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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Waukesha County
    Counties We Serve Careers Stay Connected National Standards About Us About Greater Milwaukee Foundation Our Mission Vision and Values Strategic Plan History of Foundation Centennial Celebration Board of Directors Staff Financial Information Annual Report Awards Counties We Serve Milwaukee County Ozaukee County Washington County Waukesha County Partner Foundations Careers Stay Connected National Standards Donor Story They hold the key to the city of Waukesha and use their fund to continue investing in its growth Read More Learn more Contact Will Janisch to learn more about how you can make a difference in Waukesha County Home About Us Counties We Serve Waukesha County Our roots run deep in Waukesha County For more than 60 years the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has contributed to the quality of life enjoyed by Waukesha County residents through our grantmaking From the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts the Mukwonago River Watershed and The Women s Center to the public art on display in downtown Waukesha s Transit Center we are gratified our presence throughout the county has helped so many generous individuals accomplish so much Foundation donors are determined to keep the communities that they call home exceptional places while reaching beyond to create new opportunities and enrich the lives of other neighbors and communities near and far One hundred and ninety seven funds have been created by Waukesha County residents and the number grows each year We are honored by the trust residents continue to place in us Donor Story They hold the key to the city of Waukesha and use their fund to continue investing in its growth Read More Learn more Contact Will Janisch to learn more about how you can make a difference in Waukesha County Greater Milwaukee Foundation 101 W Pleasant St Ste 210 Milwaukee WI 53212 tel 414 272

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Partner Foundations
    About Greater Milwaukee Foundation Our Mission Vision and Values Strategic Plan History of Foundation Centennial Celebration Board of Directors Staff Financial Information Annual Report Awards Counties We Serve Milwaukee County Ozaukee County Washington County Waukesha County Partner Foundations Careers Stay Connected National Standards Donor Story Philanthropy is a multi generational family affair for one Oconomowoc couple Read More Learn More Contact Will Janisch to learn more about our partners foundations Home About Us Counties We Serve Partner Foundations Through our partner foundations in Ozaukee Washington and Waukesha counties we provide services that help donors maximize their charitable giving and support the work of dozens of local organizations Each partner foundation has a volunteer advisory board comprising local leaders who know the needs and strengths of their individual communities Through their association with us these foundations are able to focus their efforts on local grantmaking while we provide administrative support and investment expertise Ozaukee County Greater Cedarburg Foundation Washington County West Bend Community Foundation Waukesha County Oconomowoc Area Foundation Donor Story Philanthropy is a multi generational family affair for one Oconomowoc couple Read More Learn More Contact Will Janisch to learn more about our partners foundations Greater Milwaukee Foundation 101 W

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Recent Grants - Milwaukee County
    district through interactive video communication Public Policy Forum 100 000 over two years to fund education research that analyze career and technical education offerings at area high schools and that updates the status of YoungStar implementation in Milwaukee County and what it means for child care quality and access Marquette University 50 000 to provide professional development and coaching to 27 teachers who are part of the university s Milwaukee Summer Reading Project who are teaching reading to students who are not on grade level Center for Youth Engagement 25 000 to conduct a fiscal scan of all local public funding that supports youth development in the city of Milwaukee Milwaukee Ballet Company 25 000 to support ballet instruction for third through fifth graders in four Milwaukee schools as part of the organization s Releve community outreach program Running Rebels 25 000 to support a number of arts based youth programs String Academy of Wisconsin 6 000 to support high quality professional music instruction in violin viola and cello for low income students at Milwaukee s Cass Street and Escuela Vieau schools Strengthening Neighborhoods Dominican Center for Women 120 000 over three years to support the agency s continued efforts toward implementing the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program in Milwaukee s Amani neighborhood Center for Youth Engagement 30 000 to support its Beyond the Bell initiative which works to increase access to high quality programs for area youth Jazale s Art Studio 25 000 to build the nonprofit s capacity to provide free after school and summer learning opportunities for 200 low income youth of color in Harambee Bronzeville and Riverwest neighborhoods Rails to Trails Conservancy 14 214 to conduct an analysis of Milwaukee s trail network and identify areas within low income and disadvantaged neighborhoods that lack trail access The goal is to ensure that low income communities have equal access to safe transportation and exercise options Regional vitality Sojourner Family Peace Center 80 000 over two years to support a full time position within its Connection Navigator Program that will connect individuals and families impacted by violence with the programs and services offered at the agency s new family justice center building NAMI Greater Milwaukee 40 000 to implement a court support and advocacy program in Milwaukee that will provide support education and appropriate resources to individuals and their families who become involved in the Chapter 51 Emergency Detention process United Community Center 35 000 to help with predevelopment and planning work for the agency s planned expansion of its Latinas Unidas Women s Residential and Recovery Treatment program through construction of a 16 bed facility The program is one of four residential treatment facilities for women in Milwaukee County and the only location designed specifically for Latinos in Wisconsin Express Yourself Milwaukee 30 000 to help the agency s work with young adults who are transitioning from the corrections system to the community and improve recidivism rates Harbor District 25 000 to support research and the incorporation of

