Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Recent Articles

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opening MPM to all for free Saturday, Aug. 12
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opening MPM to all for free Saturday, Aug. 12

On Saturday, Aug. 12, not only will entry be free for all visitors, but hours will be extended from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $400,000 in careers of Wisconsin scientists
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $400,000 in careers of Wisconsin scientists

The awards program started in 1982 thanks to a $4.3 million bequest from Dorothy Shaw, widow of James Shaw, a prominent Milwaukee attorney.

Record $60 million in grants issued from Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2016
Press Release

Record $60 million in grants issued from Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2016

Foundation donors expanded their philanthropy by contributing more than $43 million to Foundation funds in 2016.

Colón appointment completes Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board expansion
Press Release

Colón appointment completes Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board expansion

The growth in board leadership was implemented to expand its governance capacity.

Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites
Press Release

Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites

The Foundation’s Gifts to the Community are being presented this year in partnership with Fund for Lake Michigan.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation launches fund to heal and strengthen neighborhoods
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation launches fund to heal and strengthen neighborhoods

The Foundation will seed the new community-wide fund with an initial grant of $200,000.

Foundation’s Nohl Fund grants $338,000 toward area arts programs
Press Release

Foundation’s Nohl Fund grants $338,000 toward area arts programs

The Mary L. Nohl fund has made grants of more than $7 million since 2001 in support of visual arts and arts education in the metropolitan area.

Construction leader honored for impact on region’s built environment
Press Release

Construction leader honored for impact on region’s built environment

Jorgensen received the Foundation’s Frank Kirkpatrick Award.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants $1.25M to Children’s to tackle childhood asthma
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants $1.25M to Children’s to tackle childhood asthma

Research partnership will study effectiveness of reducing environmental triggers of asthma

First-ever comprehensive study of Latino Milwaukee shows community’s impact on region
Press Release

First-ever comprehensive study of Latino Milwaukee shows community’s impact on region

Latino community study shows growth, opportunity, disparity

Greater Milwaukee Foundation has record year for grants
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation has record year for grants

The Foundation and its philanthropic donors provided more than $44.8 million in grants

Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo

New snow leopard’s arrival among highlights of December Gift to the Community

Greater Milwaukee Foundation to honor community leaders Nov. 12
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation to honor community leaders Nov. 12

The awards will be presented Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Foundation’s annual Lunch with the President event.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation presents free day at Holiday Folk Fair International
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation presents free day at Holiday Folk Fair International

November Gift to the Community provides access to final day of cultural celebration

Greater Milwaukee Foundation announces free weekend at Discovery World, Oct. 3-4
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation announces free weekend at Discovery World, Oct. 3-4

All access, special activities await guests of the Foundation’s next Gift to the Community

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opens Miller Park for special day of public access
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation opens Miller Park for special day of public access

Partnership with Brewers Community Foundation at heart of September Gift to the Community

Youth employment focus of first grants from Greater Milwaukee Foundation-Wells Fargo initiative
Press Release

Youth employment focus of first grants from Greater Milwaukee Foundation-Wells Fargo initiative

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has issued special grants to 17 local nonprofits for programs designed to strengthen Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Nature, ecology are focal points of Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s August gift
Press Release

Nature, ecology are focal points of Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s August gift

Experience the wonders of the natural world during a day of free access to sites in greater Milwaukee that advance environmental education, conservation, adventure and ecology.

Zoo will acquire two snow leopards with gift from Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Press Release

Zoo will acquire two snow leopards with gift from Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Milwaukee, Wis., July 17, 2015 – For its July centennial Gift to the Community, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is helping the Milwaukee County Zoo add two snow leopards to its animal collection. The Zoo’s 1-year-old snow leopard cub, Sossy, died unexpectedly on June 5, leaving only Sossy’s mother, adult female Tomiris. The Zoo plans to […]

20 nonprofits to benefit from 24-hour online giving event
Press Release

20 nonprofits to benefit from 24-hour online giving event

Each donation of $10 or more made on Thursday, March 19, will be matched; last year, more than $3 million was raised this way

New film festival among arts programs supported by Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund
Press Release

New film festival among arts programs supported by Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund

With support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, Milwaukee will soon have its own Muslim Film Festival.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests nearly $30,000 toward Milwaukee area summer programs, activities
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests nearly $30,000 toward Milwaukee area summer programs, activities

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation awarded $29,800 in grants to area agencies

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests in success of MATC students through scholarship initiative
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests in success of MATC students through scholarship initiative

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is partnering with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to increase opportunities for low income students to complete their education and enter a higher-wage profession.

Community organizer recognized for leadership
Press Release

Community organizer recognized for leadership

For his efforts to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee neighborhoods, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will recognize community organizer Christopher Boston as the 2014 recipient of its Doug Jansson Leadership Award.

Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs

Match Day 2014 raises more than $3 million for food and shelter agencies

Foundation grant to help St. Ann Center replicate intergenerational center on Milwaukee’s north side
Press Release

Foundation grant to help St. Ann Center replicate intergenerational center on Milwaukee’s north side

Funding part of $736,790 in capital grants awarded during 4th quarter

Mary L. Nohl Fund supports Latino history mural
Press Release

Mary L. Nohl Fund supports Latino history mural

Grant part of $134,000 to visual arts programs during second quarter

Metro Milwaukee ranks high for communities of color
Press Release

Metro Milwaukee ranks high for communities of color

Findings part of new report that measures well-being of metro area