• Decade-long Zilber Neighborhood Initiative changes trajectory of Lindsay Heights

    Neighborhood News Service By Andrea Waxman September 19, 2018 When Lindsay Heights residents Sharon and Larry Adams collaborated with neighbors to found a community organization called Walnut Way Conservation Corp., one of their first projects was to plant 1,000 tulips. It was the early 2000s and their ultimate mission was

  • 15 WI School Districts Will Combat ‘Summer Melt’ with Great Lakes Grant

    15 Wisconsin Public School Districts Selected to Join Great Lakes’ Text Steps Project $630,000 in grants to help districts combat "summer melt," improve on-time college enrollment rates   Madison, Wis.—As many as 40% of high school graduates from underserved communities who have been accepted to college don’t end up starting

  • Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin Announces Changes

    Stevens Point, Wisconsin (September 4, 2018) – The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is pleased to announce additions to their staff and increased office hours to support continued growth in the community. Starting Tuesday, September 4, the Community Foundation office will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:00

  • U.S.Venture Open partnership awards new grants in greater Green Bay addressing root causes of poverty

    Green Bay, WI – The Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awarded more than $825,000 to initiatives addressing root causes of poverty in the greater Green Bay area. This partnership is a collaboration that includes the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J. J.

  • Paulsen Bill Spurs Charitable Giving, Creates Tax-Advantaged “Flexible Giving Accounts”

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) has introduced bipartisan legislation that incentivizes philanthropy by creating “Flexible Giving Accounts”, which enable taxpayers to set aside portions of their pre-tax paycheck to give to charities. Similar to Health Savings Accounts, FGAs will allow taxpayers to support qualified charities of their choice tax-free. Employers

  • Plug in and power up for community change with On the Table MKE

    Plug in and power up for community change with On the Table MKE Greater Milwaukee Foundation initiative returns Oct. 9 to transform talk into action   Milwaukee, Wis., July 30, 2018 – Acting on the community’s growing hunger for collaboration, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is reprising On the Table MKE,

  • Former HUD director named president, COO of Siebert Lutheran Foundation

    The BizTimes reports: Siebert Lutheran Foundation has named Charlotte John-Gomez as its new president and chief operations officer. John-Gomez was previously director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Milwaukee office of Community Planning and Development, where she was responsible for administering HUD grants to communities and grantees

  • Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Announces New Advisory Board Members

    Green Bay, Wis – The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its advisory board: Jessica Diedrich, director of partnerships and business development, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau Kim Linehan, community volunteer Linda Hansen, sales and design consultant,

  • Fond du Lac Area Foundation Announces New Hires!

    The Fond du Lac Area Foundation is pleased to announce new hires to the Fond du Lac Area Foundation staff. With the recent transition announced at the Foundation, a new Development Associate, Business Manager and a Marketing & Communications Intern have been hired to complete the team. “I’m grateful for

  • Kundert becomes chair, three new directors join Greater Milwaukee Foundation board

    Milwaukee, Wis., July 6, 2018 – David J. Kundert has been elected Chair of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board of Directors, which also welcomed three new members this month. Kundert, whose career in the banking industry spanned more than three decades, is retired as chairman of JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management.