Foundation names next President and CEO

Greg Wesley to continue building on Foundation’s legacy of growth and collaboration

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Racial Equity and Inclusion is our North Star

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is committed to building a Milwaukee for all. With racial equity and inclusion as our North Star, we are reimaging philanthropy, catalyzing systems change, building inclusive culture and convening and following community voice.

Guided by our North Star

In their own words

Community members, donors and staff share how they’re building a Milwaukee for all.

In their own words

At home in historic Bronzeville

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is now open at our new location in ThriveOn King. Visit us at 2153 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 4000, Milwaukee, WI 53212.

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Thrive On Collaboration

ThriveOn King is the centerpiece of the ThriveOn Collaboration, a historic partnership.

See our commitment

Thrive On artists talk honoring Bronzeville’s past and the path ahead

Art featured throughout ThriveOn King will celebrate Bronzeville.

Artists talk process

Generational resources, generational impact

Our historic Greater Together Campaign has helped open the doors of philanthropy to everyone, growing the relationships and resources needed to deeply invest in the priorities of today and opportunities of tomorrow.

Coming together to give


Greater Together Campaign raises over $726 million to support vision of a Milwaukee for all

Campaign exceeds goal

A Milwaukee for All

Guided by our North Star of racial equity and inclusion, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation connects our community and invests in transformational change to reshape Milwaukee as a region where everyone thrives. 

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  • Racial equity as our North Star
  • Reimagining Philanthropy
  • Recentering Communities
Learn more about our strategic vision

Investment in Communities

We are a catalyst for community change, investing in transformational impact where needs and opportunities are the greatest.

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  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Community Wellness
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Learn how we invest in the community

Tools for Change

As a community foundation, we leverage our diverse philanthropic toolkit to bring people together, marshal resources and expand community knowledge to achieve the greatest possible impact for our many community stakeholders. 

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  • Grantmaking
  • Impact Investing
  • Community and civic engagement
Learn more about our tools for change

Community Partnerships

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is how Milwaukee works together. Through our leadership and support of cross-sector collaborations, focused initiatives and regional partnerships, we are moving the needle on goals shared by the entire community.

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  • ThriveOn Collaboration
  • Milwaukee Succeeds
  • Community Development Alliance
Learn about our community partnerships

Philanthropic Partnership

As a philanthropist, you understand the power of generosity. With the Greater Milwaukee Foundation as your partner, you can increase your impact, which in turn enhances the region while addressing critical needs.  

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  • Ways to Give
  • Individual and Family Philanthropy
  • Investment Information
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Your Philanthropic Vision

As a philanthropist, you understand that generosity has the power to transform individual lives as well as the broader community. Partnering with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for your philanthropy connects you to a tradition of giving that has enhanced the region and addressed critical needs for more than a century.

Partner with us

Donor highlight

Couple view fund as helping address Milwaukee's needs far into the future

Learn about Ralph and Margaret Hollmon

Donor Quicklinks

Current donors Donor portal Stay connected

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Benefits to your clients

As your clients and networks consider the many ways they can participate in philanthropy, the Foundation is here to help.

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Award celebrates attorney leading the way in building a more equitable Milwaukee

Read more about Kristen Hardy

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The Foundation advantage Community Adviser & Ambassador Network Tax efficient giving strategies  

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Building a thriving region 

We invest in and collaborate with area nonprofits to address community priorities and enhance the vitality of the region.

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Responding to community voice for maternal, family well-being

Learn more about a local nonprofit

Grantee Quicklinks

Funding opportunities Recent grants Grantee portal

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Centering community voice

Our approach to community engagement features a range of tools meant to meet residents and neighborhood stakeholders where they are. 

Learn about our three-prong approach

Community highlight

ThriveOn Small business loans

Learn more at an information session

Community Quicklinks

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July 23, 2024

Cream City Foundation joins Greater Milwaukee Foundation family

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July 9, 2024

Milwaukee professionals join Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board

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June 28, 2024

A heart full of gratitude, a future full of promise

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June 21, 2024

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation moves at the pace of trust

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