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What We Do

What Is the Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

Must be a recognized 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization, a project sponsored by another 501(c)(3), or an initiative undertaken by a group of at least 3 unrelated individuals. The applicant’s budget can be no more than $2.5 million.
Applicant must prove that either the organization or program/project/initiative is working to reduce socioeconomic inequities in one or more Wisconsin communities.

The applicant can be involved in:

  • Direct services

  • Policy and advocacy

  • Community organizing

Grant funds can be used for expenses related to operations and/or capacity building.

The list of what we do not fund is a little longer:

  • Projects focused outside of Wisconsin

  • Individuals

  • Capital campaigns

  • Endowments

  • Ongoing events and sponsorships (i.e. annual events, if you have any questions about events that may or may not be eligible, please contact Tom Behnke at

  • For-profit businesses

To return to the Game Changer Grants Page click here


For more information on funding opportunities contact us.

To learn more about our Forward Giving program click here.

To help grow the pool of funds for social justice grantmaking, make a donation today!

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