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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Vital Signs
    Stay Connected National Standards Community Leadership Community Leadership Overview Civic Engagement Education Neighborhoods Economic Opportunities Racial Equity and Inclusion Regional Vitality Healthy Neighborhoods Milwaukee Succeeds Vital Signs Contact Us Contact Marcus White for further information or to schedule a briefing for your organization Make an Impact Learn how to start a fund Home Community Leadership Vital Signs In 2013 we commissioned Vital Signs a compilation of quality of life indicators comparing Greater Milwaukee to 15 metro regions across the country Vital Signs 2013 was used by many community residents and stakeholders to spark conversation and dialogue and inform the work of nonprofits businesses government leaders and residents Vital Signs 2015 shows movement since 2013 regarding our region s strength well being and vitality The new report retains many of the same indicators as the 2013 report and compares Milwaukee to the same 15 regions facilitating analysis and highlighting important trends Both reports have provided empirical evidence reinforcing previous studies and years of anecdotal observation that sharp racial and ethnic disparities persist in numerous indicators of regional vitality We believe that as metro Milwaukee becomes an increasingly diverse region it is critical to our region s future strength and vitality that we advance the well being of all residents It is incumbent upon all of us to use this powerful information to direct the important work of moving our region forward We can only accomplish this goal together and we look forward to working with you to make it happen Vital Signs Benchmarking Metro Milwaukee 2015 PDF Past Reports Vital Signs Benchmarking Metro Milwaukee 2013 PDF Contact Us Contact Marcus White for further information or to schedule a briefing for your organization Make an Impact Learn how to start a fund Greater Milwaukee Foundation 101 W Pleasant St Ste 210 Milwaukee

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/community-leadership/vital-signs/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Recent News
    Neighborhoods 03 03 2016 Funding available for Oconomowoc area nonprofits 02 05 2016 Greater Milwaukee Foundation has record year for grants 12 07 2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo 11 09 2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation to honor community leaders Nov 12 10 12 2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation announces selection of two vice presidents 09 25 2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports MKE Plays with special centennial gift 09 24 2015 Foundation announces free weekend at Discovery World Oct 3 4 09 02 2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation opens Miller Park for special day of public access 08 18 2015 5 Million Committed to Milwaukee Succeeds 08 06 2015 Youth employment focus of first grants from Greater Milwaukee Foundation Wells Fargo initiative 08 04 2015 Nature ecology are focal points of Foundation s August gift 07 31 2015 Urban orchards and parks replacing vacant lots as partners implement sustainability grant 07 17 2015 Zoo will acquire two snow leopards with gift from Greater Milwaukee Foundation 07 01 2015 Greater Milwaukee Foundation approves two new directors expanding board to 14 06 29 2015 Foundation begins centennial year with 5 4 million in grants 06 25 2015 New band shell to headline Cedar Creek Park through partnership centennial gift 06 04 2015 Centennial gift will make Old Settlers Park new again 05 21 2015 Genetic approaches to cancer neural development lead to GMF honor for UW scientists 04 15 2015 Foundation and Wells Fargo create 1 million pool of resources benefitting city neighborhoods 04 02 2015 Foundation to make transit free in four counties on April 28 03 20 2015 Greater Milwaukee community brings home another win for basic needs 03 17 2015 Foundation Announces more than 830 000 in matching donations for Match Day 2015 03 09

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/recent-news/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: News Archive
    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 Careers Stay Connected National Standards News News Room Recent News News Archive Media Kit For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications 2014 Annual Report For an overview of last year s financial performance read our 2014 annual report Home News News Archive Take a look back on the impact we ve had within the community over the past few years Learn more about the programs we ve supported donors staff and board members we ve partnered with and leadership efforts we ve been involved in to address our area s most critical needs 2014 2013 2012 For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications 2014 Annual Report For an overview of last year s financial performance read our 2014 annual report 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 Donor Stories BranchingOut Give Online Grants Recent Grants Grants

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Media Kit
    Connected National Standards News News Room Recent News News Archive Media Kit For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Marketing and Communications Manager 2014 Annual Report For an overview of last year s financial performance read our 2014 annual report Home News Media Kit Our impact on the community is powered by the generosity of nearly 1 200 donors who have created funds at the Foundation Since our inception we have given grants to nonprofits locally nationally and around the world to support education art community development the environment and a wide range of issues Key facts Year founded 1915 Funds Assets The Foundation manages 1 231 funds with a total value of 841 million in assets Forty three percent of our are funds are donor advised where donors recommend the grants as of Dec 31 2014 Grantmaking In 2014 the Foundation made 35 million in grants Key funding areas Though donors can support the cause or charity of their choice our Foundation s quarterly competitive grant process focuses on the following four areas Strengthening education Increasing economic opportunities Strengthening neighborhoods Promoting racial equity and inclusion Governance The Foundation is led by a 13 member Board comprised of leaders from the greater Milwaukee area Media inquiries The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a valuable resource for information about donors and philanthropy community issues and leadership and opportunities facing the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in addition to news about our own activities Please direct all media inquiries including requests for interviews and background information on the Foundation to Jeremy Podolski Marketing and Communications Manager For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Marketing and Communications Manager 2014 Annual Report For an overview of last year s financial performance read our 2014 annual report Greater Milwaukee Foundation 101 W Pleasant St Ste 210 Milwaukee

