Grant Information

The Connect Wisconsin Grant, as part of the Philanthropy Lab course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be granting five $10,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in Dane County for a total of $50,000.



Annual operating budget of $500,000 or less
No affiliation with religious organizations
Must be located in Dane County and serving primarily Dane County residents
Be a 501(c)(3) organization


Focus Areas

Environment / Animal Rights
Healthcare / Mental Health
Social Justice


Instructions to Apply

Download the request for proposal for application and instructions. Submit the completed proposal to

Click here Request for Proposal (pdf) 

Click here Grant Application (Word Doc)


Important Dates

  1. Proposals are due by Sunday, November 13 at 11:59 p.m.
  2. Notification of grant awardees by Thursday, December 1
  3. Grant Awards Ceremony on Monday, December 12 at 3 p.m. at Plenary Hall, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison campus


All questions and inquiries should be directed to