Frequently Asked Questions

About Us:
Who are we?
Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, The Antioch Foundation is a charitable organization that began in 2000.  To learn more, head over to the "About Us" page.

What is a 501(c)(3)?
A 501(c)(3) is a designation from the Internal Revenue Service that an organization in charitable in nature.

What is Antioch II?
Antioch II is an IRS-recognized supporting organization based in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  As a supporting organization, Antioch II has four specific beneficiaries - the Mayo Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and Kingdom Workers.

Does The Antioch Foundation do "matching funds" grants?
Yes, although not required, the foundation appreciates the opportunity to do "matching funds" grants and evidence of support for a project from other donors is highly desirable.
Does The Antioch Foundation fund operating budget items?
Generally speaking, grants which deal with pilot programs, start-up costs, or building projects will receive first priority, not operating budget items.
May we apply for multiple grants from Antioch?
Yes, but the foundation usually doesn't make multiple grants, especially to individual organizations, congregations, or schools for more than $50,000 over a three-year period.
What areas do you support?
The Antioch Foundation provides grants in the areas of faith, education, medicine, and humanitarian need.
What if our plans change after being approved for a grant?
If plans change significantly, either the funds must be returned or new plans must be approved.
When must a grant be used?
Unless there are extenuating circumstances, a grant should be used within one year of its receipt.
Where do you give?
Although many of our grants are given in Wisconsin and Minnesota, they are not geographically restricted.

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