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/media-kit/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Our Mission, Vision and Values
    of Foundation Centennial Celebration Board of Directors Staff Financial Information Annual Report Awards Counties We Serve Careers Stay Connected National Standards Donor Story Family values serve as guiding force behind family s grantmaking Read More Grantee Spotlight Special treatment approach gives agency a new way of looking at old problems Read more Home About Us Our Mission Vision and Values Our mission To inspire philanthropy serve donors strengthen communities now and for future generations Our vision Greater Milwaukee becomes a vibrant economically thriving region comprised of welcoming and inclusive communities that provide opportunity prosperity and a high quality of life for all Our values Integrity This is at the heart of all we do We demonstrate integrity through honesty civility and respect We respect each other and take pride in our work Service We provide exemplary service nurturing relationships for generations and honoring commitments We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics accountability and fiduciary responsibility Effectiveness We partner with our vast network of donors nonprofits and community leaders developing effective strategies and mobilizing resources to strengthen communities and address persistent challenges Inclusion We believe that all voices are vital to our region s future We promote equity and embrace the diversity of individuals ideas and expressions We are committed to learning from our partners and leading by example Our Strategic Plan released this fall builds on the Foundation s nearly 100 year history and our core competencies and values Guiding our activities over the next five years the plan relies on our primary strengths of serving donors providing strong investment results building permanent charitable assets and funding a range of community organizations and programs Donor Story Family values serve as guiding force behind family s grantmaking Read More Grantee Spotlight Special treatment approach gives agency a new way

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/our-mission/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Strategic Plan
    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 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 Careers Stay Connected National Standards Make an Impact Learn how to start a fund Build a Stronger Community Learn how through our impact areas Home About Us Strategic Plan Responding to community challenges building on core Foundation strengths and the desire to have greater long term systemic impact the Greater Milwaukee Foundation created this Strategic Plan to help guide its activities over the next five years Together we can make a significant and lasting impact on our community Make an Impact Learn how to start a fund Build a Stronger Community Learn how through our impact areas 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 Donor Stories BranchingOut Give Online Grants Recent Grants

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/strategic-plan/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: History of Foundation
    and Clement C Smith to form the Milwaukee Foundation Committee a precursor to what is now the Board The Milwaukee Foundation was part of the first wave of community foundations and part of a movement that transformed philanthropy By local citizens pooling together their assets in a local foundation they were able to maximize their ability to address pressing local needs and plan for the future Proving his commitment to the community trust concept Fuller made the first personal contribution in the form of a 1 000 gift which he directed be divided between the Foundation s operating expenses and a group of charities of his choosing A 25 000 gift from Patrick Cudahy later in 1915 which amounts to about 587 000 in today s dollars gave an initial boost to the efforts of the Milwaukee Foundation It took nearly a half century however before it reached a state of consistent and stable growth Unlike fellow community foundations at the time the Foundation did not have a full time staff that was able to concentrate on cultivating donors or assets In fact the first full time staff member David Huntington did not start until 1970 After that point it took off and never looked back During Huntington s 22 year tenure the Foundation received its first fund established by a donor of color grew its assets from 4 million to 100 million and launched the first of many major grantmaking initiatives to improve the community among many milestones Doug Jansson who took over as executive director in 1993 led the Foundation to new heights Under his 17 year tenure it started three community affiliates introduced online grantmaking changed its name to reflect a growing leadership and philanthropic base and became the nation s first certified community foundation during that

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/history-of-foundation/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Centennial Celebration
    charitable concept still remains alive and well and we as a community foundation are still going strong thanks to the generosity of our donors In 2015 we celebrated our milestone year through a myriad of ways Gifts to the Community These monthly gifts provided the public with unique experiences that celebrated the remarkable resources our greater Milwaukee community has to offer They emphasize access for all and inspire pride and a shared sense of community around the people places and opportunities that make the greater Milwaukee area special Learn more Centennial Timeline Learn more about the many legacies important milestones and long lasting impact that the Foundation has had in greater Milwaukee over the past century via our timeline Learn more Special Places Public gathering spaces can instill civic pride and offer a powerful sense of community As part of our centennial celebration we made four special gifts to support such spaces in our four county region Learn more Centennial Awards The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Centennial Awards recognize the highest achievement in philanthropy The funds honored through these awards are characterized by their longstanding commitment to creating a vibrant and thriving community through charitable giving Centennial award honorees In The News Foundation honors 100 years of community generosity Free weekend of activities at Milwaukee Art Museum is Feb Gift to the Community Foundation to offer free admission to The Domes Foundation to make transit free in four counties on April 28 Experience cultural trio in WOW counties for May Gift to the Community Free outdoor MSO concerts next salute to Greater Milwaukee Foundation s centennial Centennial gift will make Old Settlers Park new again New band shell to headline Cedar Creek Park through partnership centennial gift Zoo will acquire two snow leopards with gift from Greater Milwaukee Foundation Nature ecology

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/centennial/ (2016-05-01)
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