The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin to receive part of the charitable funds resulting from the conversion of Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin from a nonprofit organization to a for-profit corporation. While a peer program was also established at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, AHW is unique from other health care conversion foundations in that the public funds were entrusted to a private medical school. As a result, AHW carefully stewards this investment to ensure the funds are used to support advancements to improve the health of Wisconsin residents.
All applications in response to AHW open funding opportunities are managed through our online grants management system. You will find a link to each funding opportunity's online application on the dedicated RFA webpage.