Annual Water Quality Mini-Grant Program

Improving Water Quality Through Local, Grassroots Efforts

Sweet Water’s signature Water Quality Mini-Grant Program distributes grants of $1,000 - $5,000 to established non-profit organizations, community, and civic groups for projects or activities that advance the objectives of Sweet Water, which is to protect and restore our shared water resources.  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 local, grassroots efforts that employ green infrastructure practices and other water quality-related activities that will improve water quality, enhance conservation, restore habitat, or educate people about these issues.  A mini-grant proposal 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 the 2017 mini-grant awardees:

We are grateful to our 2017 Mini-Grant Program funders: