The deadline for completed grant applications in each fiscal year is May 1st. Additional information or clarification may be requested prior to final grant determinations.

Completed Grant Applications are reviewed annually by the trustees at our summer meeting, generally held in early July. If your Grant Application is approved, a check will be issued in August. All grantees are required to sign and return the Grant Acknowledgement forms which will be included with the grant check immediately after the check is recieved.

All Grant Applications received after May 1st will be reviewed at the summer meeting in the next fiscal year. We encourage organizations to submit Grant Applications in March or April so that the information is as current as possible at the summer meeting.


Grants are made only to operating non-profit organizations exempt from Federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation will operate without discrimination towards age, race, religion, sex, or national origin.

Priority will be given to projects and programs in Milwaukee/Waukesha Counties that mainly benefit:

  • Education of youth and child development
  • Special education of handicapped individuals
  • Student services and organizations
  • Zoos and zoological societies
  • Community projects and events

Grants are not made to individuals.
Grants are not made for general fund raising, deficit financing, or loans.
Grants are generally not made for religious purposes.
Grants are not made to labor or political organizations.


2016 990 Form (PDF)
2015 990 Form (PDF)
2014 990 Form (PDF)