Oconomowoc, Wis., March 6, 2017 – Beginning March 13, nonprofits serving the greater Oconomowoc area can apply for funding through the Oconomowoc Area Foundation’s 2017 grant program.

The foundation supports organizations whose projects primarily serve residents of the Oconomowoc Area School District, including all of Summit, as well as residents of Wales, Dousman, Ottawa or Nashotah. The deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.

Fred Gutierrez, Senior Program Officer for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will lead a presentation on the application process from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the YMCA at Pabst Farms, 1750 Valley Road in Oconomowoc. Attendance at the program, which features tips on preparing strong grant proposals, is encouraged but not mandatory.

To access the grant application and guidelines, navigate to Grants > Grant Seekers > Other Grant Opportunities > Oconomowoc Area Foundation.

About the Oconomowoc Area Foundation

Inspired by Oconomowoc hardware store owner and philanthropist Hilbert N. Scherffius and guided by civic leaders and committed volunteers, the Oconomowoc Area Foundation was created in 2002 to provide an easy, effective way for area residents to provide lasting support for local charitable causes. It is an affiliate foundation within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

For more than a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,200 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region. Established in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is now among the largest.

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