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Grant applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. Grant cycles will be open for approximately one month prior to each grant cycle due date of December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st. Signing up to receive our e-blasts is the most efficient way to receive announcements on when our grant cycles open and close; click here to sign up. Please check our website frequently about one month prior to each grant cycle deadline to ensure grant requests are submitted on time.


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

  1. Meets the Foundation’s mission or diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  2. Demonstrates a need for funding and explains how the use of funds will impact lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

  3. Significance of the impact, including the number of people from varying backgrounds that will benefit and the longevity of the impact.

  4. Financial sustainability of the project with strong economic projections.

  5. Environmental sustainability of the project with demonstrable efforts to leave as minimal of a carbon footprint as possible.

  6. Other sources of support, both public and private.

  7. Strong partnerships with local government entities and other nonprofits to meet the requesting organization’s goal.

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