How to Apply for Grants

How to apply for a grant


1. Complete an organizational  profile  via our Grants Portal(required). 

  • Only agencies with completed and visible profiles are eligible to apply  
  • Click on "Create New Account" to complete the registration process and create your logon credentials 
  • If you think that you or someone at your nonprofit has already registered, contact to receive your username 


2. Review priorities, eligibility guidelines and deadlines for funding opportunities

  • For the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s grant cycles, we only accept one application per organization per grant cycle. Each grant cycle has different priority areas.

  • Other funds accept applications only at certain times of the year 

  • Each program has individual guidelines and application deadlines 


3. Complete an online grant application via our Grants Portal. 

  • Our program officers review each submitted application and recommend proposals for Board consideration and final approval

  • Our staff may contact you for more information or to arrange a site visit  

  • We will notify you by email if your organization receives funding. Your award notification will include a grant agreement and reporting requirements.  

Funding opportunities

Explore the various grant opportunities we offer through our competitive process, partner foundations and other funds.

Learn more