Grants Awarded Archives

Community groups to receive more than $100,000 to help curb reckless driving

April 15, 2021

City grant money to be used for marketing campaigns, murals and community events The City of Milwaukee will be distributing a total of $102,000 to 18 community groups to reduce reckless driving. These grants aim to reduce reckless driving behavior and decrease the number of traffic crashes by creating safer streets, fostering community involvement, and… [Read More]

Construction nears on GMF-MCW-Royal Capital site, introduced as ThriveOn King Drive

January 28, 2021

With construction imminent, the community-centered ThriveOn Collaboration has announced ThriveOn King as the name of its physical home at 2153 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. The collaboration’s lead organizations – Royal Capital Group, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation – anticipate work will begin in spring 2021, now that the… [Read More]

National Park Service awards $7.7 million in grants to historically Black colleges and universities

April 30, 2020

Grants will preserve historic structures on HBCU campuses in 12 states The National Park Service (NPS) announced on Friday, April 24, 2020, $7.7 million in grants to 18 projects in 12 states for the preservation of historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Since the 1990s, the National Park Service has… [Read More]

Milwaukee Fresh Food Access Fund Grants awarded

April 23, 2020

Program invests in capital projects and education efforts The City of Milwaukee has identified twenty-four different programs that increase access to, or information about, healthy food in underserved neighborhoods, and these programs will share a total of up to $400,000 in city-funded grants. The Fresh Food Access Fund grant recipients are located in neighborhoods on… [Read More]

Bradley Tech High School receives grant to support aviation careers

March 14, 2019

MPS’ Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Milwaukee Area Technical College have been selected to receive a portion of a $1 million Southwest Airlines Charitable Grant that focuses on building a stronger workforce of tomorrow. The grant will fund the Expanding Milwaukee’s Aviation Pipeline project. The Texas-based airline… [Read More]

MPS music programs receive funding through ‘Let The Music Play’ grants

March 7, 2019

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., and American Family Insurance have announced the recipients of the inaugural Let The Music Play program grants. Three programs in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive funding to support music education. Grant-winning programs incorporate a performance element for young people; funding helps provide access to equipment or musical training that otherwise would… [Read More]

WEDC awards $750,000 to four minority business organizations

December 13, 2018

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced it has awarded $750,000 to four statewide minority chambers of commerce to support their efforts to assist minority-owned businesses. The funds are being awarded to the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hispanic… [Read More]

Grants to expand mental health services in schools

July 26, 2018

Sixty-four school districts and consortia are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. All of the funded projects involve collaboration with community mental health providers and other stakeholders to create comprehensive support systems for children, youth, and families. The new, competitive grant program attracted proposals from 141 applicants, representing… [Read More]