Her home is a local landmark. Her creative and artistic spirit is legendary. But the true legacy Mary L. Nohl leaves can be found through the work of her Greater Milwaukee Foundation fund.

The Mary L. Nohl Fund, among the largest funds created at the Foundation, invests in local arts education programs and projects. It also provides necessary financial support for local established and emerging artists through the Mary L. Nohl Fund Individual Artist Program, which is supported through the Nohl Fund but administered by the Bradley Family Foundation.

Since its inception in 2001, the Nohl Fund has invested more than $5.7 million in the creative spirit and culture in Milwaukee through programs and projects.

2017 First Cycle

Feb. 27


Application available

March 27


Grant application deadline 

June 5


Board meeting

2017 Second Cycle

June 1


Application available

June 29


Grant application deadline 

Sept. 7


Board meeting

How to apply

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.

Grant materials

Mary L. Nohl Fund grant guidelines
Preview of application questions (docx.)
Budget instructions (PDF)

Required attachments

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

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