Community/University Partnership (CUP) Grant

Celebrating 14 years of building relationships, partnerships and collaborations among our community organizations and UWM!
Since 1999, over 75 CUP grants have been awarded to a variety of community organizations and UWM faculty and staff for projects that span the disciplines and reach into many of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.


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Site last updated: 4/29/2015
Community/University Partnership grants support limited-term projects, events, and activities that promote partnerships between UWM and the diverse communities it serves. Our grants help provide UWM students with unique opportunities for community involvement through service learning and other engagement activities, while positively impacting community residents. The partnership grants also encourage new forms of community-UWM cooperation that use innovative methods of teaching and learning to promote one or more of the following:
  • Cross-cultural literacy
  • Local/Global perspectives on social and artistic issues
  • The relationship of science to culture and society
  • Social justice through community development
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Gender issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Religious pluralism
  • Community health and well-being
  • Integration of community and academic knowledge