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:
Board of Regents UW System: $200,000 (over three years) for research on women recently diagnosed with breast cancer prior, during and after chemotherapy treatment to understand the risk and markers for chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation: $165,000 (over three years) for research to enhance understanding of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other forms of cardiac disease to facilitate diagnosis and treatment choices.
Marquette University: $120,000 (over three years) for research to test a new rehabilitation strategy for restoring dynamic balance in people with multiple sclerosis.
Interfaith Senior Programs: $50,000 to hire a program manager to lead the startup of a transportation program for elders in Waukesha in 2017.
Serenity Inns: $20,000 for its outpatient program to treat the men on its waiting list recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts: $15,000 to provide six-week visual residencies to 200 underserved elementary school students from Milwaukee public and charter schools. The funding also will support creation of the Mary L. Nohl Digital Art Gallery, located in the Lynn Chappy Arts Education wing of the center, which will provide an opportunity for student art to be viewed by 45,000 people during the year.
Broadscope Disability Services: $15,000 to support a bilingual respite support case manager to facilitate outreach, information sessions and support groups to increase respite and support services for Latino families caring for a child with a disability.
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County: $7,500 for operational support to help it decide whether to continue as an independent organization or become a program of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee.
COA Youth & Family Centers: $2,400 to support addition of a host for the last 12 Precious Lives podcasts.