Connie L Wilson Child Care Center Fund


The UW Office of Child Care and Family Resources provides resources for campus programs and educators. The Connie L. Wilson Center Grant Fund was developed to support campus center staff and/or programs beyond the constraints of center budgets. Funds are raised privately through individual gifts and proceeds from the annual Jazzin.

All UW Madison campus children's centers or early educators may apply. Appropriate submissions include requests that may have campus-wide quality improvements or the ability to be shared with or impact others. Applicants may request resources to:

  • Expand early education materials/supplies available to children;
  • Improve training available for the staff of the centers; and/ or provide payment for credit courses to maintain licensure. Staff receiving training support must agree to share the content/expertise across campus programs. [Note: This grant does not cover individual license renewal fees.]
  • Expand or enhance equipment/materials and/or supplies that promote quality curriculum/care for children of the centers and/or
  • Expand or enhance early education/care programming and services currently being offered for our university parents and children
  • Improve training available for the staff of the centers or provide payment for credit courses to maintain licensure; [Note: This grant does not cover individual educator license renewal fees.]


The total annual budget available per year is approximately $3,000 (fiscal year July 1-June 30th).

Application and Submission:

  • Awards may be sought by UW teaching staff, individual campus centers, or the campus consortium as a whole
  • Grants in any amount may be requested
  • Individuals requesting funds must obtain the signature approval of their center director prior to submission
  • Applications may be submitted throughout the year or as long as funds remain available.

To apply for this grant, please submit the Request for Support form.

Grant Review:

Grants are reviewed as received and may be submitted anytime during the academic year or as long as funds are available.

  • Priority is given to first-time applicants and those that have campus or program-wide impact.
  • All applicants will receive email notification of the final review outcome within 30 days of submission.

Note: Proposals that exceed this amount but show potential for high-quality impact on the center, workforce or program, should apply or discuss with the OCCFR to see if additional resources could be available.

If you previously submitted a grant that was not funded due to insufficient funds, please resubmit it with updated information and approvals.

Contributions: If interested in contributing to the fund or volunteering for an event, please contact Teri Stratton at