In commemoration of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s centennial, the Mary L. Nohl Fund, in partnership with the Foundation’s Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, is opening a special first cycle focused on the Healthy Neighborhoods. The Healthy Neighborhoods Art Initiative is designed to support the creation of art in public spaces within neighborhoods.

A lead 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization from each of the Foundation’s Healthy Neighborhoods will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $20,000 toward the creation of art in a public space within its neighborhood. Eligible nonprofits must have board membership that is at least 10 percent people of color. The term “people of color” refers to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans and all other persons who are not categorized as white by the U.S. Census.

  • Priority will be given to projects that:
  • Enhance vacant or underused spaces within neighborhoods with artwork
  • Engage professional artists as integral members of the project team
  • Partner with other neighborhood organizations and resources
  • Involve community members in the planning and execution of projects
  • Include a plan for maintaining neighborhood art created through the project

2015 First Cycle - Healthy Neighborhoods Arts Initiative

Mar. 3


Application available online

Apr. 13


Application deadline

May 15



For more information about the Mary L. Nohl Fund and the initiative, please contact Lynn Lucius at or 414-961-0113.

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