The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2020 Community Impact Grants Program.

The overarching goal of the Community Impact Grant Program is to advance health equity in Wisconsin communities through support for large-scale, evidence-informed, community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health. These partnerships require substantial and authentic community leadership to achieve sustainable systems change and must be supported by robust evaluation.

Each award is for a maximum of $1 million over a period of five years. The Partnership Program anticipates making up to six awards in 2020. The application process involves three stages; the letter of intent for stage one is due March 4, 2020. Progressing to the second and third stage is by invitation only.

For more information on the Community Impact Grant Program, please contact Senior Program Officer Andrea Dearlove at 608-265-8146 or adearlove@wisc.edu.


The Wisconsin Partnership Program is a permanent endowment within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health created to improve health and well-being in Wisconsin. It was established in 2004 through a generous gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin’s conversion to a stock insurance corporation. The Wisconsin Partnership Program invests in community partnerships, education and research aimed at improving health and advancing health equity by solving complex health challenges from the cellular to the clinical to the community level. To date, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has awarded more than 500 research, education and community partnership grants totaling more than $237 million to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin.