Apply for a CAE Grant

At the CAE Celebration of Philanthropy event, President Henry St. Maurice recognized Ilse Esveld, President of the Columbus Fall / River Rotary Club, recipient of a 2017 CAE grant to support Project WASH water-education projects in Columbus and Fall River schools.

CAE grants are limited to institutions that serve the people of the Columbus Wisconsin area with nonprofit status.

NOTICE:
2019 Grant Reports and 2020 Grant Applications are due by
September 1, 2020

 

CAE does not fund:

  • Organizations that practice discrimination;
  • Annual campaigns;
  • Capital grants to support ongoing maintenance and operations;
  • Debt retirement;
  • Endowments not held by CAE;
  • Health care services, including mental health;
  • Lobbying;
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes;
  • Scholarships;
  • Short-term events and celebrations, such as conferences or fund-raisers, festivals;
  • Simultaneous requests from the same organization;
  • Substance abuse treatment.

Read more about CAE's grantmaking program, or click here [PDF] to download the application. 

Types of Grants

  • Program grants that support new programs or expansion of existing programs that have a track record of success;
  • Capital grants that support construction or purchase of facilities, land, vehicles, or equipment.

Examples of Grants 

  • $250 Columbus Community Hospital Foundation
  • $250 Columbus Area Senior Center
  • $250 Columbus Club House
  • $250 Columbus Fireman’s Service Corporation

Grant Guidelines

  • Grants may range up to $5,000
  • Grants must include a cover page, narrative, and budget
  • Grant recipients are limited to one grant per 12-month grant cycle, as set by dates of award letters
  • Grant recipients must submit final reports at least once and more often in some cases
  • Previous recipients whose reports have not been filed will lose eligibility
  • Grants must include proof of nonprofit 501(c)(3) status
  • Grants must include a roster of organization’s board members
  • Grant applications must be submitted by September 1, 2020 to:

Columbus Area Endowment
P.O. Box 423
Columbus, WI 53925
or columbusendowment@gmail.com

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