Increasing economic opportunities

Guest House of Milwaukee: $100,000 to support construction and installation costs for a new elevator at the homeless shelter’s 118-year-old building.

Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative: $50,000 to support a director of small business development. The director will create partnerships between large anchor institutions and primarily minority-owned small businesses in the central city.

MetroGo!: $25,000 to continue its efforts in building a collaborative that will recommend and advance transit policy proposals.

BizStarts Milwaukee: $25,000 to further expand the nonprofit’s ability to assist business startups.

YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin: $20,000 to support participants in the agency’s transitional jobs program in partnership with Quad/Graphics, which aims to provide permanent jobs for unemployed individuals.

Promoting Racial Equity and Inclusion

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee: $6,800 to sponsor nine screenings of the movie “Selma,” to youth and families from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in February.

Strengthening education

Marquette University: $130,000 to support coaching and professional development for the 40 teachers who run the Milwaukee Summer Reading Project, an intensive six-week program that works to improve literacy skills of low-income students entering second, third and fourth grade.

College Possible: $125,000 to help prepare high school juniors for the ACT and work with them through the college application process.

PAVE: $60,000 to help expand its efforts in coaching business professionals to serve as board members at local schools.

Schools That Can Milwaukee: $50,000 to support ongoing coaching and professional development of school leaders and teachers in 38 schools that partner with the organization.

Strengthening neighborhoods

Albright Methodist Church: $90,000 (over three years) to support a neighborhood coordinator and youth program supervisors who will help implement Healthy Neighborhood Initiative strategies in Milwaukee’s Capitol Heights neighborhood.

Housing Resources: $50,000 to support the homeownership program that works with low- to moderate-income families in the four county area in increasing homeownership and improving their economic security. The grant also supports home tours for designated areas within the Foundation’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative.

Dominican Center for Women: $25,000 to support continued work in the Amani neighborhood toward implementing the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a federally-funded program that connects and empowers residents, local organizations, and community leaders to drive change in distressed neighborhoods.

IMPACT Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services: $20,000 to help its work with nonprofit agencies around data collection, analysis and dissemination. The nonprofit will oversee Milwaukee’s participation in the National Neighborhood Indicators Project, which works with 35 cities nationwide to develop and use neighborhood-level information for community building and local decision-making.

Regional vitality

Aurora Health Care: $94,216 (over two years) to create the Milwaukee Sexual Assault Review team, modeled after the Homicide Review Commission, that would bring together criminal justice, public health and clinical case management to review sexual assault cases, study trends and provide recommendations on how to prevent them.

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust: $75,000 toward acquisition costs related to protecting more than 1,000 acres of land in Ozaukee and Washington counties.

Hope House of Milwaukee: $35,000 (over three years) to support case management at its Surgeon’s Quarters Single Room Occupancy Program. The program, a joint project of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Department of Veterans Affairs, Friends of Housing and Hope House, provides permanent housing to adults, with an emphasis on veterans.

Hebron House of Hospitality: $30,000 to support the “Outside In” program, a program that will work with homeless men in Waukesha County to help them find permanent housing.

Mequon Nature Preserve: $25,000 to cover costs associated with preparing an application to the Wisconsin Department of Nature Resources to become a wetland mitigation bank site sponsor.

Jewish Family Services: $25,000 to support comprehensive care for low-income older adult clients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Wisconsin Historical Foundation: $20,000 to support the cataloguing and digital preservation of civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips’ personal papers, photos, journals and notes.

Guest House of Milwaukee: $15,000 to increase the capacity of the homeless shelter to serve homeless men between January and March.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Center: $12,500 to support training for volunteer mentors who work with breast cancer survivors.

West Bend Friends of Sculpture: $12,000 to cover fabrication and installation costs for a sculpture by Wisconsin artist Nathan Hatch that will be installed along the West Bend Riverfront Parkway.

Diverse & Resilient: $2,500 to support a session on HIV/AIDS in communities of color at the agency’s annual leadership conference in late February in Milwaukee.

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