Continuing Education Grant

For the second year in a row, the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation awarded up to $15,000 to one or multiple recipients to cover leadership, training or other programs for established professional women seeking to take their careers to the next level. The money is paid directly to the educational institutions. In awarding these grants, TEMPO Milwaukee is seeking to expand the impact of women in our community by advocating, elevating and accelerating women leaders. The grants are meant to both encourage leadership development and recognize women the organization believes are having or will have an impact in the community. The recipients of the second annual grant were publicly announced and recognized at TEMPO Milwaukee's Annual Meeting on April 18, 2019.

The third annual Continuing Education Grant(s) will be awarded in April 2020. The application period will open in early 2020. 

Meet the 2019 Continuing Education Grant Recipients 
Click here to learn more about the recipients 

    Jackie Folak 
    Program Coordinator 
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee 
    Received $1,700 grant for online Nonprofit Management Certificate course,
    University of Illinois at Chicago


    Mariel Hildenbrand 
    Grant & Contract Compliance Manager 
    Received $1,641.25 grant for International Economic Development Council's
    2019 Annual Conference & Real Estate 
Development Reuse Workshop



    Felisa Parris 
  Associate Director - Administration, Curriculum and Evaluation
    Marquette University 
    Received $7,000 grant for Women's Leadership Program at Yale University




    Kiley Peters 
Owner & CEO 
    Brainchild Studios 
    Received $1,895 grant for "Money Matters for Agency Owners" workshop led 
    by the Agency Management Institute 

 Eligible Recipients

  • Grants are exclusively given to women professionals with at least six years of professional experience and at least one year in their current role.
  • Applicants must work AND live in the following counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha. 
  • These grants are intended for educational programs that can enhance a skill or accelerate a career such as a certificate that will enhance her skills, attending a specialized conference, or a leadership program. The grant cannot be used to obtain an undergraduate degree or higher education degree such as a Master’s degree.

Application Requirements

  • Members of TEMPO Milwaukee and TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders are encouraged to apply, but no more than one TEMPO Milwaukee member or Emerging Women Leaders member can receive a grant each year.
  • Individual must submit a complete entry and supply all information and forms as listed in the online application by the deadline. No exceptions.
  • Individual agrees to submit a formal written summary at both 12 and 24 months after the program to describe how they are applying the skills of knowledge gained from the program in their current or new role. Individual also agrees to be part of a database of grant recipients that will be tracked over time.
  • Individual may only apply for one grant per year. All completed applications will be considered. Each application is reviewed by a committee comprised of board members and community partners. A determination is made if it fits with the intent of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation request.
  • Individuals will be notified if awarded the grant.

Ineligible Recipients

  • Seeking grant to cover undergraduate courses
  • Seeking grant to cover higher education degree such as a Master's degree
  • Seeking grant to cover scholarships
  • Individuals participating in contests or pageants or individual appeals for services
  • Seeking grant to cover a trip or tour
  • Members of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation - Continuing Education Grants Committee

Additional Qualifiers or Restrictions

  • All information submitted will become the property of TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation and will not be returned.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
  • All entries will be screened for eligibility by the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation - Continuing Education Grants Committee. TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any individual it deems inappropriate for the program.
  • Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted. No exceptions.
  • TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation reserves all rights and all decisions are final.
  • Private and/or public conversations regarding a submitted application with members of the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation - Continuing Education Grants Committee will not be tolerated. 

Submission Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the online application form by the due date at 11:59 p.m. CST. 
  • No hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
  • Questions may be directed to Marit Harm, Director of Membership & Programs: [email protected],