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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is fully committed to enhancing the quality of life for those who live and work in the greater Milwaukee region. We promote regional vitality by supporting a wide range of organizations and programs that contribute to a thriving community through the following five general areas:

Arts and culture

  • Cultivate and support an appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms
  • Deepen community-based arts education for children and adults
  • Provide access to cultural experiences and programs that support academic achievement

Community economic development

  • Support efforts to provide safe, affordable housing throughout the region
  • Promote entrepreneurship and small business development to build a thriving regional economy
  • Encourage sustainable development in communities which enhance the quality of life

Environment

  • Protect significant environmental assets and ensure they are available for public use and enjoyment
  • Strengthen local food systems, particularly those which create opportunities for communities to work and grow together

Health

  • Support residents’ access to quality health care
  • Address pressing health needs and pervasive chronic illness
  • Promote dignity and cultural relevance in health services to vulnerable populations

Human services

  • Support programs that strengthen families throughout the region
  • Provide culturally appropriate services for children and families in crisis
  • Support collaborative approaches in the delivery of services to reduce stress on families

Recent Grants


For a complete listing of this quarter’s grants made from our competitive grantmaking process, visit Recent Grants.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County: $50,000 to support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Collaborative’s 2017 program cycle.

Housing Action Coalition of Waukesha County: $25,000 to support an emergency shelter program for homeless men in Waukesha County.

Sojourner Family Peace Center: $10,000 to support planning of a healing center that will include healing services, employment through a social enterprise and housing for clients.

Learn More

dunn-web.pngContact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies.

 

Research

What are the most common scams committed against area older adults? Read more via a special report commissioned by the Foundation’s Wisconsin Consumer Antifraud Fund.