The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is seeking proposals to support research into the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer and heart disease. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities in communities of color. Funding awards will be announced in mid-December.

2018 Dates

August 27      Application available

October 1       Applications due


Grants will be made only to 501(c)(3) nonprofits or governmental agencies. Eligible nonprofits must have board membership that is at least 10 percent people of color. Funds requested should not exceed $50,000 annually. Multi-year requests will be considered. This application is open to agencies located throughout Wisconsin.

Use of funds

Funds may be used for direct personnel costs, supplies, equipment and other expenses directly related to the proposed project.

Application process

First time applicants must first create an organizational profile before receiving access to the grant application. Not to be confused with the application itself, the profile provides necessary general information about your agency that is not contained in the grant application.

Please review the steps in the How to Apply for a Grant section under the Grant Seekers menu and then click on the “Apply For Grant” button at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to a page where you can log on to Philanthropy Online to complete your application. If you are a first-time applicant, you must first fill out the new user registration form.

Kindly note that this is a single step application so steps 2 and 3 of the “How to Apply for a Grant section are not applicable for this RFP. Once you have submitted the application our Community Investment will review and make a determination on whether to fund your project.

Please print a copy of the following instructions for navigating Philanthropy Online.

Grant materials

Attached are the application questions. Use this list to prepare your answers prior to working through the application. 

Required attachments

  • Year to date income and expense statement and balance sheet
  • Most recent Form 990
  • Most recent audited financial statements and notes


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For questions about the application process, contact Janel Hines.