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  • An organizational profile must be completed in addition to the grant application, in order for the grant to be reviewed. If the profile is missing or incomplete, the grant may be automatically denied.

  • Small and medium-sized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply if they have been incorporated for at least two years and serve Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or Waukesha counties.

  • Statewide organizations are eligible if 70 percent of its work is in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or Waukesha counties.

  • Applicants must have an annual operating budget of at least $25,000 and no greater than $3 million.

  • Faith-based organizations are eligible for project support if the proposed work serves the general community beyond members of the applicant organization and the particular denomination.

  • Organizations with a primary mission of grant making are not eligible to apply. 

  • Business Improvement Districts or other entities that have a taxing authority are not eligible to apply.

  • Grants awarded are project specific, nonrenewable, and range from $1,000 – $10,000.

  • REPEAT APPLICATIONS:  Before submitting an new application to the Fund, all commitments from the previous award must be completed, including the evaluation and final report/product.

  • Grant funds for retroactive requests will not be considered. The Fund will not pay for Consulting work done prior to the approved grant request.

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