2018-2019 Mini-Grant updates

Sweet Water is not currently accepting applications for Mini-Grant Program funding. Please check back this fall for application information!

In the meantime, help us support the future of the Mini-Grant Program by donating today. As we continue to fund creative and exciting projects, we are looking for partners and support to make it possible. Join us and invest in our shared water resources today!

Improving Water Quality Through Local, Grassroots Efforts

Sweet Water’s signature Water Quality Mini-Grant Program distributes grants of $1,000 - $5,000 to non-profit community and civic groups for projects or activities that advance Sweet Water's mission and vision.

Funding is available for eligible projects located in any of the five watersheds located in Southeastern Wisconsin:  the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, Milwaukee, Root, and Oak Creek.

The aim of the Water Quality Mini-Grant Program is to support efforts that make use of green infrastructure practices or other approaches to improve water quality, enhance environmental conservation, restore aquatic habitat, or educate people about these issues.  A mini-grant project can be implemented at an individual site, as a neighborhood project, or as a community-wide initiative. 

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by Sweet Water every year in the fall.  The grants are reviewed and judged by a panel of experts arranged by Sweet Water, and the winning organizations execute their proposed projects the following spring and summer.  Every spring, Sweet Water is proud to honor these winners at its annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference.

congratulations to OUR 2018 mini-grant awardees:

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We are grateful to our 2018 Mini-Grant Program funders: