Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment: Invites applications for $50,000 seed grants


Colleen McDonald, Sr. Consultant – Earned Media

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Funding available for projects that improve health and advance health equity in Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wis., June 13, 2024 – The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is offering seed grants up to $50,000 for community-led projects that create new strategies, test innovative ideas, and foster collaboration to address health challenges in Wisconsin. Similar funding is available for Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researchers.

Organizations eligible for AHW’s Community-Led Seed Grants include Wisconsin-based 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofits, as well as Wisconsin-based government entities.

AHW is introducing a new community-academic partnership model with this funding opportunity that involves an independent grant application from community partners. Approved applicants will be matched with a qualified MCW researcher, whose work will be funded separately.

Funded projects must be completed during a 12-month period beginning Jan. 1, 2025.

Applications for AHW Community-Led Seed Grants are due Aug. 19. For more information and to request a pre-application consultation with an AHW grant program manager, visit

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About the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is Wisconsin’s largest health improvement philanthropy. AHW was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin to steward a generous financial gift from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin. Since 2004, AHW has invested more than $338 million in 643 health research, workforce development, and community health initiatives statewide. Learn more at