Thank you for your interest in submitting a request to the Froedtert Hospital Community Investment Fund. The fund was established to support efforts to enhance the health status of the diverse communities we serve. Qualifying organizations can apply for funding support up to $25,000. Applications are reviewed twice a year by the Froedtert Hospital Community Engagement Committee of the Board. The committee is made up of leaders from the community and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. When submitting an application please be ready to provide the following information.

  • A brief description of the history, purpose and activities of the lead organization(s)
  • A description of the project
  • Expected project outcomes
  • A budget that includes any leveraged funds


  • IRS tax-exempt organization(s) classified as a 501(c) that provides services in the Froedtert Hospital service area (Milwaukee County).
  • Projects that:
    • Contribute to improving the overall health status of the community, including social determinants of health:
      • Education (ex. Literacy programs, higher education programs, health education programs)
      • Employment (ex. Soft skills training, apprenticeship programs, internship programs)
      • Health (ex. Access to quality care, healthy food, screening, behavior health)
      • Safety (ex. Transportation, housing, green space access, violence education and prevention)
    • Establish new programs or support existing initiatives that improve health and wellness
    • Support marginalized communities
    • Foster collaboration between organizations
    • Incorporates population health and community health improvement priorities

Please review the Community Investment Fund Policy before completing the application.

Important Dates and Submission Details

All requests must be submitted online using the online application link. Allow up to 12 weeks for a response.

Submit Your Online Application

Requests will be accepted during the following application windows:

Please allow up to 12 weeks for a response.

Funding CycleApplications OpenApplication DeadlineGrant Cycle
1Aug. 12Sept. 13Jan. 1, 2025 – Dec. 31, 2025
2Feb. 24March 21July 1, 2025 – June 31, 2026

*Applications will only be accepted during the open application window. Early or late applications will not be honored.

Once an application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that includes a copy of your responses. Please keep in mind that Froedtert Hospital’s Community Investment Fund does not provide funding for the following:

  • Requests that benefit an individual
  • Political campaigns and/or elected officials
  • Fundraising initiatives

For questions, please contact Froedtert Hospital Community Engagement at [email protected].