ThriveOn Collaboration

ThriveOn Collaboration Grant Program

About ThriveOn Collaboration

The ThriveOn Collaboration is a partnership between the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin and Royal Capital Group, grounded in a shared vision of a Milwaukee that is equitable, healthy, and thriving for all. As the Foundation and MCW prepares to move into their new headquarters in the historic Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store building, they began a community engagement process to listen and cultivate relationship with residents in the three neighborhoods at the intersection of their new home.

Building off the community engagement model and additional investment into the partner neighborhoods, ThriveOn Collaboration is offering funding to respond to opportunities designed to support youth, employment trainings and community-based activities that encourage youth social connections, promote peace, and build community in the Harambee, Halyard Park & Brewers Hill neighborhoods.

ThriveOn Collaboration Summer Grants

Who is eligible?
Nonprofits are interested in partnering with residents, community leaders and stakeholders in activities that promote community cohesion, foster constructive relationships with community residents and stakeholders.

How will it work?
Grants up to $7,500 will support projects or programs within the partner neighborhoods of Halyard Park, Harambee and Brewers Hill. Funds may be used for activities that support youth (ages 10-24 years old) within the partner neighborhoods to promote community-building. Some examples include educational events, arts and cultural activities, youth engagement and/or youth activities, support of resident leadership, recreational activities, festival, performances, picnics, block-level activities including rental of venue and supplies, and other activities that promote relationships between youth, adults, seniors, and other community stakeholders. The applicant also agrees to share their experiences with the funders and others so that lessons learned can benefit other participants.

Each grantee will be asked to submit a report, which should not exceed two pages, on the following:

  • What was achieved?
  • Who was impacted?
  • Lessons learned
  • What, if anything, did not work and why?
  • How was the funds/grant was spent?

Funding decision timeline
Grant Cycle Opens May 15
Grant Cycle Closes - June 5
Information Session - May 22
Funds Disbursed - July 2023
Project Completion - December 31

The information session will be held at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation offices; 101 W. Pleasant St., Suite 210, Milwaukee, WI