What We Do



At Forward Community Investments, our vision is for an equitable and inclusive Wisconsin built on cooperative social action. We realize our vision by supporting Wisconsin-based, mission-driven organizations that are reducing racial inequities and socioeconomic disparities with our loans and community development resources.

Following our alliance with Wisconsin Community Fund, we have been providing small grants to organizations that promote positive change. In 2017, we kicked up our granting with our Forward Giving Program.

FCI's Grantmaking Philosophy:

  • We agree to trust, be trustworthy and practice transparency.

  • We are interested in building trust and identifying shared values and not in pursuing formal control mechanisms (i.e. lengthy contracts or long-term accountability systems).

  • We will operate from a place of humility and curiosity.

  • We recognize that people and organizations have been operating in an equity space far longer than FCI. We are committed to learning from our applicants and awardees.

  • We will focus on the mission of the request.


FCI Grants

For more information on funding opportunities and grants contact us.

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