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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
    most of the screenings in Milwaukee over the past decade But with the current standard technology subtle details can easily be missed In fact Costakos said 20 percent of the time doctors fail to catch the issue and seek appropriate treatment in time Blindness is the result She feels that simply is unacceptable particularly for babies who already have the odds stacked against them so early in life Premature babies have everything stacked against them If their vision turns out not to be one of them then I have made a difference Costakos said Right next door Joseph Carroll Ph D co director of the Medical College of Wisconsin s Advanced Ocular Imaging Program studies how the retina develops The Eye Institute where the program is housed is one of few places nationwide with imaging technology capable of capturing high resolution images in these infants What he was missing was a clinical partner with whom he could translate this application into meaningful patient care Costakos frustration Carroll s curiosity and the technology s capabilities combined with chance and circumstance led to an imaging based screening research project that aims to give physicians a more detailed view of the eye lead to improved treatment and ultimately reduce the chances of vision loss for preemies A 300 000 grant from the Russell J and Betty Jane Shaw Fund allowed the pair to take their collaboration to the next level It is one of these things where you look at the pieces that have to be in place and if you remove any one of them it is not going to work Carroll said If we were doing this anywhere else and didn t have a physician who was receptive and passionate about this and in a city that didn t have something

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Milwaukee Violence Free Zone
    adults part of the Milwaukee Violence Free Zone Initiative roam the hallways Neither hall monitors nor safety aides their presence nevertheless has led to a 50 percent reduction in nonviolent incidents and a 25 percent decline in violent incidents What has contributed to such success Finding out which students were the most influential and most disruptive and winning them over That change does not happen overnight but it is slowly happening at eight of Milwaukee s most challenged high schools The initiative a community based youth violence prevention and reduction program run by the Washington D C based Center for Neighborhood Enterprise acts as the catalyst Everything we do is about relationships whether it is with the student parent teacher whomever said Andre Robinson director of Milwaukee s program Everything we do is about relationships whether it is with the student parent teacher whomever said Andre Robinson director of Milwaukee s program That s why it works The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has given nearly 200 000 to the program which began at South Division in 2005 Running Rebels heads up the program at Bay View Bradley Tech Groppi Hamilton Madison Pulaski North Division School of Career and Technical Education South Division Vincent and Washington high schools It also is in place at Lincoln and Roosevelt middle schools Milwaukee is one of three cities using the program which began in 1997 as a way to stop the violence between rival gangs at a D C public housing project The program has stood out because of its outcomes and its support from the school district A case study of participating schools conducted by Baylor University in 2009 found that the program helped improve safety reduce suspensions and truancy and improve academic performance Milwaukee is a demonstration model for us said Kwame Johnson

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grants-at-work/milwaukee-vi/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Summer Grants for Kids
    to introduce kids to new experiences provide opportunities that normally would be unavailable to them and encourage participation of their parents and other family members With this special grant program our hope not only was that kids returned to school in the fall with great memories of the summer but more importantly that they also were ready to learn With this special grant program our hope not only was that kids returned to school in the fall with great memories of the summer but more importantly that they also were ready to learn said Janel Hines director of grant programs These mini grants provided agencies an extra boost to help do just that During quarterly grantmaking cycles the Foundation typically awards grants ranging from 25 000 to 100 000 but the summer program proves even small grants make a big impact especially during the summertime Estimates are that students lose about two months in academic achievement during the summer putting them at a definite disadvantage when school starts back up in the fall An investment in programs such as Casa Guadalupe s helps ensure fewer children experience the summer slide or summer learning loss Over the course of one week Latino and non Latino children between ages 4 and 11 gathered at the agency to learn basic Spanish and gradually improve their reading writing listening and speaking skills through the use of fun interactive activities A number of parents told teacher Barb Olsen that their children even brought their lessons home with them by singing the songs that they were taught in class that day The program was something Casa Guadalupe had been looking to offer to meet the needs of the growing population it serves The small Foundation grant helped it become una realidad a reality last summer The agency was one of 17 agencies who received grants from the inaugural program in 2013 Support from the Walter and Olive Stiemke Fund the Foundation s largest fund launched the program in 2013 The fund was created by the late industrialist and his wife a society reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel and is synonymous with support for capital projects yet the field of interest fund also supports programs in the arts and culture and recreation among other areas Mother Nature served as the classroom for children who attended Wellspring s summer gardening program in Newburg last summer With 36 acres of nature trails fields and gardens to draw from the location was an obvious choice Campers went on nature walks fed the center s 19 chickens and made garden tacos using the eclectic variety of produce they picked For one middle school aged camper that activity clearly stood out as something he hadn t experienced before We ate tacos out of kale he exclaimed when asked about the activities they did during their two day session My mom was really impressed We usually don t eat veggies that much The variety of rich experiences that area children received and the

