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Finding Hope Here in Wisconsin

Hope often appears in the form of a story. These are some of the stories that keep us hopeful.

Alexa’s 99-year-old mother receiving her college diploma on her COVID-safe porch in Stevens Point.

Coggin in Sturgeon Bay creating a virtual archaeological dig for kids stuck at home.

Gary from Lac du Flambeau sharing his healing cultural practices at a ceremony for other veterans.

Thanks to our generous donors – people like you – Love Wisconsin stories like these reach tens of thousands of your fellow Wisconsinites, lifting hearts and bringing us closer together despite our greater isolation.

With your help, we can raise silenced voices, spark our civic imagination, and bring the people of Wisconsin closer together.


Mini Grant Applications Due Feb. 1

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online portal. Please note: Applicants will not be able to access the grant portal beginning at 9 pm on Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 with anticipated restoration of service Sunday morning, Jan 24, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience while routine maintenance is done.


Small-group conversations about immigration

Wisconsin Humanities and Local Voices Network (LVN) are hosting virtual conversations about what immigration means to each of us, and to our communities. Anyone can help to organize a conversation.


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