In 2022, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will open three grant cycles. Please refer to the Grantmaking FAQs page for answers to commonly asked questions about the Foundation’s grantmaking process.

The calendar below lists the grantmaking priorities and deadlines for each cycle. Click on the links to learn more about the priorities and who to contact for questions or discuss potential projects.

Cycle 1 Funding Priorities (Project and Capital Requests) 

  • Arts and CultureVisual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts, and arts education 

  • Basic NeedsFood access and distribution and temporary shelter support 
  • HousingQuality affordable housing, pathways to homeownership, and eviction prevention
  • Medical Research- Address health disparities in disease and chronic illness
  • Physical HealthAddress disparities and increase access to care

Application open


Nov. 8

Application close


Nov. 29

Board meeting


March 16

Cycle 2 Funding Priorities (Capital and General Operating Requests)

Application open


Feb. 14

Application close


March 7

Board meeting


June 15

Cycle 3 Funding Priorities (Project, Capital and General Operating Requests)

Application open


Aug. 22

Application close


Sept. 12

Board meeting


Dec. 14

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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Contact Us

For questions with the application process, contact Michelle Burton.