Grants awarded through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s competitive grant process are reviewed on a quarterly basis by our Community Investment team. The calendar below lists all upcoming deadlines. Community Investment staff will notify grantees about their grant status immediately following the Board’s quarterly meetings.
The Foundation is currently developing a racial equity frame to apply to our discretionary grantmaking, research and public policy work. We are revamping our grant process and will only accept third quarter applications for projects focused on strengthening education by supporting third-grade reading proficiency.
For the third quarter grant cycle, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations providing literacy support for students reading below grade level to submit a Letter of Inquiry by the May 24, 2017 deadline.
Please consider submitting a Letter of Inquiry, using our online template, if your organization is NOT an individual school and has a project or initiative that will:
Evidence-based interventions are activities that have been proven effective through an outcome evaluation. If you have any questions about eligible projects please contact Jeannie Fenceroy, Senior Program Manager of Education and Scholarships, at 414.336.7046.
To submit a Letter of Inquiry, follow these step-by-step instructions.
Letter of inquiry available: Nov. 15, 2016
Letter of inquiry deadline: Dec. 1, 2016
Grant application deadline: Jan. 5, 2017
Board meeting: March 20, 2017
Letter of inquiry available: Feb. 6, 2017
Letter of inquiry deadline: Feb. 20, 2017
Grant application deadline: March 27, 2017
Board meeting: June 5, 2017
Letter of inquiry available: May 10, 2017
Letter of inquiry deadline: May 24, 2017
Grant application deadline: June 29, 2017
Board meeting: Sept. 7, 2017
Letter of inquiry available: TBD
Letter of inquiry deadline: TBD
Grant application deadline: TBD
Board meeting: TBD
A number of our funds each have their own separate grant cycles and application deadlines. For more information, visit the other grant opportunities page.