• Make Your Case

    Full Proposals Due Aug. 7.

    If HBF has sent you an email requesting a Full Proposal, you'll need to gather additional project, financial, and legal information. Check out our FAQs and watch tutorial videos on completing your Full Proposal.

  • A New View of Aging

    $2 Million for
    Aging-Friendly Communities
    in Rural Wisconsin.

    Through a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, HBF is expanding efforts to make Wisconsin a national leader in healthy, engaged older adults, with a focus on rural communities.

  • Funding Our Future

    Kids need safe places
    to learn and grow.

    The Helen Bader Foundation helps create healthy environments for youth by connecting them to safe harbors in their neighborhoods, and working to put enriching, engaging opportunities within reach of local families.

  • Empowering Employees

    In tough economic
    times, we’re helping
    people get a foothold.

    The Foundation engages with local businesses, nonprofits, and civic partners to find collaborative solutions for connecting people with available jobs.

  • Our Newest Grants

    More than $225 million
    in grants in 20 years.

    Since we first started giving grants in 1992, we have awarded an impressive group of worthwhile organizations the funds needed to promote lasting improvements in diverse communities.

  • Tell Us More

    Full Proposals Due Aug. 7

    If you've submitted a Preliminary Application and we've emailed you that we're interested in learning more, log in to complete our Full Proposal. There, you can provide detailed project information, as well as upload financial and legal documents. If you don't know where to start, click on our Frequently Asked Questions.