New WPP 20th Anniversary Community Grant Program provides capacity-building support to Wisconsin nonprofits

May 1, 2024

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and is offering a new funding opportunity to mark this significant milestone and forward its mission to improve health and advance health equity.

Wisconsin Partnership Program 20 years sealEligible Wisconsin-based community organizations are invited to apply for a 20th Anniversary Community Grant. This grant program aims to build capacity within Wisconsin-based organizations working towards health equity or addressing the social determinants of health and is designed to support smaller and/or newer nonprofit organizations. Therefore, eligible organizations must have less than $500,000 in annual expenses or have obtained nonprofit status after August 31, 2019.

Grants of up to $20,000 each will support projects designed to help organizations work more efficiently and effectively by strengthening their internal systems. Proposals are due May 29, 2024.

“We are pleased to present this new funding opportunity as part of the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s twentieth anniversary celebration,” said Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate dean for social health sciences and programs at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and executive director of the Wisconsin Partnership Program.

Through this new grant program, we have an opportunity to further serve the state by creating a new pathway to help Wisconsin nonprofits build their capacity to address community health needs.

– Amy Kind, MD, PhD

The Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Oversight and Advisory Committee anticipates making up to ten awards. A 20th Anniversary Education and Research Grant Program will be announced at a later date.

To view the 20th Anniversary Community Grant Request for Partnerships, application requirements and deadlines, visit the WPP Community Grants webpage. Please contact WPP program officer Aimee Haese at  with questions about the grant program.

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is a grantmaking program within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health committed to improving health and advancing health equity through investments community partnerships, education and research initiatives.