Foundation Community Grant applications are due annually on the last Friday of September.
Community Grant Program
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation focuses on providing support for physician-led, community-based or statewide programs to improve health through education and outreach. We seek to support primarily high impact, high-visibility programs that support the Foundation’s mission.
Funding preference is for evidence-based health initiatives championed by member physicians or pilot projects with measurable outcomes to increase health equity in Wisconsin such as but not limited to:
- Health Literacy
- Health Access
- Health Awareness
- Early Interventions (ex. Safe Baby classes, Reach Out & Read, etc.)
- Mental Health Access and Addiction Support
- Disease Prevention (including school or community gardens)
- Medical Outcomes Research and/or Interpretation and Dissemination of the Research
- Other Health Topics. (Projects must be evidence-based or new/innovative pilots.)
Other preferences are for initiatives that:
- Promote changes to modifiable factors affecting health
- Are new or innovative
- Focus on prevention
- Are well-defined and reasonable to be accomplished within the grant period
- Have a plan to become self-sustaining, if multi-year
- Promote collaborations/partnerships
- Involve or are supported by a physician member of the Wisconsin Medical Society
Applications and Forms
- View instructions and funding guidelines for a Community Grant here.
- Review an example of a previously approved application and final report.
- Following approval, grant recipients must sign a memorandum of agreement.
- Grant recipients must submit a final report on grant activities. View the online final report form here.
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