The Greater Milwaukee Foundation seeks to support voter mobilization partnerships in the following neighborhoods: Harambee, Brewer’s Hill, Halyard Park, North Division, Sherman Park East, Clarke Square, Metcalfe Park, and Muskego Way. Given the importance of reliable and trustworthy information about the vital civic action of voting, the Foundation is entertaining proposals for support of partnerships to provide these efforts in the aforementioned neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Successful applicants will have specific and written agreements with organizations that have standing and relationships in these neighborhoods and bring to the table experience and skills in successfully helping neighborhood residents with the process of voting and voter education about the issues that most matter to them and to the neighborhoods in which they reside.

A total of $50,000 is available from the Foundation to support these partnerships. Nonprofit organizations seeking support should be 501(c)3 nonprofits with clear partnership agreements in place with organizations that directly serve and/or work with neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations in the neighborhoods listed in this announcement and should request the amount of financial support necessary to make their plans actionable and successful per their program goals and objectives.

Probable grant award range: $10,000 - $20,000 (note that no grants equal to or exceeding $50,000 will be made).

Application period: August 5 through August 19, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified no later than August 26, 2022. 

Applications due: August 19, 2022 (no later than 11:59 pm, Central Time)

Funding decisions by: August 26, 2022

Project  completion no later than: November 30, 2022

Organizations seeking support must complete a profile on the current GMF Grant Portal (note GMF no longer uses the Fluxx portal) and then complete a grant application for this opportunity “2022 Voter Mobilization Partnership”

Organizations who were previously granted 2022 Voter Registration and Education grants ARE eligible for this opportunity. They must complete the final grant report for the previous grant before applying for this current opportunity.

If you have questions or doubts about your organization’s eligibility to apply for this opportunity or the types of activities that could be supported with these dollars, e-mail or call Ian B. Bautista (; 414-336-7023) or Brandis Hill (; 414-336-7076)


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For questions with the application process, contact Michelle Burton.