Zilber Family Foundation backs community development with $2.4 million

The Zilber Family Foundation is amplifying its support of community development initiatives Zilber Family Foundation neighborhoodin 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 a 170-block area on the south side.

Included in the foundation’s latest grant cycle is:

*A $150,000 grant for Safe & Sound in support of its work to enforce public safety and roll out a community engagement strategy in Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods.
*A $140,000 grant for Select Milwaukee to help the initiative give families the resources and education to become long-term homeowners in Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. Grant dollars will enable at least 50 homes to be purchased.
*A $25,000 grant for Epic Community Center Organization to back its after-school and summer programs for youth on the Milwaukee’s near south side.
*A $50,000 grant to Artists Working in Education as the organization continues providing art programs for youth across neighborhoods involved in the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative.
*A $40,000 grant in support of the Community Connections Small Grants Program, which is an initiative fueled by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Zilber Family Foundation. The program provides grants to resident-led projects, with input from community residents, as it touts resident involvement in neighborhood revitalization.

Zilber Family Foundation will also allocate funds to Walnut Way, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee and Journey House as each organization works to enhance quality of life across Milwaukee.

In the past seven years, the foundation has distributed more than $28 million among residents and nonprofit organizations contributing to the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative.

Read the full article from June 12, 2015 in the Milwaukee BizTimes here.