• For Incourage Community Foundation, progress continues for their Tribune Building Project

    The Tribune Building Project began in December 2012 when Incourage Community Foundation purchased a historic property along the Wisconsin River with the intent that residents would decide its future use. From the beginning, this was about more than the building. It is a demonstration of a resident-centered process toward realizing Incourage’s vision of a community that works […]

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  • Great Lakes Introduces Newly Expanded Program to Increase Community College Graduation

    Madison, Wis.—National graduation rates at community colleges are discouragingly low, with just 21 percent of students earning a degree within three years. While there are many reasons why students leave college, often it is due to unforeseen financial emergencies. The good news is that many students in difficult financial situations have modest needs to keep […]

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  • Madison Community Foundation is now accepting Community Impact LOIs

    The Madison Community Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry through Wednesday, July 15, for the Community Impact grantmaking program’s fall cycle. Letter of inquiry forms are available at www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org. If an organization is subsequently invited to apply with a full proposal, applications are due September 1, 2015. Community Impact grants are chosen for their […]

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  • Numerous members transform a Milwaukee inner-city park that once fostered crime

    In the 1960s and 1970s, an estimated 14,000 housing units were demolished on the North Side to pave the way for additional freeway construction. But the freeway plan ultimately failed, leaving large tracts of empty land. One such area was what became Johnsons Park, located in a triangle formed by W. Fond du Lac Ave., […]

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  • Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s signature program with Alex’s Lemonade Stand goes up alongside their new tower

    Amid a backdrop of cranes, hard hats and noise that are seen and heard daily at the construction site for Northwestern Mutual’s 32-story skyscraper project in downtown Milwaukee, a much smaller structure appeared Friday morning — a lemonade stand. While a neighborhood-style lemonade stand might seem a little out of place at a fence gate […]

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Centennial Celebration features former TODAY Show anchor

    Former TODAY Show anchor, Jane Pauley, was the special guest at the 100th anniversary celebration for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Thursday night. She has a new book, Your New Life Calling: Reimagining The Rest Of Your Life. It’s a collection of stories about people who have reinvented themselves later in life. “The future probably will be […]

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  • Forward Community Investments (FCI) Awarded $20 Million in New Markets Tax Credits

    For the second consecutive year, Forward Community Investments (FCI), a statewide community development financial institution (CDFI) based in Madison, was awarded $20 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund. This allocation will allow FCI to build on its two decades of success as a financial partner in mission-based […]

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  • Zilber Family Foundation backs community development with $2.4 million

    The Zilber Family Foundation is amplifying its support of community development initiatives in Lindsay Heights, Clark Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods with $2.4 million in grants. The funds, divided into eight grants, will further the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, which supports nonprofits committed to improving conditions in a 110-block area on Milwaukee’s north side and […]

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  • Fond du Lac Area Foundation’s Sandi Roehrig presents at COF’s national conference

    Fond du Lac Area Foundation’s Executive Director, Sandi Roehrig, recently returned from the Council on Foundations’ National Conference in San Francisco, Calif. Roehrig was a presenter at the conference on a panel that discussed the National Standards process for community foundations. She currently serves the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C., as a member of […]

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  • Bader Philanthropies doubles funding capacity for the arts

    Milwaukee-based Bader Philanthropies, Inc. has placed the arts among its top funding priorities after announcing plans to double its yearly commitment to the arts to $1 million. That announcement was folded into a broader announcement the foundation made last week about its spring grant cycle, through which it is distributing nearly $4.7 million in funding […]

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