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  • Robertson promoted as Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s first EVP, COO and CFO

    Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 22, 2020 – The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has promoted Kenneth Robertson to executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer as he continues to guide the community foundation toward its strategic and operational objectives. He has been serving the Foundation as vice president and CFO since

  • Philanthropy, Justice and a Chance for Change

    ON NOVEMBER 10, THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY TAKES A NEW FOCUS We fundraisers are enthusiastic about what we do.  Every day, we get to channel human compassion and generosity for the common good.  It’s a pretty satisfying gig.   But some things are even more important than philanthropy, as Dr. Martin

  • COVID-19 Response and System Redesign: Recommendations for Philanthropy to Support Solutions to End Homelessness

    Last updated: October 19, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we must remember that we are all better off when everyone, especially members of our community experiencing homelessness, are healthy. People experiencing homelessness are uniquely at risk of being exposed to and contracting COVID-19, and this pandemic has demonstrated the importance safe, stable housing as key to saving lives and keeping communities healthy. If

  • PEAK Grantmaking calls on grantmakers to assess their systems and adjust them to minimize bias, reduce disparities, and become more inclusive.

    Structural bias is rooted in policies and practices that advantage some people and disadvantage others. Sitting at the intersection of power and privilege in the philanthropic sector, grantmakers have a unique responsibility to implement practices that promote equity and inclusion. Grants management professionals have the power to ensure that policies

  • How to Reduce Human Suffering: 3 Lessons From a Seminal Public Health Study

    October 16, 20201:56 PM ET NURITH AIZENMAN A seaside scene in Indonesia. As countries like Indonesia move up the income ladder, some health conditions improve — but new threats, like non-communicable diseases, loom large.Tommy Trenchard for NPR What are the biggest drivers of human suffering? Every year an international team

  • THE ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN RACIAL EQUITY AND INCLUSION NOVEMBER 10, 2020

    On November 10th, 12 noon -1:15 PM, the AFPSEWI chapter will bring you an important discussion on Philanthropy's Role in Advancing Equity, Inclusion, and Systemic Change. The discussion will be moderated by Christopher Boston, Senior Pastor, Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church. Our panelists include Ellen Gilligan, CEO of the Greater Milwaukee

  • Community-Centric Youth Philanthropy

    A Case Study of Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Youth for Community Improvement Program To read this report, click here.

  • Fox Valley COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grants Additional $100,732 to 11 Nonprofit Organizations

    Grants From The COVID-19 Community Response Fund The COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, with additional generous donations from the community. Needs continue to be critical. Donate to the fund now. Currently grants are focused on the Fox

  • North Central Wisconsin Month of Giving

    The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is hosting its first-ever “Month of Giving” by introducing the COVID-19 Impact Catalog to support local nonprofit agencies. Visit the site here.

  • We’re All In Small Business Grant – Phase 2

    WE’RE ALL IN SMALL BUSINESS GRANT – PHASE 2 The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) We’re All In Small Business Grant Program provided much-needed financial assistance to thousands of Wisconsin small businesses affected by COVID-19. Despite the infusion of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relieve, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds administered by WEDC