• More than $95 million in Greater Milwaukee Foundation grants invested in community

    Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 30, 2018 – Philanthropic investments in the community soared in 2017 as the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, in conjunction with its many donors, released approximately $95.5 million in grants supporting a wide array of nonprofits and programs throughout the year, based on preliminary data. The Foundation makes grants

  • Siebert Lutheran Foundation looks to grow impact

    According to a BizTimes article by Lauren Anderson, "The Siebert Lutheran Foundation is adding a new president role to its leadership team, in a move that leaders said reflects the Milwaukee-based foundation’s efforts to grow its impact in the region. Brenda Skelton Under the new structure, current president and chief executive

  • Kohler Foundation names new Executive Director

    According to a BizTimes article by Lauren Anderson, WPN member, Kohler Foundation, has named Christine Taylor as their new Executive Director. She replaces Terri Yoho, who has led the foundation since 1999. Previously, Taylor was director of True Value Foundation in Chicago, where she oversaw grantmaking, fundraising, scholarships, financial planning

  • Zilber Family Foundation awards more than $3 million in grants

    According to a BizTimes article, by Lauren Anderson, the Zilber Family Foundation recently awarded 17 grants totaling more than $3 million to nonprofits aimed at addressing poverty in Milwaukee’s Clarke Square, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights and other neighborhoods. The latest round of grants brings the foundation’s total to $7.85

  • Supporting residents of California who are being impacted by wildfires

    Many people have seen the continued reports of wildfires breaking out and spreading in San Diego, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The wildfires are forcing thousands of people from their homes and destroying millions of dollars in property. We wanted to share with you resources and information from our

  • New Research: Stay in School – An update on teacher workforce trends in metro MKE

    The Public Policy Forum has released new research called Stay in School: An update on teacher workforce trends in Metro Milwaukee. The latest research finds that teacher turnover in both metro Milwaukee and across the state has stabilized. A higher proportion of newer and younger teachers leaving the profession may signal

  • WPN names new CEO, Tony Shields

    Wisconsin Philanthropy Network announces new President and CEO, Tony Shields Brookfield, WI, October 16, 2017 The Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) has named Tony Shields as its new President and CEO. As WPN’s leader, Shields will serve a growing network of 120 member organizations contributing over $600 million annually to non-profits

  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Names Amy Lindner New President

    Milwaukee, WI. (October 9)  – United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County today announced the appointment of Amy Lindner as President of the organization, effective January 1, 2018. It is the intent of the Board of Directors to elect Amy as the President and CEO in January 2019. Lindner


    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.