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Foundation Community Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits for
Health Education, Outreach, and Access

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/29/17 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofits for community-based or statewide health programs focused on prevention, education, and outreach. Priority will be given to evidence-based health initiatives led by member physicians or for pilot projects that demonstrate measurable outcomes in increasing health equity in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will support primarily high-impact, high visibility programs that support the Foundation’s mission.

Funding areas include, but are not limited to:

- Health Literacy
- Health Access
- Health Awareness
- Early Interventions (ex. Safe Baby classes, Reach Out and Read, etc.)
- Mental Health Access and Addiction Support
- Disease Prevention (including school or community gardens)
- Medical Outcomes Research and/or Interpretation and Dissemination of the Research
- Other Health Topics. (Projects must be evidence-based or new/innovative pilots.)

Other preferences are for initiatives that:

- Promote changes to modifiable factors affecting health
- Are new or innovative
- Focus on prevention
- Are well-defined and reasonable to be accomplished within the grant period
- Have a plan to become self-sustaining, if multi-year
- Promote collaborations/partnerships
- Involve or are supported by a physician member of the Wisconsin Medical Society

Limited funding is available for projects specifically addressing:

- Physician education
- Medical outcomes research and/or interpretation and dissemination of the research
- Other health topics. (Projects must be evidence-based or new/innovative pilots.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173567

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In general, the Foundation does not grant funds for:

- Unrestricted general operating expenses;
- The use and payment for services of a fiscal agent;
- Endowment funds;
- Religious organizations for religious purposes;
- Fund raising activities or events (i.e. annual fund drives, benefit tickets);
- Umbrella funding organizations that intend to distribute funds at their own discretion;
- Political lobbying or legislative activities;
- Individuals; and
- Capital expenditures (i.e. building repairs, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be received in the Foundation Office by 4:30 PM on the last Friday of September.

Notifications will not go out until the second week of December.

Application Instructions:

Contact Information:

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

Begin the application process at the bottom of the page:

If you have any questions about the application process or will be unable to scan and upload the aforementioned documents, please contact Elizabeth Ringle to arrange sending the documents by U.S. mail.

Elizabeth Ringle

Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation
330 E. Lakeside Street
Madison, WI 53715

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin