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Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc. became Wisconsin's first freestanding, non-profit, mental health consumer/survivor controlled organization in 2000.


Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc. is a statewide member agency that holds it’s Annual Meeting where members elect the Board of Directors during the fall conference of each year.


Board of Directors is currently 100% mental health consumer/survivor controlled.
Board meetings are held in Madison on a bi-monthly basis.


Executive Committee holds teleconference call meetings on the months the full Board does not meet.


Anyone can attend a Board meeting as a guest.


All Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc. staff members are mental health consumers/survivors.


Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc. is also a member agency of Community Shares of Wisconsin, the oldest social action fund in the country, which connects donors with nearly 60 local (Dane County) nonprofits building social and economic equity and a healthy environment.