GMF: Mequon/Hiram Schmitt Fund Grant

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $4,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 30, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Location of residency: Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

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Hiram R. Schmitt, a longtime Mequon resident, left his estate to the then township to meet the social welfare needs of its people. Looking to maximize the value of his generous gift, Mequon officials turned to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for help.

Since 1984, the Mequon/Hiram Schmitt Fund has supported agencies that offer educational, health and human service programs, including capital projects, in Mequon or that serve its residents.

Grantmaking Priorities

Educational, health or other human service programs, including capital projects, located within Mequon or otherwise serving Mequon residents.

Evaluation criteria

  • Significance to the people of Mequon of the problem(s) addressed
  • Agency’s capacity (governing body, staff, financing) to respond to the problem(s)
  • Number of Mequon residents expected to benefit
  • Urgency of need for support from the Mequon/Hiram Schmitt Fund

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies that serve the Mequon/Thiensville area.
  • Grants may be used to sustain an agency's ongoing activities, or to support a particular program or capital project, located in Mequon or otherwise serving Mequon residents.

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