Our Grant Program

The Foundation was organized in 1986 and at the end of that year had $110,000 in assets.  In 1987 the Foundation awarded its first four grants totaling $2,562. In 2018 the Foundation awarded grants totaling $360,350 to local non-profit organizations. At the end of 2018 the Foundation had assets in excess of $5.5 million.


March 1st marks the beginning of the 33rd annual Foundation grant application period. The grant application deadline is April 15. If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and located in Jackson County, you are eligible to apply. Foundation Trustees will select the recipients and applicants will be notified by June 1st.


The Black River Falls Area Foundation welcomes grant applications from non-profit organizations serving the Black River Falls Area.

Applications can be downloaded from this website or picked up at the reception desk of Jackson County Bank or Co-op Credit Union. No late applications are accepted, no exceptions.


The grant application period is from March 1 through April 15.


Applications postmarked after April 15th, or received electronically after 5PM on April 15th will not be accepted.


The announcement of award recipients and the distribution of funds are done in June.
For information about grants go to https://www.brfareafoundation.org or contact us at:

Black River Falls Area Foundation
PO Box 99
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Telephone: 715-284-3113


Or feel free to contact any member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.


Download application forms:


Grant Application Microsoft Word Format
(use this form to complete on your computer)


Grant Application Adobe PDF Format
(use this form to print and complete by hand)