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Recent Grants - Ozaukee County
    Grants 2014 Fourth Quarter Grants 2014 Third Quarter Grants 2014 Second Quarter Grants 2014 First Quarter Grants Grants at Work Grant Seekers Learn More Contact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies Promoting regional vitality Consortium of city and philanthropic partners work together to transform vacant lots into vibrant corners Home Grants Recent Grants Recent Grants Ozaukee County Cedarburg Art Museum 2 500 to support an exhibition of the artwork of renowned African American artist Charlie Palmer who was raised in Milwaukee Called In My Lifetime the retrospective spans 30 years of Palmer s work Cedarburg School District 24 350 to help implement the Junior Great Books Program a reading curriculum that teaches students to become critical thinkers in Webster Transitional School Ozaukee Washington Land Trust 45 000 to help develop a pilot project in partnership with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Fondy Food Center which will protect local farms so they could provide fresh produce to underserved areas in Milwaukee For a complete listing of this quarter s grants made from our competitive grantmaking process visit Recent Grants Learn More Contact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies Promoting regional vitality Consortium of

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Recent Grants - Washington County
    History of Foundation Centennial Celebration Board of Directors Staff Financial Information Annual Report Awards Counties We Serve Careers Stay Connected National Standards Grants Grants Overview Recent Grants 2015 Fourth Quarter Grants 2015 Third Quarter Grants 2015 Second Quarter Grants 2015 First Quarter Grants 2014 Fourth Quarter Grants 2014 Third Quarter Grants 2014 Second Quarter Grants 2014 First Quarter Grants Grants at Work Grant Seekers Learn More Contact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies Promoting regional vitality Consortium of city and philanthropic partners work together to transform vacant lots into vibrant corners Home Grants Recent Grants Recent Grants Washington County Boys Girls Club of Washington County 35 000 to help the agency purchase a building for a new club in Hartford For a complete listing of this quarter s grants made from our competitive grantmaking process visit Recent Grants Learn More Contact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies Promoting regional vitality Consortium of city and philanthropic partners work together to transform vacant lots into vibrant corners 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

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Recent Grants - Waukesha County
    Grants 2015 Second Quarter Grants 2015 First Quarter Grants 2014 Fourth Quarter Grants 2014 Third Quarter Grants 2014 Second Quarter Grants 2014 First Quarter Grants Grants at Work Grant Seekers Learn More Contact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies Promoting regional vitality Consortium of city and philanthropic partners work together to transform vacant lots into vibrant corners Home Grants Recent Grants Recent Grants Waukesha County Family Service Agency of Waukesha County 10 000 to repair the roof and gutters of a facility that houses two programs that serve abused children MetroGO 25 000 to provide leadership to a cross sector efforts that will expand transit options in pursuit of increasing employment opportunity and meeting labor force needs Waukesha County Land Conservancy 100 000 over two years to help the all volunteer run organization transition to a new structure which includes hiring paid staff creating new operating systems and producing a long term strategic plan For a complete listing of this quarter s grants made from our competitive grantmaking process visit Recent Grants Learn More Contact Kathryn Dunn to learn more about our grantmaking strategies Promoting regional vitality Consortium of city and philanthropic partners work together to transform

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Safe and Sound
    what other agencies we are supporting that are improving local neighborhoods Home Donors BranchingOut Safe and Sound Anti crime initiative relies on residents to create climate for change It all starts with a broken window or a boarded up home Then weeds quickly consume a once lush and manicured lawn Trash begins to accumulate on sidewalks and street corners Neighbors stop venturing out on their porches Crime takes over Fear and hopelessness set in Law enforcement can tackle the crime and disorder that lead to the decay in neighborhoods But only residents can reverse the decline With the help of Safe Sound a crime reduction and prevention initiative residents of eight Milwaukee neighborhoods are doing just that The agency unites residents youth law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods Its collaborations across neighborhood stakeholders help break the vicious cycle of crime and violence and grow collective efficacy the sense of community needed to improve safety Community organizers or partners work with residents to organize neighborhood clean ups keep tabs on nuisance and vacant properties or simply meet to discuss concerns It works with youth by nurturing their development and organizing positive ways for them to contribute to Milwaukee neighborhoods Equally as important is the work Safe Sound does to foster positive relationships between the community and local law enforcement including police district attorneys and community prosecutors Its community prosecution unit coordinators work with residents and across partners within four Milwaukee Police Department districts They address nuisance property issues to deter criminal and other problematic behaviors and also offer neighbors another way to report and communicate about crime on an anonymous basis To make a grant recommendation to support this agency s work log in to Philanthropy Online or contact a member of the donor services team

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Wisconsin Humane Society
    highest rate of stray and impounded animals An estimated 15 000 animals live within its boundaries 90 percent of which have not been spayed nor neutered No veterinary clinic exists there to address the need and only 5 percent of the nonprofit s clients for its low income spay neuter clinic come from that area Through a new community outreach program called Pets for Life the nonprofit is working to bridge that gap boost vaccination and spay neuter rates and as a result become a trusted resource among area animal owners Through door to door canvassing and outreach events the program provides free vaccinations spay neuter surgeries educational materials and other pet wellness resources such as leashes and collars The whole program is a simple concept but it is really effective said Jill Kline the agency s education and advocacy manager It s about building relationships and removing barriers to build sustainable change for animals and people of the community The agency was selected to operate the program in Milwaukee through a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities The program also operates in Atlanta Chicago Philadelphia and Los Angeles The 53206 ZIP code stood out as one to us with immense economic disadvantages Kline said We saw the most need and population in that area While cost may be part of the reason for the high unaltered rates Kline said lack of information and education are additional barriers Since November 2012 a full time community outreach coordinator and group of volunteers have tried to remedy that by spending four hours twice a week visiting neighborhoods They share information on resources and services and address questions people might have about their animals Though it takes time to build relationships and trust among residents otherwise unfamiliar

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/branching-out/wisconsin-humane-society/ (2016-05-01)
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