An applicant must be a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and should not be a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of the IRS code. The Dudley Foundation does not make grants to individuals or private businesses.
The Dudley Foundation funds nonprofits in Wausau, Marathon County, and Wisconsin. We do not fund any request outside of the state of Wisconsin as per the intention of our founder, Richard D. Dudley, a proud native son of the state.
The Dudley Foundation will make grants ranging in size from $1,000 to $25,000. If a grant request is $10,000 or more we ask that the grantee contact the Dudley Foundation at 715-849-5729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying.
The Dudley Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year. The following chart summarizes our board meeting dates and the grant submittal deadlines:
|Dudley Foundation Board Meeting||Grant Deadline|
|December 5, 2018||November 21 at Noon|
|March 6, 2019||February 20 at Noon|
|June 5, 2019||May 22 at Noon|
|September 4, 2019||August 21 at Noon|
|December 4, 2019||November 20 at Noon|
Each applicant will be notified in writing of the Dudley Foundation’s final decision regarding its proposal, usually within two weeks after a Board of Directors meeting.
For a complete and detailed description of what is needed in your proposal packet to the Dudley Foundation, please review the Grant Application Cover Page and Grant Guidelines found at the top of this section and in the resources section. This step-by-step summary will guide you through our proposal process.