Our Grantmaking Program awards grants to nonprofits doing the best work to advance equity for women and girls in the Milwaukee area.

You must:

  • Have 501(c)3 status or a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor. No exceptions.
  • Demonstrate that your work focuses on the Greater Milwaukee area. If your project does not focus on the Greater Milwaukee area, we are unable to accept your application.
  • Demonstrate that your work focuses on women and girls.
  • Demonstrate that your work encompasses social change and not service delivery. For additional guidance please click here.

Proposals need to impact at least one of the three strategic funding areas: Economic Empowerment, Leadership Development, or Education. Your request for funding may be for programmatic and/or operational funds.

Click Here for the 2017 Preliminary Grant Application

Important Dates:

Preliminary Application Opens Via Website: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Preliminary Applications Due: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:59PM
Invitation to Apply for Grant Notification: Friday, September 29, 2017
Final Application Due: Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:59PM
Grant Notifications: Week of December 11, 2017
Grant Checks Distributed: January 2018


Why It Matters

Women have higher rates of poverty and much lower rates of business ownership than men in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, despite having made significant progress over the last 25 years in attaining a college education.