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Oconomowoc Area Foundation (OAF) Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies to Address Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Oconomowoc Area Foundation (OAF)

Conf. Date:

03/24/20

Deadline Date:

05/22/20

Description:

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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, public and private schools, and municipal government agencies to address the needs of eligible communities. Funding may be used to support new programs or to expand existing programs. The Foundation makes grants to an area that consists of the Oconomowoc Area School District, but also Wales, Dousman, Ottawa, and Nashotah.

Key Considerations in Assessment of Proposals:

  • Capacity of the organization to undertake the project
  • Significance of the project to the community
  • Effectiveness of the project design
  • Significance and extent of collaboration with other organizations, if necessary
  • Cost effectiveness of the project
  • Credibility of plan for continued funding after grant period, when applicable

Priority will be given to projects pertaining to:

  • Arts and culture
  • Basic necessities, including food and shelter for those most in need
  • Children and youth, particularly teens
  • Economic development
  • Education: Extra curricular or enrichment activities beyond the core curriculum
  • Elders, particularly those with limited access to community services
  • Environment: Preservation through reduction of pollution, conservation or restoration of natural areas, education, or protection of wildlife
  • Health: Support services for persons facing life-threatening conditions or the families of such persons 
  • Services for persons with physical or emotional disabilities or persons with additions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147259

Term of Contract:

Grants will normally be awarded for one year, but occasionally be made for multiple years to ensure proper implementation and development of the program.

Grants for ongoing annual support will usually be made for one or two years, at the board’s discretion; in the case of multiple-year grants, the grant amounts will usually be progressively reduced during the term of the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will principally be made only to nonprofit organizations which have been awarded tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.

Public and private schools are eligible for grants. In both cases grants will be made for programs or resources that enhance educational outcomes, but not for the ongoing support of staff or operating expenses. In addition, private schools should demonstrate that through tuition assistance, or other means, they serve lower-income families.

Municipal government agencies may also receive grants. Grants will be made for projects that go beyond the core, tax-supported services required to meet the government agency’s public purpose.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A training on how to access and manage the Fluxx portal will be provided on Tuesday, March 24 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm, the information on how to access the webinar is as follows:

Topic: OAF Information Session
Time: Mar 24, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/693905456?pwd=Z05mcUl1Q2VQQlpBMGlkYi8xTlhyZz09
Meeting ID: 693 905 456
Password: 706614

Pre-Application Information:

2020 Deadlines:

Mar. 16 Applications available
Mar. 24 Webinar
May 22 Application deadline
Aug. 6 Grant committee meeting
Aug. 25 Board meeting

Guidelines: https://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grant-seekers/other-grant-opportunities/oconomowoc-area-foundation-grant-guidelines/

Preview of application questions: https://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grant-seekers/other-grant-opportunities/oconomowoc-area-foundation-special-project/

OAF application procedures and webinar information: https://www.theoaf.org/application-procedures

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online: https://greatermilwaukeefoundation.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

For questions about the application process, contact:
Danielle Breen
Direct: 414.336.7072
Main: 414.272.5805
E-mail: dbreen@greatermilwaukeefoundation.org

Brad Ambelang, Program and Grants Associate
Direct: 414.336.7074
E-mail: bambelang@greatermilwaukeefoundation.org

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
101 W Pleasant St., Ste 210
Milwaukee, WI 53212
tel. 414.272.5805
fax. 414-272-6235

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