Safeguarding our donors’ investments has always been a priority for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation since we received our very first fund in 1915. As good stewards, we build on what came before us, while we plan for what lies ahead.


The Foundation relies on our volunteer Investment Committee of leading, local financial experts to oversee our investments and also draws strength and assistance from New York-based Colonial Consulting, a nationally renowned investment consulting firm specializing in large endowments.


We believe sound investing and strategic grantmaking go hand in hand and our investment philosophy reflects that. We provide donors with the capacity to increase the amount of money they have available for grantmaking while also ensuring their fund’s principal keeps pace with or exceeds the long-term rate of inflation. 

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2016 Annual Report




For an overview of last year’s financial performance, read our 2016 annual report.