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: United Community Center Precollege Program
    career and so over the years UCC has expanded its precollege programming to include ACT prep college visits and bilingual parent and student workshops on topics such as financial aid The most successful economically and culturally vibrant cities are those that have highly educated populations said Jackie Harcourt UCC s director of development We truly believe we re building a strong future for Milwaukee UCC along with College Possible Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Committee are three Greater Milwaukee Foundation supported agencies that provide the necessary tools intense preparation and ongoing support to help students navigate the pathway to college and beyond We know students have the potential if we arm them with the tools to get to their destination said Jeannie Fenceroy senior program officer who manages the Foundation s education portfolio Alverno College senior Blanca Sierra is one of those students living out her potential Her parents made it clear that not going to college was not an option But she is the first in her family to do so Sierra credits UCC where she attended school since kindergarten with educating her family on the process Being a first generation student I didn t know the process about applying Sierra said My parents struggled because they didn t know what questions to ask and they didn t speak perfect English to ask the questions UCC s program translated materials for her parents and other Spanish speaking families and offered bilingual classes and workshops Those added services were something her parents greatly appreciated said Sierra who now is serving as a role model for nieces and nephews who attend UCC s Bruce Guadalupe Community School College Possible also works with first generation students Both agencies provide rigorous ACT prep knowing the higher the score students achieve the more options they have and more likely they are to find a school that best fits their needs Before taking what College Possible Executive Director Edie Turnbull calls the real deal students will have taken a practice exam four times over the course of a year The agency started as a college access program called Admission Possible Yet obstacles remain once students enroll Turnbull says it now provides additional coaching and support to help students through their college journey including the summer before they actually start on campus Through a program called Summer Bridge which started three years ago the nonprofit works with students in those three months before their freshman year to make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible They discuss such things as the importance of taking of advantage of a professor s office hours and joining a club or organization early on to help meet other students For those students who participate 94 percent enroll in college And for those who don t College Possible works with them until they do Once you are in College Possible the only way you can get out is by earning your degree Turnbull said Each year it sends about

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: WWBIC
    owner and providing it is one way WWBIC has helped 1 400 businesses get their start In 2012 it approved 3 5 million in loans to 126 business owners But the reason why WWBIC still exists is it provides much more said Wendy Baumann president and chief visionary officer We make it clear we are not just renting money she said We rent money with business assistance and live with these clients through the life of the loan That is some of the magic and essential formula of our work and what allows us to celebrate 25 years The Greater Milwaukee Foundation was one of the early funders to the organization which got its start after local civic leaders Julia Taylor Harry Franke Marty Stein and Margaret Lund learned about Minnesota based WomenVenture which provides low income women and women of color with business education and loans Inspired by its impact in Minnesota the group believed the same idea could benefit Wisconsin WWBIC initially focused on Milwaukee but over the years has grown into its name It now offers educational workshops technical assistance microloans and other resources through Milwaukee Madison Racine and Kenosha offices Since 1988 the Foundation and our donors have provided 460 000 in grants to WWBIC to support its launch and growth as an organization Grants have supported the expansion of a women s entrepreneurship program continuation of an asset building program and development of a revolving loan fund An infusion of capital was something W Early Chang and Noel Ly needed to get the wheels rolling on Tigerbite their Asian fusion inspired food truck business in Milwaukee They met with a number of banks but turned to WWBIC because of the other assistance it offers The couple received a 65 000 loan toward start up costs

