Fueling Philanthropy

Student Philanthropists supporting impact, community-driven work.

Fall 2020 Request for Proposals

We are Fueling Philanthropy: a group of students enrolled in a philanthropy course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology. Through the support of The Philanthropy Lab, we will grant $50,000 to local and international education organizations and programs.


Our Request for Proposals below outlines the requirements for grants as well as a grant application. Please share with others who may be interested. 

We appreciate all that you do!

Deadline for Applications:
Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00pm

About Our Foundation

Mission: To support community-based nonprofit organizations within Dane County that promote sustainable growth, equity & inclusion by empowering communities.

Vision: To support impactful community-driven work within Dane County.

The Fueling Philanthropy Grant is administered through the Philanthropy and Civic Engagement course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Human Ecology. We are a group of students exploring social responsibility, civic responsibility and giving practices. Thanks to The Philanthropy Lab organization and the Endres Foundation, we will provide monetary support to programs and organizations who share our goals for strengthening the community around us.


Join Us!

Fueling Philanthropy Giving Ceremony

More details to come. 


2019 Grant Recipients

Congratulations, 2019 grant recipients! Fueling Philanthropy Foundation is excited to announce that after careful deliberation, we have selected the following organizations to receive grant funding: 
Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin


Freedom inc.

LGBT Books to Prisoners

Foundation for Madison Public Schools


Wisconsin Connection

In order to facilitate evaluation of awarded grants, applicants must have some sort of Madison or Greater Wisconsin connection, such as a branch, chapter, or associated organization. We invite applications for programs that are implemented beyond the Midwest region including a national and international context.

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Helping Hands

Funding Community Organizations

We seek to provide funding to small and grassroots organizations that are making valuable impacts in communities. This grant is intended for organizations with an annual budget of $5 Million or less, though special consideration will be given to organization with a larger budget size.

Contact Us

Get in touch with Fueling Philanthropy to discover more about our work and ask any questions about our process and the 2019 Grant cycle.


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