Milwaukee, WI – March 2014– A total of $145,000 is available to support nonprofits in the Oconomowoc area through the Oconomowoc Area Foundation’s 2014 grantmaking cycle.

The foundation supports organizations with projects that primarily serve residents of the Oconomowoc Area School District, including all of Summit, or Wales, Dousman, Ottawa or Nashotah. The deadline to apply is May 30.

A meeting about the application process, which includes tips on how to prepare strong grant proposals, will be held March 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA at Pabst Farms, 1750 E. Valley Road in Oconomowoc. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Visit the Grant Seekers section of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s website to access the guidelines and application as well as to read more information about the Oconomowoc Area Foundation.

About the Oconomowoc Area Foundation

Inspired by Oconomowoc hardware store owner and philanthropist Hilbert N. Scherffius and guided by civic leaders and committed volunteers, the Oconomowoc Area Foundation was created in 2002 to provide an easy, effective way for area residents to provide lasting support for local charitable causes. It is a supporting foundation within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.


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