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Pablo Foundation accepts grant applications during our two open grant cycles in the spring and fall; each grant cycle will be opened for approximately a month and a half. You can access our grant portal here or by clicking the "Apply for a Grant" button below. Signing up for our email updates is the most efficient way to receive announcements on when our grant cycles will open and close; click here to sign up.


If using the online portal to submit a grant request, applicants must create a username and password and be eligible to submit an application. (See more on the Eligibility page.) All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their request within two months following each cycle deadline. 


Paper and mail applications are available by submitting an online request or by calling (715) 523-2653. Paper and mail applications will be sent out based on the same eligibility requirements.


In awarding grant requests, Pablo Foundation’s Board of Directors will carefully review each application based on the following factors:

  1. Meets the Foundation’s mission and commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

  2. Meets the Foundation’s mission and commitment to organizational and project-specific Environmental Sustainability.

  3. Is innovative, transformative, and either fulfills an existing gap or meets a new need concerning health, housing, education, and/or the arts in the greater Eau Claire area.

  4. Demonstrates a need for funding along with the significance of the impact in the greater Eau Claire area, including the number of people from varying backgrounds that will benefit and the longevity of the impact.

  5. Illustrates financial sustainability of the project with strong economic projections.

  6. Receives multiple sources of support, both public and private.

  7. Secures strong partnerships with local government entities and other nonprofit organizations to meet the requesting organization’s goals. 

  8. Explains how the organization’s services complement or differ from other similar services provided in the area. 

  9. Has fulfilled all obligations to submit Progress Reports for previously awarded grants in a timely manner, highlighting measurable impact in the greater Eau Claire area consistent with Pablo Foundation’s mission and commitments.

  10. Has not been awarded a Pablo Foundation grant within the past 12 months OR showcases how the current request is vastly different from the grant awarded within the past 12 months.

For further insights and advice on our grant process, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

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