Give Chippewa County

We are a membership-driven giving circle offering grants to local nonprofits while building an endowed fund with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County.

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Give Chippewa County

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  • Dec 5th Social - 5:30 pm at Cook Rutledge Mansion (505 W Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729)

Our Mission

Connecting generations of caring citizens by encouraging each to support the greater good of our communities so we can dream bigger and achieve more.

Our Vision

Educate, attract, and nurture effective and ongoing multigenerational giving to support the current and future needs and opportunities in our Chippewa County communities.

Our Purpose

Give Chippewa County connects multiple generations of generous individuals that want to give back to Chippewa County. By coming together, our members provide near-term support through grants and long-term support through the building of an endowment fund that is designed to create perpetual support to our community.

Give Chippewa County was created with the goal to provide an opportunity to pool resources with others to continue the generous spirit of Chippewa County. You do not need to wealthy, to be involved in and or have a voice in philanthropy.

The Give Chippewa County Giving Circle is closely linked with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County. The endowment is a fund held with the Foundation and designed to provide a perpetual gift amount to local organizations as determined by the members.

Who We Support

Give Chippewa County supports local non-profits and charitable organizations that are designed to assist different areas of our community where resources are needed to fulfill their mission. Our members vote to determine where funds are directed and which charitable organizations are supported.


Become a Member

  • Be a part of the philanthropic culture of Chippewa County.
  • Mentor and network with multigenerational like-minded community members at Give Chippewa County events.
  • Learn more about the Chippewa County communities, especially the local non-profit and charitable organizations.
  • Build a better future for Chippewa County.
  • Experience a sense of community collaboration, fulfillment, and personal satisfaction.

Annual membership cost is $250 per individual or household couple over the age of 21. Complete the online membership form and mail it with your donation.

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Get Involved

Help us create the structure for our organization and plan for the future by joining a committee:

  • Education & Events Committee
  • Membership & Marketing Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Development Committee
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2023 Grant Finalists

It's that time of year when we get to put into motion our giving spirit and give back to a few amazing projects in our county. Please review the five grant finalists, and vote for ONE by August 21st.

Please be advised that this is a members only vote. If you are not a member, there is still time to join today and vote this week! 

Vote Now

How to Apply for a Grant

Give Chippewa County grants are awarded to local non-profits and charitable organizations serving Chippewa County. Grant funding supports: arts and culture, community development, education, environment and animal welfare, and health and human services.

Applications are available during the funding cycle starting on July 1. Submissions are due on July 25. For more information, email

How Grants Are Awarded

Each year Give Chippewa County will hold at least one grant cycle that will provide funds to local non-profits and charitable organizations. Funds granted will come from a portion of the Give Chippewa County annual membership donations and the Give Chippewa County Endowment Fund.

Give Chippewa County members will vote to determine which organizations are most deserving of the funds to be granted.

The winner(s) of each grant cycle will be announced at an upcoming Give Chippewa County event. Also at the event, previous Give Chippewa County grant recipients will have an opportunity to share with the Give Chippewa County members how they used their grant dollars.

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