How We’re Funded

InControl Wisconsin, Inc receives funding from  government grants, private foundations, events, consulting, sponsorships and donations.

Government Grants

  • The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (formerly known as the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities) provided InControl Wisconsin, Inc with a start-up grant in 2010. The BPDD is continuing its commitment to grow InControl Wisconsin and advance self-determination by providing additional project funding in 2011.
  • Pathways to Independence, within the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, provides resources through the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant to InControl Wisconsin to work on self-directed support and employment in Wisconsin.

Private Foundations

  • InControl Wisconsin applies to private foundations for funding that will advance its mission.


  • InControl Wisconsin generates revenue through event registrations and sponsorships for the annual statewide Self-Determination Conference. The monies generated from this conference sustain and grow it, as well as help InControl Wisconsin offer other low-cost education events on self-directed support throughout the year.
  • In addition to grant funding, InControl Wisconsin seeks sponsorships from private organizations or will charge a training registration fee to participants.


  • Private organizations and groups hire InControl Wisconsin Staff and Associates to help them learn about, plan for, and implement self-directed support.

To learn more about providing financial support to InControl Wisconsin, contact Patti Becker.