Funding is now available for the Community Connections Small Grants Program, 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 are reviewed and scored by a group of residents from some of the neighborhoods listed below. The review team makes recommendations about which grants to fund. To date, over 20 projects have been funded and led by residents in the neighborhoods mentioned below.
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 are due April 6 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 February 17th. Please visit the website at ccsmallgrants.org for upcoming informational session dates and access to the application.