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  • United Way awards first round of grants for family homelessness initiative

    By Lauren Anderson -Aug 12, 2020 1:21 pm  United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced the first round of grants in its multi-year initiative to end family homelessness in the Milwaukee area. The organization launched its Safe & Stable Homes initiative in August 2019 with the goal of eliminating family homelessness in

  • Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship

    Would you like to join a group of your peers to explore what it takes to lead transformational change? Are you interested in joining a supportive community with other senior executives to have candid conversations and learn with and from one another?  If you answered yes to either of the

  • A New Move to Limit the Census Will Harm Virtually Every Cause

    By Gary D. Bass , Antonia Hernández, Ann B. Stern, La June Montgomery Tabron, and Darren Walker The United States is in the midst of a pandemic and movements for racial justice just as one of the most important activities affecting virtually every mission nonprofits and foundations care about is

  • Arts and Culture in a Pandemic

    An existential threat August 2020 Full Report Press Release For the full report download and graphs visit here. COVID-19 has created huge challenges for artists and arts and cultural organizations in Wisconsin, which play an important role in the state’s economy and quality of life. These challenges come on the

  • Northwestern Mutual commits $2 million to Milwaukee neighborhood organizations

    By Lauren Anderson -Aug 7, 2020 12:10 pm The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is awarding $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving Milwaukee’s Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods. The Milwaukee-based life insurance company has made targeted investments in those three neighborhoods totaling $26 million since 2013. “Supporting neighborhoods in achieving community-driven change

  • Wisconsin’s arts and culture industry among the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19, report says

    By Lauren Anderson -Aug 7, 2020 12:03 pm  One-third of those employed in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector filed initial unemployment claims in the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin, making it one of the hardest-hit industries in the state, according to a new report.  The arts and

  • The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is promising $30 million for an ‘equitable economic recovery’ from coronavirus

    Talis Shelbourne. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will earmark $30 million over the next five years to promote an "equitable economic recovery" for those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation said. The foundation is committing $15 million of existing funds and plans to raise at least another

  • Packers’ Mark and Laurie Murphy back MPS Foundation’s #ConnectMilwaukee campaign

    By Lauren Anderson -Jul 31, 2020 9:38 am Green Bay Packers president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy and his wife Laurie are donating $100,000 toward the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. $1 million fundraising campaign to provide internet access for students and their families. The couple’s donation brings the #ConnectMilwaukee fundraising campaign total to $800,000. The Zilber

  • Learn What Business Leaders Can Do to Support Their Employees and Communities

    Who could have foreseen what 2020 has brought to date? We designed this guide specifically for corporate social responsibility and human resources leaders to help them navigate their programs during times of crisis. This guide will help them answer questions such as:How to rethink volunteering in the virtual world?How to

  • Growing Our Own: Creating a Pathway for Rural and Hmong Students at MCW-Central Wisconsin

    In 2016, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Central Wisconsin (MCW-CW) campus opened its doors with a mission to train community-focused physicians to meet the health care needs of central Wisconsin residents. Today, just four years later, the school is doing just that, enrolling five classes of students and graduating two