Trails for Neillsville Improvement Corporation
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace for the Spencer Area Project
  • Spay/Neuter program for Marshfield Area Pet Shelter
  • Hub City Days DJ for teens to Main Street Marshfield
  • Emergency Communications Trailer for the Heart of WI Amateur Radio Group,Inc.
  • Veteran’s Honor Wall
  • UWSP-Mfld- Marshfield Symphony tickets for area youth
  • St Vincent de Paul Outreach Free Medical Clinic
  • Pittsville Schools- outdoor classroom
  • MACCI- Leadership Marshfield lunch
  • Wood Co. Human Svcs – Community Elf Program
  • Children’s Wisconsin – safety boxes

2020 Community Grants Recipients
(Supported by the Forever Fund, Community Grants Fund, Chronquist Senior Fund, Cole Music Fund, and Women’s Giving Circle Fund.)
Clark County – Bookworm Project
Columbus Catholic Schools – Social Emotional Learning
Workforce Resource, Inc – Supporting Work-Based Training
Marshfield Area United Way – Heckel House
Sustainable Marshfield – School Forest Solar Panels
Marshfield Cultural Fair
MHS Student Council

Expenditure responsibility requires: 

Conducting a pre-grant inquiry including a reasonable investigation of the grantee to ensure that the proposed activity is charitable and that the grantee is able to perform the proposed activity. 

 Executing a written agreement with the grantee that specifies the charitable purposes of the grant and includes provisions that prohibit use of the funds for lobbying activities and require the grantee to return any funds not used for the designated purposes.