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Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers grant funds with a 25% match to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. Application period closes May 7.

Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Due May 7. More here:

AARP Community Challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space and other community elements that support great places for all people of all ages. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life. Deadline is May 16. Link:

Robert Wood Johnson
Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of RWJF, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. We support rigorously designed research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs, and partnerships. The purpose of this call for proposals (CFP) is to improve our understanding of the Action Area 1 drivers* and outcomes related to health, well-being and equity, particularly with respect to disadvantaged children and families. A current lack of empirical evidence limits our ability to identify strategies with the potential to “drive” this Action Area forward. In addition, although these drivers are strongly correlated with individual health outcomes, we lack compelling evidence of the causal directions and the magnitudes of effects on health, well-being, and equity. We seek evidence on the extent to which Action Area 1 drivers—mindsets and expectations, sense of community, and civic engagement—can be changed through intervention at the individual or population levels to result in better health, well-being and equity outcomes. Letter of intent due by June 1. More:

USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) – dedicated to providing training resources to farmers. This year’s RFA provides over $3 million in funding for Regional Centers for Food Safety Training, and also modifies the expected role of the Regional Centers by requiring an implementation plan be put in place to extend technical assistance to producers. NSAC strongly supports the meaningful inclusion of community partners into the Regional Centers’ outreach and technical assistance plans. In order to facilitative true collaboration between local partners and the Regional Centers, tangible resources for local partners must also be included. Due June 7. Summary and links here:

Voices for Healthy Kids
The initiative aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. Voices for Healthy Kids will advance coordinated state, local, and tribal public policy issue advocacy campaigns focused on healthy eating and active living, and will utilize the American Heart Association’s proven advocacy capacity to drive meaningful and widespread policy change. Next deadline, July 13. More:

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
The Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP) provides funds to expand the number of resident positions at rural healthcare facilities in Wisconsin, thereby increasing access to quality healthcare for rural communities. Deadline is October 1. More here:


Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Change Incubator funding aims to invest in community-based partnerships to overcome challenges or key next steps to increase their readiness for and effectiveness in carrying out larger community health improvement initiatives. Funding supports partnerships of diverse organizations and perspectives to jumpstart the collaborative planning, implementation, evaluation, dissemination and sustainability processes of a community health improvement initiative. More:

Playground grants to help communities build safe places for kids to play. Opportunities ranging building a new playground in your community, to creative play, to transforming sidewalks and vacant lots. Rolling deadlines. More:

Good Sports
Resources for schools and community organizations serving youth between the ages of 3-18 years old in an economically disadvantaged area. Award consists of equipment, apparel, and footwear. Rolling application. More:

Headwaters Foundation
We know that the journey toward justice and equity takes time. It can take years or even decades for communities and systems to transform. Our advice is simply this – tell us what you hope to achieve and how you will get there. Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been around for decades, we want to learn about you, your community, and the people who are leading your work. More:

Reiman Foundation
With a Milwaukee focus, the foundation supports the dedication, imagination and courage of organizations, particularly those involved in our key grant focus areas of education, health care, the arts and children’s initiatives. The Foundation provides philanthropic support to a number of organizations that share and embody this mission. The Reiman Foundation will accept, review and make decisions on grant applications on an ongoing, rolling basis throughout the year. More here:

Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation
Healthy Children’s Initiative has a Milwaukee County focus to encourage the healthy – physical, emotional, cognitive, and social – development of children. Pre-applications (now Letters of Inquiry (LOI)) will be available to complete in May and submitted to the Foundation. More:

La Crosse Community Foundation
Funds are established by individuals, families, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups sharing a common interest.  La Crosse Community Foundation currently manages over 200 funds, and on average adds an additional 10 new funds each year. List here:

Kenosha Community Foundation
With a mission of helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community, multiple funding opportunities are available. More here:

Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation
With a Beloit focus, funded projects have “social significance” for the community with a local/regional benefit for the greater Beloit area. All grant requests should be submitted for review by May1st or November 1st. More information here: