Welcome to the ThriveOn Collaboration
ThriveOn Collaboration Grant Program
Nonprofits interested in partnering with residents, community leaders and stakeholders in activities that promote community cohesion, foster constructive relationship with community residents and stakeholders.
The collaboration will consider proposals from groups, agencies and organizations with a charitable status as determined by the IRS internal revenue code 501(c) 3. Please note: Entities that do not have this designation may use a fiscal sponsor (organization recognized as a 501 (c) 3 charitable entity) to serve as the recipient and manager of the grant. Eligible nonprofits are required to have board membership that is at least 10 percent people of color. The term “people of color” refers to all persons who are not categorized as white by the U.S. Census.
Criteria for funding will include the expected activities and events and the prospect for promoting peace, community building and cohesion and building social connections, the track record of the applicant, the degree of the collaboration with others and willingness to share information and plans, and the quality of the proposal as described below.Download grant eligibility and application details (DOCX)
By building on the vibrant history and assets present in our city, we can realize this vision for the future, but only if we work together. The community is our partner and guide as the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Royal Capital Group come together to catalyze investment in people and place.Learn More
Here is where we will stand and center our collaboration to enhance health, economic and social benefit for this community and beyond.
What was once the anchor of commerce in the city’s core, Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store, will once again be a vibrant hub. This historic building at 2153 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be restored and reborn by the Royal Capital Group as the physical manifestation of our collaboration, including the new headquarters of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the community engagement programs of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Once this building is completely restored, multi-income housing will be offered to those in the community.
- A series of public visioning sessions
- Dozens of one-on-one interviews with residents and stakeholders conducted by fellows hired from the neighborhood
- Community events allowing for input and engagement
What comes next is up to all of us.
We are actively monitoring the current situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact. We continue to work with the community and our partners through virtual and remote options, and are moving forward with our mission of a Milwaukee that is equitable, healthy and thriving for all.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
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