Ellsworth Chamber Community Matching-Funds
The Ellsworth Chamber Community Matching-Fund Grants Program is intended to support not-for-profit organizations and efforts that help enhance the quality of life in our community. The goal of this program is to support groups in our community in planning activities and enhancing the community through tactical urbanism projects.Funds must be used to provide a direct benefit to Ellsworth in one of two ways:
- Activities Project – Shifting from special events to activities has been proven to provide a far better return on investment for downtown retailers, restaurants, and other local businesses. This sub-category is meant to help fund a long-term (multiple weeks to multiple months) activity in our community (i.e. splash pad, music instruments, giant outdoor Scrabble, etc.).
- Tactical Urbanism Project - A type of low-cost, temporary change to the built environment intended to improve local neighborhoods and city gathering places (i.e. pedestrian plazas, parklets, pop-up bike lanes, etc.).
Grants may be applied for at any time. The Chamber Board of Directors will determine the amount of funds available on an annual basis. The Board will establish a Community Grants Selection Committee, which will consider and respond to all requests from the community for funds.
Submit completed grant applications/documents to Eteam@ellsworthchamber.com or by mailing to Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 927, Ellsworth, WI 54011