Greater Milwaukee Foundation
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Virtual On the Table MKE 2020 examined theme of ‘Healing Justice’

Greater Milwaukee Foundation now accepting applications for ‘Ideas to Action’ funding

By - Oct 27th, 2020 09:57 am

Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 27, 2020 – The Greater Milwaukee Foundation hosted its fourth annual On the Table MKE earlier this month, focused on the theme of Healing Justice, a practice that centers the collective safety and well-being of communities as an integral part of working toward collective liberation. Approximately 800 community members attended the all-virtual event, which spanned three days and featured a series of keynote speakers and curated conversations for anyone to join.

Video recordings of each conversation are available at the links below:

To continue strengthening community, deepening civic involvement and cultivating new ideas developed during On the Table MKE conversations, the Foundation is again offering Ideas to Action funding this year. Any member of a nonprofit organization who participated in On the Table MKE this year is eligible to apply for a grant. Ideas to Action funding amounts will range from $500 to $2,500, contingent on quantity and viability of applications, and will go toward a project focused on action and collaboration. The projects must feature a new idea generated through an On the Table MKE conversation, and special consideration will be given to ideas that advance racial equity and inclusion. Last year, 13 projects received Ideas to Action funding.

Eligible applicants must apply online by Saturday, Oct. 31. The selection of grant recipients will be determined by an advisory committee of community members and Foundation donors and staff.

“Although 2020 looked different, the brave spaces and collaborative spirit of On the Table MKE were as strong as ever this year,” said Ellen Gilligan, Foundation president and CEO. “Thank you to the hundreds of greater Milwaukee residents who were moved by the need for healing justice and pulled up a virtual seat to build relationships with others, engage in productive dialogue and turn ideas into positive action.”

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is Wisconsin’s largest community foundation and was among the first established in the world. For more than a century, the Foundation has inspired philanthropy by connecting generous people to community needs that align with their interests. The Foundation was founded on the premise that generosity can unlock an individual’s potential and strengthen the community as a whole for everyone who lives here. We work in partnership with those who are committed to ensuring greater Milwaukee is a vibrant, economically thriving region that comprises welcoming and inclusive communities providing opportunity, prosperity and a high quality of life for all.

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