Philanthropy Online is a database that enables nonprofits to apply for grants online, showcase their organization and highlight specific programs to Greater Milwaukee Foundation donors and advisers. All agencies applying for Foundation grants are required to create a profile on POL. Only 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and/or Washington counties are eligible.

To complete a profile:

  1. First time applicants should create a new username and password using this link:
  2. An electronic copy of your most recent 990 form and your federal tax determination letter is required to complete the organization profile. Without these documents, your profile will not be reviewed and you will not be able to apply for a grant. 
  3. Log in to POL using your username and password. Follow the instructions in the guide.

Once the Foundation’s Community Investment staff has reviewed your profile, it will be made visible on the website and you will be able to complete the online letter of inquiry and/or grant application within 24 hours of user registration. 

Contact Us

For questions or issues with the application process, contact the Program and Grants Associate.