WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2017) — United Philanthropy Forum, formerly the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, has unveiled a new name and new visual identity to reflect a transformed organization. “The Forum is creating a new kind of philanthropic network to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy,” said

  • Wisconsin Philanthropy Network hosts 2017 Annual Meeting

    Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) hosted its Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday, May 23 at the University Club of Wisconsin. The event was a huge success! WPN's 2017 Annual Report was also released.

  • New Study on Impact of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving

    Independent Sector has released important new research on how current tax reform proposals would impact charitable giving, and the impact and cost of making the charitable deduction to all taxpayers, not just itemizers (sometimes called a “universal” charitable deduction – or what we are now calling the All Americans Charitable

  • Cream City Foundation Board of Directors Names Blomme President & CEO

    MILWAUKEE (May 17, 2017) – The Cream City Foundation has selected Brett Blomme to serve as its next President & CEO. Blomme will oversee all day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including its convening, grant-making and philanthropic initiatives. Blomme currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for the AIDS Resource

  • Siebert Lutheran Foundation to move from Brookfield to Milwaukee

    Siebert Lutheran Foundation plans to move its office from Brookfield to the SoHi Building at 27th and Wells streets in Milwaukee’s Avenues West neighborhood. The move comes as city officials and several business leaders working in the Menomonee Valley and on the city’s Near West Side have targeted the neighborhood for

  • Endow Wisconsin Initiative featured in Inside Philanthropy

    Keep It Local: The Growing Push for State Tax Credits for Community Foundation Gifts by: Rob McCarthy Wisconsin is dealing with a “snowbird” problem, philanthropically speaking. Each year, upwardly mobile retirees say goodbye to their families and grandkids and leave the state temporarily. They head to the warmer climates of

  • Incourage Executive Director, Kelly Ryan, writes article on Impact Investing for the Standford Social Innovation Review

    Kelly Ryan was invited to author a piece as part of a Stanford Social Innovation Review(SSIR) 11-week series, produced in partnership with Mission Investors Exchange. The series is exploring what’s next in impact investing and what we can learn from some of the most innovative foundations. Incourage is the only

  • Endow Wisconsin Update

    MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) is spearheading Endow Wisconsin, an exciting initiative designed to enhance individual and corporate support at each of Wisconsin’s 19 nationally accredited community foundations.   Proposed as a tax credit, Endow Wisconsin encourages donors to keep dollars in Wisconsin by providing a valuable incentive for

  • Madison Community Foundation featured in Madison Magazine

    Madison Magazine's February issue explores Madison area philanthropy and features Madison Community Foundation's past, present and future with interviews, photos and more. Here is a snippet of the article...to read the full article click here. The city that philanthropy built There's a philanthropic shift in Madison's air By: Maggie Ginsberg

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

    Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 30, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, community organizations and programs received a historic level of funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. In 2016, the Foundation and its philanthropic donors provided more than $60 million in grants, early results show.  Helping make this generosity possible, Foundation