The Social Change Grantmaking Program awards grants to nonprofits doing the best social change work 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.
  • Have representation at our annual mandatory grant workshop

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.

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.