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grants-at-work/wwbic/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Access Philanthropy Online (POL)
    Values Strategic Plan History of Foundation Centennial Celebration Board of Directors Staff Financial Information Annual Report Awards Counties We Serve Careers Stay Connected National Standards Grants Overview Recent Grants Grants at Work Grant Seekers Access Philanthropy Online POL How to Apply for a Grant Grantmaking Priorities and Guidelines Grant Calendar POL Profile Setup POL New User Registration Letter of Inquiry Other Grant Opportunities Publicity Guidelines Frequently Used Forms Contact Us For questions or issues with the application process contact the Program and Grants Associate Home Grants Grant Seekers Access Philanthropy Online POL Philanthropy Online Log in to Philanthropy Online to submit a letter of inquiry or to apply for any of our competitive grant cycles Login New Users Please fill out the POL New User Registration form to receive a username and password Forgot your password If you forgot or misplaced your information please e mail Program and Grants Associate Fran Kowalkiewicz Contact Us For questions or issues with the application process contact the Program and Grants Associate Greater Milwaukee Foundation 101 W Pleasant St Ste 210 Milwaukee WI 53212 tel 414 272 5805 fax 414 272 6235 Facebook Twitter Donors Become a Donor Current Donors Foundation Funds Investment Information

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grant-seekers/access-pol/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: How to Apply for a Grant
    Publicity Guidelines Frequently Used Forms Contact Us For questions or issues with the application process contact the Program and Grants Associate Home Grants Grant Seekers How to Apply for a Grant The Greater Milwaukee Foundation holds a competitive grant process each quarter to award funding from our unrestricted and field of interest funds Eligible 501 c 3 nonprofits in Milwaukee Ozaukee Washington and Waukesha counties may apply A number of our funds have separate funding priorities guidelines and deadlines View other grant opportunities Basic steps to apply 1 Complete a profile for your organization on Philanthropy Online Only agencies with completed and visible profiles are eligible to apply Please review the instructions for more information 2 Review our competitive grantmaking priorities and guidelines Our quarterly grants are focused on our four impact areas and a four county service area Our special funds have separate funding priorities and guidelines 3 Submit a letter of inquiry POL login required Our Community Investment staff will determine if the project merits further consideration in light of available resources and current priorities 4 Complete a full proposal POL login required If encouraged to apply proceed to POL to review the appropriate grant application complete the online proposal and pre project grant evaluation plan print and complete the signature page 5 Staff review Meetings with the applicant or site visits are arranged when needed to clarify the proposal Only completed proposals are considered for submission to the Board 6 Board review Our Board s Community Investment Committee reviews proposals each quarter and makes recommendations to the full Board The Board has final approval 7 Notification All applicants receive notification of the Board s action following its quarterly meetings Grantees must adhere to the terms of the grant agreement After a grant has been awarded 1 Follow

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Grantmaking Priorities and Guidelines
    in every school cradle to career Strengthening neighborhoods Increase the livability affordability and safety of neighborhoods Increasing economic opportunities Reduce poverty improve economic vitality of the region and strengthen families Promoting racial equity and inclusion Enhance relationships among diverse populations and create opportunities for all people to more fully participate in civic life What the Foundation does NOT fund Individuals or individual schools Ongoing operating expenses Debt reduction or agency endowments Sectarian organizations for religious purposes For profit organizations Partisan political activities Who may apply Grants are made only to 501 c 3 nonprofit organizations and on occasion to governmental agencies Geographically funding for our discretionary grantmaking program is limited to projects that will significantly improve the lives of people living in Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties Grants for ongoing operational costs or to individuals are ineligible for support from the Foundation s discretionary funds Generally the Foundation awards grants to an organization for up to one year although they may be longer given program priorities An organization may only have one open grant per grant period The Foundation is committed to promoting equity and inclusion with a focus on racial equity in our community This commitment applies to our grantmaking Nonprofit board diversity is the first of many things we will consider Eligible nonprofits must have board membership that is at least 10 percent people of color The term people of color refers to African Americans Asian Americans Hispanic Latino Americans and all other persons who are not categorized as white by the U S Census How to apply Review the steps in the Grant Application Process section and then log on to Philanthropy Online to complete your application If you are a first time applicant please fill out the new user registration form first Evaluation criteria Demonstrated

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