Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education


Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community


Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors

Health & Wellness

Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.


Conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for 3 years prior to applying
  • Serve Marathon County, WI with all funds being used within the county
  • Possess at least two full years (24 months) of prepared, audited, or reviewed financial statements
Grant FAQs
  • How should I submit my application?
  • Can our organization submit applications in more than one Focus Area?
  • The funding we need for our proposal is more than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for more than the $100,000?
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Application Process

Impact100 Greater Wausau awards grants to nonprofits in our community in the focus areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, and Environment. In 2021, we awarded $112,000 in grants. All applicants should apply for a $100,000 transformational gift for a project, program or expansion of a project/program. Applicants will choose a focus area depending on the goal for project and who the services will help. Applying for a grant starts with a preliminary application. We recommend scrolling down and reading our eligibility criteria before proceeding.

Important Dates

January 12, 2024 – Preapplications due for any Marathon County nonprofit interested in applying for our $100,000 Impact100 Grant!

February 6, 2024 – Nonprofits will be notified if they have been selected to submit a Full Application for consideration.

March 1, 2024 – Full Applications / Proposals due from selected nonprofits.