Competitive Grants

Our competitive grants support projects that benefit the greater New Richmond community.

This geographic area encompasses New Richmond and surrounding areas served by the School District of New Richmond.

Competitive grant deadlines are April 15 and October 15 annually. Applications are reviewed by a committee of volunteers and committee recommendations are presented to the Foundation board for approval.

Nonprofit organizations and units of government are eligible to apply; individuals are ineligible. Nonprofit organizations may apply for project or unrestricted support. Organizations located outside of New Richmond may apply and must demonstrate benefits to New Richmond residents. Grant amounts range up to $1,500. Organizations may only submit one application per grant round.

Grants Deadlines

April 15
October 15

– If the 15th falls on a weekend, applications are due the following Monday.

Application Guidelines

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Application Form

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Grantee Report Form

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Need help or more information? Contact Margret Swanson

Recent Competitive Grants

Basics for Local Kids
$1,500 unrestricted grant to provide winter clothing and boots for children in need.

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley
$1,500 unrestricted grant for literacy education and support services to families with young children.

$1,000 for teen mental health screening in New Richmond schools.

Five Loaves Food and Clothing
$1,500 unrestricted grant for food shelf services.

Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds
$1,000 to support 4-H heritage calf and club development project activities.

New Richmond Area Centre
$1,500 unrestricted grant to support daycare services for essential workers.

Operation HELP
$1,500 unrestricted grant for rent, utilities, and other expense financial assistance to individuals and families.

School District of New Richmond SOAR Educational Center

$1,500 to purchase chick incubator and meat coolers.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence

$1,500 unrestricted grant to support safety and support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence .


$1,500 for mental health screening services in New Richmond schools.

Five Loaves Food and Clothing

$1,500 to purchase eggs and dairy goods for families utilizing the food shelf.

Free Clinic of Pierce & St. Croix Counties

$1,500 to implement new CRM software that improves management of data and donor records.

Grace Place

$1,500 for a pilot housing initiative serving a family transitioning from homelessness.

Halos of the St. Croix Valley

$1,500 for services to families in New Richmond experiencing a miscarriage.

New Richmond Area Centre

$1,500 to support the Senior Chef cooking class for older adults.

New Richmond Dementia Friendly Coalition

$1,000 for an educational workshop series for caregivers of family members with dementia

School District of New Richmond SOAR Educational Center

$1,500 to purchase calf jackets, feed scale, and materials to rodent-proof barn for this high school agriculture program.

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team

$1,500 for educational trainings and conferences for SART’s Forensic Nurse Examiners.

Youth Action Hudson

$500 to support a service learning project with teens conducting activities for young children residing at Grace Place.

New Richmond Cares

New Richmond Cares (NR Cares) is an initiative of New Richmond Area Community Foundation, undertaken in partnership with donors, to support nonprofits and schools in New Richmond during Covid-19. This pandemic has caused extraordinary health, safety, and economic challenges. NR Cares demonstrates how—as individuals, families, and businesses—our community can come together to address urgent needs.

Together we will pull through this crisis and emerge strong again.

Application Guidelines

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Application Form

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NR Cares Grants

Five Loaves Food & Clothing
$3,000 for food and school supplies to distribute to families
$500 to upgrade printer to support printing for curbside pickup services

Friday Memorial Library
$2,500 to purchase books and ebooks to address increased demand for resources

New Richmond Area Centre
$875 to launch safe in-person programs for senior citizens

New Richmond School District Happy Backpack Program
$5,000 to support food program for low-income youth & families

New Richmond Senior Center
$2,500 for increased outreach services to senior citizens

New Richmond Youth Hockey Association
$5,000 for new ice rink cleaning and disinfecting procedures

St. Mary Catholic School
$4,575 for safety investments needed to reopen school

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence
$5,000 to purchase laptops to support remote services to clients.