Why choose the Greater Milwaukee Foundation?

For more than a century, the Foundation has been a catalyst for positive change. We address critical issues by supporting solution-based approaches that uplift a community’s assets. 

When you choose to partner with the Foundation you receive:  

Personalized service 

Focus on the joy of giving while our staff handles all your charitable fund’s administrative details. Starting with a philanthropic adviser, you will work with real people who take the time to understand your values and interests while providing the advice and resources needed to achieve your philanthropic goals. 

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Community knowledge 

Rely on our team of experts, which maintains in-depth knowledge of the community’s needs and the nonprofit agencies most effective in meeting them. You will also receive access to information about potential funding opportunities that align with your interest areas. 

Explore our investments in communities


Professional investment management 

Expect competitive investment returns, as our prudent investment philosophy allocates assets to maximize growth while limiting risk. With assistance from Crewcial Partners, a nationally renowned investment consulting firm specializing in large endowments, an investment committee of local financial experts oversees all the Foundation’s investments.  

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Enrichment and access 

Throughout the year, you will be invited to attend events and social gatherings that connect you to local and national experts while offering you an opportunity to learn about emerging topics alongside fellow philanthropists. You will interact with community leaders who are shaping the future of the region and working to address the community’s pressing needs. 

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The Foundation holds accreditation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®, the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence, which establishes legal, ethical and effective practices for community foundations. 

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Get connected to the greater Milwaukee community and help strengthen a permanent resource that is built to address the issues of tomorrow as well as today.

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