• Donors gift more than $21 million to build a brighter future for our community

    Green Bay, WI – April 23, 2019  The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has received two significant gifts that will have dramatic impact on our community. The gifts, totaling more than $21 million, have unique backstories, but are aligned in what they mean for the future of this community.  The Heim Estate Awards More Than […]

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  • Bradley Foundation moving to Hammes Co.’s downtown Milwaukee office building

    Story from Milwaukee Business Journal by Sean Ryan, April 15, 2019 – The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation will move from its longtime home on Milwaukee’s east side to the office building Hammes Co. is completing downtown. The philanthropic, conservative organization will fill the third floor of the five-story office building at North Water and […]

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  • A Few Big and Small Things Funders Do that Nonprofits Appreciate

    Funders are an invaluable resource to the nonprofit sector, and are part of the reason that large-scale change is made possible, according to Vu Le, preeminent blogger of “Nonprofit with Balls” and Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps. Vu’s humorous and sometimes irreverent approach to the dynamics between funders and nonprofits disguises his extremely serious […]

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  • Projected Top Trends and Philanthropists for 2016: How is the Year Going?

    With the year more than half over, Wisconsin Philanthropy Network thought it would be a good time to take a peek at which trends and philanthropists were predicted to have an impact this year. In January, David Callahan, editor at Inside Philanthropy, created a list of trends and people to watch. Click on the link […]

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation establishes fund in response to Sherman Park violence

    According to an article by the BizTimes, “The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has established a fund to address what it referred to as “immediate needs” in Sherman Park following multiple nights of violence and unrest last week in the northwest side neighborhood. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The fund was seeded with an initial grant of $200,000 […]

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  • Advocating for IRA Charitable Rollover Legislation

    There is an important issue affecting all community foundations in Wisconsin. By reaching out to U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan or your local Congressperson, you can play a critical role in advocating for the passage of the IRA Charitable Rollover legislation before Congress adjourns for the year. The IRA Charitable Rollover is an “extender” package usually […]

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  • Funding Collaborative will benefit Milwaukee Succeeds

    Collaborative Funding partnerships give communities a structure for organizing, planning, and implementing a process that will create greater impact. WPN members Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Herb Kohl Charities, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County have come together in support of Milwaukee Succeeds. Over the next four years, Milwaukee Succeeds will […]

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  • 2015 Viewpoints Statewide Conference Registration Now Open!

    Registration Now Open! We are excited to invite you to attend Wisconsin Philanthropy Network’s (formerly Donors Forum of Wisconsin) 2015 Viewpoints Statewide Conference on November 19, 2015 in Oshkosh. This conference is the largest gathering of the philanthropic and nonprofit community in Wisconsin, attended by Wisconsin foundation staff, trustees, grantmaking professionals, and nonprofit leaders. We look […]

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