• Foundations say neighborhoods need more public funding to fight crime

    Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Foundations say neighborhoods need more public funding to fight crime, by Andrea Waxman Local philanthropists agree that addressing crime and improving the quality of life for Milwaukee residents requires working at the grassroots level and increasing funding from public sources. “People have turned to philanthropy, to

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Reinstatement of Citizenship Question to the 2020 Decennial Census

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 26, 2018 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that a question on citizenship status will be reinstated to the 2020 decennial census questionnaire to help enforce the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Secretary Ross’s decision follows a request

  • Updates on Census Funding and Johnson Amendment from the Hill

    Johnson Amendment Update: United Philanthropy Forum have received multiple confirmations that there will be no bill appended to the budget that concerns any changes to the Johnson Amendment. Census Funding Update: Here is the latest from the Hill from United Philanthropy Forum's colleague Terri Ann Lowenthal and the Funders Census Initiative: The

  • Great Lakes 2017 Education Philanthropy Report Summarizes Ambitious Year of Grantmaking

    Great Lakes 2017 Education Philanthropy Report Summarizes Ambitious Year of Grantmaking Building on What Works Highlights Investments in Evidence-Based Strategies for Helping At-Risk Students Succeed Each year, Great Lakes publishes a philanthropy report outlining the previous year’s grantmaking activity. This year’s report, Building on What Works, describes our efforts over

  • The results are in: Give BIG Green Bay raises $800,000 for local nonprofits

    The following story was released by the Green Bay Press Gazette: GREEN BAY - The last 24 hours were big in Green Bay. Give BIG Green Bay — the area's first-ever all-day online fundraiser —  raised more than $800,000 to benefit 31 local nonprofit organizations. The crowdfunding event, hosted by the Greater

  • 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