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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invites applications for $250,000 momentum grants

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

Milwaukee, Sept. 19, 2023 – The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is offering grants of up to $250,000 for projects planned and implemented by community-led organizations in partnership with Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty focused on improving health and advancing health equity in Wisconsin.

Eligible organizations for AHW’s Community-Led Momentum Grants are Wisconsin-based 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofits, as well as Wisconsin-based government entities.

AHW has allocated $6 million for this funding opportunity for community-led partnerships with MCW collaborators, allowing up to 24 awards at the maximum grant amount. Funded projects must be completed during a 24-month period beginning on July 1, 2024.

Letters of intent to apply for AHW Momentum Grants are due on Oct. 30, 2023, following which a merit review panel will invite selected proposals to submit full applications for funding, which will be due on March 4, 2024.

For more information and to request a pre-application consultation with an AHW team member, visit

About the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is a statewide health philanthropy 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 $336 million in 600 health research, workforce development, and community health initiatives statewide. Learn more at


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