In 2018, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will open three grant cycles. The first cycle will consist of a general application as well as a request for proposals for Healthy Neighborhoods. The cycle, consisting of a one-step process without the traditional letter of inquiry, will take place in an abbreviated timeframe. Details about subsequent cycles will be released after the New Year as the Foundation nears refinement of its framework to increase focus and financial investment in cradle-to-career education, neighborhoods and economic opportunity, to advance racial equity and inclusion.

The Foundation will host information sessions for grantees to communicate information about this framework before the opening of the next grant cycles. The calendar below lists the information session dates and upcoming deadlines.

First cycle

General application opens: Dec. 18, 2017

General application deadline: Jan. 8, 2018

Board meeting: March 21, 2018

Second cycle

Letter of inquiry responsive grantmaking opens: Feb. 5, 2018

Letter of inquiry deadline: Feb. 19, 2018

Targeted grant applications open: Feb. 19, 2018

Grant application deadline: March 26, 2018

Board meeting: June 27, 2018

Second cycle grant information webinar

In this webinar, presented by our Community Investment staff, grantees will gain a better understanding of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's targeted focus areas for its second grants cycle of 2018 as well as how to access the online grants application system. Visit this list of most frequently asked questions for additional information about our grantmaking.

Third cycle grantee information session


Third cycle

Letter of inquiry opens: Aug. 13, 2018

Letter of inquiry deadline: Aug. 27, 2018

Grant applications deadline: Oct. 1, 2018

Board meeting: Dec. 12, 2018

Other grant opportunities

A number of our funds each have their own separate grant cycles and application deadlines. For more information, visit the other grant opportunities page.

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