Greater Milwaukee Foundation Inc

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Location: 101 W Pleasant St, Milwaukee, 53212 WI

EIN: 39-6036407

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2Friendly2Responsive1Builds relationships1Culturally sensitive1Gives more than money1Positive leader in the field

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Greater Milwaukee Foundation Inc

Jan 29, 2018

Reviewer 9529 - Professional in the field

It is critical that grant applicants meet with foundation staff prior to a grant cycle to develop a relationship. This community foundation is remarkable in how critical relationship development is to them. While staff are certainly knowledgeable about the Greater Milwaukee Area and many of its organizations, they cannot know what they are not made aware of, nor can they know about organizations from the somewhat distant vantage point.


Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Jan 25, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Greater Milwaukee Foundation is very hard to figure out. Its funding priorities don't always align with what actually gets funded. Its RFPs are unpredictable and don't seem to adhere to a set of values that remain the same-- or similar-- over time. I would love to see GMF become more of an ever-present community leader like those in other cities, e.g. the Minneapolis Foundation, setting the tone for policy and support of treasured community institutions and organizations while also admitting that its funding allocations have tended to favor large white institutions.


Gives more than money, Responsive

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Jan 15, 2018

Reviewer 154 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Keep checking their website for updates on deadlines and preferred interests, because even if you have been in regular touch with a staff member, you may not be alerted to a very short proposal deadline.



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Oct 23, 2017

Reviewer 800 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Be prepared that the Letter of Inquiry is as larger and more involved than many entire funding applications for other foundations.

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Aug 29, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Get a meeting before submitting


Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive

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