Grants Overview & Application Form

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

All of our funds generate charitable donations that go back into the Marshfield area. Since our founding in 1993, the Community Foundation has disbursed grants totaling $30 million. In 2019, we gave back over $4.7 million to our community through a variety of grants to support the greatest needs and interests of the Marshfield Area.

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

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 – $1,000
Columbus Catholic Schools – Social Emotional Learning – $2,000
Workforce Resource, Inc – Supporting Work-Based Training – $2,609
Marshfield Area United Way – Heckel House – $5,000
Sustainable Marshfield – School Forest Solar Panels – $603
Marshfield Cultural Fair – $2,000
MHS Student Council – $2,000

2019 Community Grants Recipients
Community Gardens Compost Bin Project- $400
Marshfield Area United Way Diaper Drive Project- $1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin Spencer Mentoring Program- $1,000
Alliance for a Greener Marshfield Reusable Bag Project- $800
Downtown Friday Nights Concert Series- $1,000
Neillsville Granton Trails to Rails Project- $2,500
Central Wisconsin Royal Family Kids Mentoring Program- $2,000
Strong Bodies- $500
Marshfield Area Respite Care Center- $2,400
Heritage Museum Theater Exhibit- $5,000
Better Way Clubhouse (part of MILC) – $1,500
Community Thanksgiving Dinner – $500