In 2024, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will accept applications for projects, capital, and general operating requests that align with funding priorities in all three 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. 

2023 Cycle 3 Funding Priorities 

Application open

 

Aug. 3

Application close

 

Aug. 24

Board meeting

 

Dec. 5

 


2024 Cycle 1 Funding Priorities 

  • Arts and Culture – Visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts, and arts education
  • Basic Needs – Food access and distribution and temporary shelter support
  • Housing – Quality affordable housing, pathways to homeownership, and eviction prevention
  • Physical Health – Access to affordable, culturally responsive integrative care that fulfills unmet health needs.

Program officer office hours

 

Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - noon

Application open

 

Feb. 5

Application close

 

Feb. 23

Community Investment Committee meeting

 

May 2024

Board meeting

 

June 2024


2024 Cycle 2 Funding Priorities 

  • Early Childhood Education – Workforce and professional development 
  • Mental Health – Culturally responsive mental health support, clinical services, and evidence-based well-being programs.
  • Medical Research – Research on health outcomes, patient empowerment, clinical training, addressing local racial health disparities
  • Workforce Development – Job creation, job training, job placement, and other workforce strategies

Program officer office hours

 

May 1, 5-7 p.m.
Hosted at ThriveOn King office

Application open

 

May 6

Application close

 

May 24

Community Investment Committee meeting

 

Aug. 2024

Board meeting

 

Sept. 2024

 


Cycle 3 Funding Priorities 

Program officer office hours

 

Aug. 2, 10 a.m. - noon
Hosted at ThriveOn King office

Application open

 

Aug. 5

Application close

 

Aug. 23

Community Investment Committee meeting

 

Nov. 2024

Board meeting

 

Dec. 2024


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.


Grants Portal Access

 


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Contact Us

For questions with the application process, contact Michelle Burton.