Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation

The Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation will provide funds to initiate and sustain projects in the Greater Milwaukee community. The Foundation will focus on programs and projects that serve low-income and disadvantaged individuals, women, children and the elderly. The Foundation will support charitable organizations that address these concerns through arts and culture, community and social development, education and health. The Foundation believes that access to educational opportunities will enable youth and adults to become productive and contributing members of society. The Foundation encourages the development of educational programs and systems which are responsive to emerging community needs. Priority will be given to programs for low-income and at-risk youth.

Initial applications will be reviewed on the following schedule:
  • Applications Received by January 15 - Application Reviewed by May
  • Applications Received by May 15 - Application Reviewed by September
  • Applications Received by September 15 - Application Reviewed by December
Generally, applicants will be notified of action taken by the Board not later than the end of the month in which the application is reviewed.

Initial application will be in the form of a letter of intent (maximum 2 pages) sent here:

660 E. Mason Street, 4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: (414) 227-1205

Your letter should include information about the organization, the names of all collaborating organizations, the estimated total project budget, the amount being requested, 501(c)3, information on activities to raise funds from other sources in the community, 990 and current audit (if available). Please attach your organization's mission statement, operating budget, a list of Current Board of Directors and a list of all persons involved in fund raising for the organization. Note that requests for a special project must also include a description of the project, objectives and the project budget.

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