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 $8.5 million in the creative spirit and culture in Milwaukee through programs and projects.

2020 Cycle 2

Feb. 24


Application opens

March 13


Application closes 

June 10


Board meeting

2020 Cycle 3

Aug. 10


Application opens

Aug. 28


Application closes 

Dec. 4


Board meeting

How to apply

First time applicants must complete Grants Portal Setup 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

Arts grant guidelines

Required attachments

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

Grants Portal Access