Grant and SPARK Applications

About Project SPARK

What could you do with up to $10,000 to improve our community? The Hudson Community Foundation wants to hear your ideas!


(Decisions will be made Aug 15, 2021 with grants awarded Oct 15, 2021)

HCF will accept proposals from any individual, group or organization looking to impact the Hudson area. Your Great Idea will be reviewed by HCF board members who will select three finalists and present them to the Hudson community for final selection of the winning Project SPARK idea! Here’s how you apply:



Consider these ideas before diving into the form...

Who are you?
Provide information about yourself and/or the group or organization making the proposal.

What’s your SPARK idea?
Describe your project and why it is a good idea for the community. Let us know the situation, opportunity or issue your idea will address in Hudson.

Can you make it spark?
Let us know how you plan to bring your idea to life by answering things like how many participants will be involved in the project? How long will the project take to complete? After the project is complete, let us know what your plan is to keep the project up and running.

What does it cost?
Provide a budget that outlines the total cost of the project and an estimated cost breakdown of materials and labor as well as any other associated expenses.

Other Grant Opportunities

The Hudson Community Foundation exists to help create a healthy and vital community in which all people have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others.

The focus of the Hudson Community Foundation is to provide funding in the areas of education, human services, civic projects, youth and environment. Grant requests should not exceed $3,000. Please complete the online application below. If you have questions or supporting documents that you would like to submit, please send them electronically to or call 715-386-9490.


This Grant Application Window Has Closed.

The deadline for submitting grant requests was February 15, 2021.


Some of the Organizations and Programs Funded:

  • Hudson Medical Center, O’Connell Scholarship Fund
  • Hudson High School Scholarships
  • Winona State Univ. Scholarship
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison Scholarship
  • Hudson High School Seniors
  • St. Croix Valley YMCA – Y Partners
  • Operation Help
  • Hudson Community Action
  • EP Rock Elementary School – Stand By Me Program
  • Minnesota Orchestral Association
  • Bridge for Hudson Youth
  • St. Croix Family Resource Center
  • Hudson Education Literacy Project
  • Hudson High School Soccer Stadium