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Island association grants

Island Association Grants

The Island Association offers grant opportunities to other nonprofit community organizations and civic groups year round.  There is no granting cycle or deadline for applications.   Click below to download a PDF of the Island Association General Fund Grant Application.
General Fund Grant Application

If you would like to receive an Island Association General Fund Grant Application, have questions or require any assistance with your application, please send an email to: contact@islandassociation.org.  


Completed applications may be scanned and submitted as an attachment to the email address above or you may mail your completed application to:

Island Association Inc. P.O. Box 152 La Pointe, WI 54850. 

Fiscal Receiverships


On occasion the Island Association will accept applications from an organization acting as a fiscal agent for another entity or agree to act as a fiscal receiver for an organization enabling an entity to receive donations or grant funding.  Deciding to do so is up to the discretion of the Board of Directors and the project must fit within the Island Association's Mission.

General Fund Grants 2013


$1,000.00 - Madeline Island Community Gardening Project.  This grant will be used to build a much needed shed at the Community Garden site.  Accessible to all members this 10'x10' structure will be a great long-term asset storing tools and equipment for tilling and the watering system. 


General Fund Grants 2012




$4,000.00 - Town of La Pointe, Big Bay Town Park Picnic Shelter.  This grant helped fund the stone work for supporting beams and the large fire place of this beautiful new structure. 


$1,337.00 - Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association, Veteran's Honor Garden.  This grant provided benches, perennial flowers and soil at the site of the Honor Garden.


$3,000.00 - St. John's United Church of Christ Youth Group Mexico Mission Trip.  This funding helped send 11 individuals to travel to Mariano Matamoros Mexico on a service mission to build houses for the underprivileged in that community.




$1,000.00 - Creative Arts Program, Madeline Island Public Library.  This grant helped fund the summer children's art program.




$500.00 - St. John's United Church of Christ Health Ministries Health Fair and "A Matter of Balance Class".  This funding helped to off-set costs for these growing and important community programs.

General Fund Grants 2011     

$550.00 - Madeline Island Community Gardening Project.  This grant will be used to plant a community orchard.  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has given permission for the use of the triangle lot between the Church and the Madeline Island Public Library.  It will be planted with berries and fruit and nut trees.  

$785.00 Creative Arts Program, Madeline Island Public Library.  This grant purchased art supplies for fifteen free youth art classes held on Saturday mornings and Tuesdays following Story Time throughout the summer.  It also helped to fund a performance by the “Truly Remarkable Loon” and two Story Time performances with Regina Laroche in collaboration with the Madeline Island Community Gardening Project.   

$500.00 - New Day Shelter in Ashland, WI (Kathy Roper Executive Director).  This grant provided essential matching funds for the implementation of their children’s program educating students about abuse prevention and strategies for dealing with violence in their homes and communities. It also provided funding for a special project at the Bayfield High School called “Teen Speak Out” to empower and educate youth to actively advocate for ending teen violence.

General Fund Grants 2010  

$800.00 - Creative Arts Program, Madeline Island Public Library.  This grant paid for half of student fees for the weekly piano lessons and purchased art supplies for sixteen free youth art classes held on Saturday mornings and Tuesdays following Story Time throughout the summer.   

$500.00 - New Day Shelter in Ashland, WI (Kathy Roper Executive Director).  A children’s awareness program was presented at La Pointe as well as other area schools educating students about abuse prevention and strategies for dealing with violence in their homes and communities.  

$1,490.00 - National Council on Youth Leadership, “Town Meeting on Tomorrow”.  The grant provided airfare and tuition for two La Pointe high school students to attend the nationally renowned three and a half day leadership training program held in October at Washington University in Saint Louis, Mo.

Fiscal Receiverships in 2010

The Island Association was instrumental in assisting the Madeline Island Community Gardening Project and its fiscal agent, St. John’s United Church of Christ, with receiving a $3,079.00 grant for start up funds from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

The Island Association acted as a fiscal agent for the Alternative Energy Committee/Town of La Pointe so they could receive $1,600.00 from the Minneapolis Foundation.  This funding helped the A.E.C. cover the cost of

General Fund Grants 2009 

$500.00 - Creative Arts Program, Madeline Island Public Library.  The Library offered thirteen free youth art classes held on Saturday mornings and Tuesdays following Story Time. 130 students participated throughout the summer.  

$1,000.00 - Garden Masters Barberry Replacement Program, La Pointe Center Inc. affiliate.  Robin Trinko-Russell encouraged homeowners to replace the highly invasive Barberry Bushes on their property with non-invasive Burgundy Nine Bark Bushes.  

$900.00 - Jesus, Justice and Jazz Youth Convention in New Orleans, St. John’s United Church of Christ Youth Group.  In July nine island kids and two chaperones traveled with Bayfield Church youth groups to help with rebuilding efforts as well as educational programs at the national youth conference.  

$2,000.00 - M.I.S.T. (Madeline Island Ski Team) Madeline Island Public Library.  The return of the island kids ski program. This funding provides for lessons, lift tickets and rental equipment making learning to ski accessible to island youth.  

$500.00 - New Day Shelter in Ashland, WI (Kathy Roper Executive Director).  A children’s awareness program was presented at La Pointe as well as other area schools educating students about prevention and strategies for dealing with violence in their homes and communities.

Fiscal Receiverships 2009

$2,500.00 From the Minneapolis Foundation for the Town of La Pointe/Alternative Energy Committee.  This group is in its third year of research, planning and data collection with a goal of providing a renewable cost effective source of wind energy to island residents.


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