Lead-Safe Wisconsin - Funding Sources

This list of grantors includes both government and private sources of funding. Search through both to find those that apply to your organization's need and solution.

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Government Agencies

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

LookUp Programs
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find a program of interest, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply.


Find Federal Grant Opportunities
Grants.gov allows organizations to find and apply for competitive grant opportunities electronically from all federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.  

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • CPD Program and Initiative Index: Community Development activities include many different programs that provide assistance to a wide variety of grantees. One program, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities, urban counties and states to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Another program, the Community Renewal is an initiative for Renewal Communities/ Empowerment Zones/ Enterprise Communities (RC/EZ/EC) offers an innovative approach to revitalization.
  • Grants: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards grants to organizations and groups for a variety of purposes. On this web page, you can find information pertaining to available funds, funding announcements, and the HUD grant system.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program:  HOME provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use, often in partnership with local nonprofit groups, to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or that provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.

Private Foundations

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center
Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Grant Guidelines and Application Process: The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a permanent charitable endowment created for the community, by the community. Within it are hundreds of individual charitable funds, each created to serve the charitable needs specified by its donors. These funds allow the Foundation to make discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. The Foundation uses a competitive application and review process that selects grant recipients based on proposals it receives from nonprofit organizations.

Medical College of Wisconsin

Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
This program provides a unique opportunity for community and Medical College of Wisconsin academic partners to develop innovative programs that will improve health in our state for many years to come. There is great strength in community-academic partnerships, and the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is committed to a model that capitalizes on that strength.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Grant Applications: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The foundation supports training, education, research (excluding biomedical research), and projects that demonstrate the effective delivery of health care services. Rather than paying for individual care, the foundation concentrates on health care systems and the conditions that promote better health.

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

The Wisconsin Partnership Fund for a Healthy Future
The Wisconsin Partnership represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health of people in Wisconsin for years to come. The Partnership Fund was created from funds resulting from Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin's conversion to a for-profit corporation to realize this expansive vision.

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