Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Grant Program

Foundation Community Grant applications are due annually on the last Friday of September.

Community Grant Program

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation focuses on providing support for physician-led, community-based or statewide programs to improve health through education and outreach. We seek to support primarily high impact, high-visibility programs that support the Foundation’s mission.

Funding preference is for evidence-based health initiatives championed by member physicians or pilot projects with measurable outcomes in Wisconsin, such as (but not limited to):

  • Health Literacy
  • Health Access and Equity
  • Health Awareness
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Reduction or Mitigation
  • Mental, Behavioral and Addiction Health Access and Prevention Services
  • Disease Prevention (including school or community gardens)
  • Medical Outcomes Research and/or Interpretation and Dissemination of the Research
  • Other Health Topics. (Projects must be evidence-based or new/innovative pilots.)

Other preferences are for initiatives that:

  • Promote changes to modifiable factors affecting health
  • Are new or innovative
  • Focus on prevention
  • Are well-defined and reasonable to be accomplished within the grant period
  • Have a plan to become self-sustaining, if multi-year
  • Promote collaborations/partnerships
  • Involve or are supported by a physician member of the Wisconsin Medical Society


Applications and Forms

  • View instructions and funding guidelines for a Community Grant here.
  • Review an example of a previously approved application and final report.
  • Following approval, grant recipients must sign a memorandum of agreement.
  • Grant recipients must submit a final report on grant activities. View the online final report form here.


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