Impact investing priority

An innovative tool for social and economic impact

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Our communities are brimming with talent and assets, but in too many places, the lack of external investment holds back economic opportunity and quality of life for people. 

This is a leading factor in the disparities we see in employment, income and homeownership that disproportionately harm communities of color. The COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated these challenges. 

That’s why the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is leading a new wave of investment in people, neighborhoods and enterprises across Milwaukee—through the innovative model of impact investing, which invests capital in carefully chosen opportunities to help create the first rung on the economic ladder for neighborhoods and residents. 

In recent years, the Foundation and its partners have shown how impact investments can deliver positive and measurable social and economic impacts, while also creating financial returns that generate revolving funds for future investments. 

Now, it’s time to take this powerful model to a whole new level of impact.


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Read the Impact Investing Priority Case for deeper information on our vision.

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"Small businesses are the lifeline in most cities, particularly in communities of color. Small business growth is how you change communities and keep them thriving." Margaret Henningson, Legacy Foundation Fund Adviser and ThriveOn Small Business Loan Program Donor

Your gift to the Impact Investing Fund will help invest in promising opportunities throughout our city to create both social and financial returns, bolstering a revolving pool that will create jobs, support families, grow thriving businesses and create generational wealth.

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