Round two of funding for the Community Connections Small Grants Program has been announced, a pilot program of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and the Zilber Family Foundation created to support resident-led efforts to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods. The program awards grants of up to $500 to fund neighborhood projects, events and activities. All grant applications will be reviewed and scored by a group of residents from some of the neighborhoods listed below. The review team will make recommendations about which grants to fund. Thirteen projects were awarded funding in the first round.
Resident-led groups living and working in the following neighborhoods can apply: Amani, Baran Park, Capitol Heights, Clarke Square, Concordia, Harambee, Havenwoods, Johnsons Park, Layton Boulevard West, Lincoln Village, Lindsay Heights, Martin Drive, Metcalfe Park, Muskego Way, Riverwest, Sherman Park, Silver Spring, Thurston Woods, Tower Hill Waukesha, Old North Milwaukee and Washington Park. Projects should benefit a specific neighborhood and be planned and led by a group of at least three people. At least one group member needs to live in the neighborhood where the project will be done.
Applications for this round are due November 3 so we appreciate your help in publicizing the program to your networks within these neighborhoods. To apply, at least one resident from the group must attend an informational session, the first of which will be held tomorrow night. Please visit the website for upcoming informational session dates.