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Teacher Mini-Grants available to Dunn County Schools, deadline November 1

The Community Foundation of Dunn County is pleased to announce the availability of Teacher Mini Grant funds to support Dunn County schools for the 2021-2022 academic school year.

Faculty and staff of the school districts across Dunn County, which include Boyceville, Colfax, Elk Mound, and Menomonie, are invited to apply for grant funding for programs or projects specifically related to health.  Competitive grants will be awarded to teachers, public education support professionals, and/ or staff for programs or projects including but not limited to:

• Innovative projects that engage and motivate students to live a healthy lifestyle

• Programming that makes students aware of healthy versus unhealthy lifestyle choices

• Collaborative projects between schools and health-related agencies

• Tangible program materials that will enhance health education/lifestyles

• Programs related to the mental health of students/staff

The grant awards are made possible by the Healthy Futures Fund.  This fund was established from funds received by the Community Foundation of Dunn County upon the dissolution of the Menomonie Community Health Foundation, established to promote health education, healthy lifestyles, applied health research, and health care delivery to benefit the community served by the Red Cedar Medical Center–Mayo Clinic Health System.  A total of $9,000 is available through this cycle, and typical grant awards range from $250 to $1,500 each.

The application form and complete details can be found on the Community Foundation’s homepage at  The application deadline is Monday, November 1, 2021 by 4pm. Contact the Program Officer, Samantha Phillipps, with questions at

About The Community Foundation of Dunn County

For over 25 years, the Community Foundation of Dunn County has enhanced the lives of all its residents by connecting donors with causes they care about and providing funding for nonprofits. Each year the Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to make a difference, now and for the future. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit

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