Evjue Foundation Grants

The Evjue Foundation grants are made possible by the will of the late William T. Evjue, the founder of The Capital Times, who directed that proceeds from his controlling stock in the newspaper go to the Evjue Charitable Trust. The will requires that the trust, in turn, direct proceeds to the foundation to be distributed to worthy causes and organizations throughout the community. The Foundation often makes grants to UW-Madison for projects that provide outreach and enhance the quality of life in Madison and Dane County.

Any grant proposal that involves UW-Madison entities must be submitted through the campus process.

Submission Process and Guidelines

Proposals must include the following:

  • Project title
  • Name of UW-Madison unit submitting the grant proposal
  • School/College or administrative division under which the unit is administratively housed
  • Name, title, email address and phone number of the project leader
  • A one-paragraph abstract/summary of the project
  • A description of the project (see details below)
  • Detailed budget information including the requested grant amount and any other support that is anticipated from other sources of funding.

The description of the project for which grant funding is requested should include a clear and concise description of the project, intended audience, timeframe, and anticipated impact or outcomes. The Evjue Foundation traditionally funds community outreach-oriented projects; thus, proposals should describe how the project will benefit the community. At the request of the Evjue Foundation Board, the description must also include an example that demonstrates the unit’s commitment to diversity in the past year. The description should be written in a manner that is understandable to an individual who may not be trained in the discipline.

Proposals should be no longer than two pages in total (no smaller than 11-pt font), including budget information. As the total allocation to UW-Madison is anticipated to be approximately $200,000, it is recommended that grant request be in the $2,000 – $10,000 range.

Proposals must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word format to provost@provost.wisc.edu by the published submission deadline.

A small committee appointed by the chancellor and provost will recommend projects for submission to the Evjue Foundation Board, taking into consideration the appropriateness of the proposal in light of the Evjue Foundation’s mission and priorities as demonstrated through prior grantmaking, opportunities for funding from other sources, and likelihood of impact. Parties will be notified of the outcome after the Evjue Foundation Board’s meeting in June.

Submission Deadline

The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs invites proposals to the Evjue Foundation (the charitable arm of The Capital Times, Inc.) from UW-Madison units.

Proposals should be submitted by Friday, February 23, 2024, to be considered for funding in the spring 2024 grant cycle.  Please send proposals to provost@provost.wisc.edu, and be sure the subject line indicates “Evjue Grant Proposal” with your unit name.


Eden Inoway-Ronnie
Chief of Staff
Office of the Provost

via email to provost@provost.wisc.edu