Wetherby Fund

Fund Description

Wetherby Fund continues a tradition of helping children with their educational and basic material needs, as well as helping them to appreciate nature.

Application Instructions

Potential applicants should first submit an inquiry. Based on that inquiry, organizations may be encouraged to submit a grant proposal. Complete grant proposals are due by 5:00p.m. on the deadline date, April 1. For more details, see the Grants Section of this website.

Selection Criteria

Applications are screened for completeness and clarity. The 2-3 month review process may include phone discussions, a meeting at the Community Foundation’s office or a site visit. Proposals will be reviewed for match with the fund priorities, the potential benefit to the community and the capacity of the organization to achieve results. Proposals are reviewed by staff, committees and donor advisors. Final funding decisions rest with the President and the Board of Trustees. The process is competitive as the Community Foundation always receives many more requests than it can possibly fill.

Selection of Past Grants

Crescendo Youth Orchestra
Low Income Assistance For String Instruction

Duluth Garden Program
Community Garden and Canning Program Support

Kids Closet of Duluth
Clothing Support

Operation Aware
"Getting Along" Kindergarten Program

School District of Superior
Gender Study

Valley Youth Center
Nature Study Canoe Program

YWCA of Duluth
Early Childhood Center Curriculum Enhancement