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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Grant supports expansion of Family Promise of Washington County's services to area homeless
    Washington County s services to area homeless Milwaukee WI July 9 2013 Family Promise of Washington County will expand its outreach to area homeless thanks in part to a second quarter grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The 60 000 grant will cover renovation costs associated with the agency s planned development of eight permanent supportive housing units in a building located near downtown West Bend The units are part of a 17 000 square foot building at 725 Elm Street that also will house Family Promise the Youth and Family Project and Habitat for Humanity The first floor will include housing services that prevent homelessness while the second and third floors feature studio and two bedroom apartment units A lower level will include space for a family day center housing resource center wellness education room and laundry and shower facilities Family Promise of Washington County an agency that has provided shelter and other services for the homeless in the county since 2010 provided 22 families with more than 3 500 nights of shelter in 2012 Overall during the second quarter the Foundation awarded 2 358 850 in grants through its competitive and discretionary grantmaking process Additional second quarter grants benefiting nonprofits in Washington County include Boys Girls Club of Washington County 10 000 to open a new branch in Hartford that would serve middle school students West Bend Friends of Sculpture 15 000 for the development and installation of two sculptures next to the new Museum of Wisconsin art building About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 100 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties Started in 1915

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Mary L. Nohl Fund supports Latino history mural
    a Riverwest resident and former COA Youth Family Center participant Express Yourself Milwaukee 12 000 for a yearlong artist in residence program that will involve 400 to 600 fourth through twelfth graders in community engagement through the arts and will result in the design of a set for EYM s culminating performance in May 2014 Set designer David Minkoff who was responsible for the design of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory among other First Stage productions will be the guest artist Milwaukee Art Museum 12 000 for the summer component of its teen education program ArtXpress which gives juniors and seniors from 10 Milwaukee high schools an intensive hands on studio experience in the visual arts The program s curriculum will be based off of 30 Americans the museum s exhibition that explores the work of 30 of the most significant African American artists of the past three decades Museum of Wisconsin Art 12 000 to support the 2013 2014 Wisconsin History and Visual Arts school tour program which works with fourth grade students from Milwaukee Public Schools as well as from the West Bend and Slinger school districts Milwaukee Public Theatre 10 000 for its Cultivating Community Through Public Art program Through this initiative MPT will collaborate with Journey House in an exploration of the themes of healthy food gardening and sustainability through art workshops in Milwaukee neighborhoods considered food insecure Port Washington Saukville Arts Council 10 000 to help launch its Boerner Building Artist in Residence Program in a newly renovated building in downtown Port Washington The Friendship Circle 10 000 to expand the visual arts element of the Creative Enrichment Project which allows individuals with special needs to explore their creativity under the guidance of an experienced art educator and the support of teen mentors RUACH 10 000 for the visual arts portion of Project VITAL Values in the Arts Life a project that uses the arts to explore positive values intrinsic to Jewish culture that also are universally prized Our Next Generation 7 500 for a series of art workshops for elementary middle and high school students led by ceramic artist Muneer Bauhauddeen and other local visual artists As part of the workshops students will be collaborating on Little Free Libraries that will be installed at multiple locations throughout Milwaukee Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts 7 500 for second year support to help cover costs of providing scholarships for students attending its weeklong arts camp The camp serves kindergarten through fifth grade children from Milwaukee and Waukesha Milwaukee Artists Resource Network 6 000 for MARNsalons a professional development and exhibition series that connects local visual artists curators critics and other art professionals Betty Brinn Children s Museum 5 000 for On Stage Art a collaboration with First Stage Theatre as a part of its free monthly Neighborhood Night programming Through the collaboration First Stage artists will work with children and families to create visual arts elements such as costume and props that will be

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation awards $17K via summer grants program
    hope is not only that kids return to school in the fall with great memories of the summer but more importantly that they also are ready to learn said Janel Hines director of grant programs These mini grants provide agencies an extra boost to help children do just that Recipients include the following projects and programs that run during the summer of 2013 and serve children and young adults in Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties Milwaukee County COA Youth Family Centers scholarships for youth attending Camp Helen Brachman CORE El Centro a 2 week Sustainable Sprouts gardening workshop for ages 7 to 12 Express Yourself Milwaukee summer arts camp HeartLove Place Camp HeartLove Place summer camp for ages 5 to 12 La Causa Broadway Bound an 11 week program for children at La Causa s Early Education Care Center Lead2Change DreamBig leadership program for teens Milwaukee Ballet Company Summer Relevé community outreach program Milwaukee Public Museum Summer urban academy for central city kids ages 6 to 12 Our Next Generation academic enrichment and recreation camp Penfield Children s Center field trips for children at Penfield to the Milwaukee County Zoo Milwaukee Public Museum Betty Brinn Children s Museum Mitchell Park Domes and Milwaukee Public Library Riveredge Nature Center scholarships to Nature Journeys Summer Camp TRUE Skool Inc eight week urban arts program for ages 14 to 19 United Community Center covers costs for activities associated with enrichment program serving more than 700 children Wild Space a five week multidisciplinary arts education program called Wild Arts Wisconsin Humane Society transportation for People Animals Learning a violence prevention program for at risk Milwaukee area youth ages 10 to 13 Waukesha County Wellspring Youth Gardening Camp for ages 6 to 11 and Agricorp a garden based program for teens Washington County Casa

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Metro Milwaukee ranks high for communities of color
    of color are vital to the future of this region said Marcus White the Foundation s vice president of Civic Engagement But given our region s segregation and income inequality it also underlines the urgency for us as a community to find innovative solutions toward closing those gaps That finding is just one of many in the report a tool that measures and assesses the metro region s health and competitiveness It compares the four county region to 15 other similar metro areas using 81 indicators in five categories population vitality economic strength personal prosperity community well being and lifelong learning Community Research Partners a Columbus based nonprofit organization conducted the research for the report which will be updated on an annual basis In addition to the Foundation the United Way of Greater Milwaukee The Faye McBeath Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Committee are co sponsors In order to move forward together it s imperative that we know where we started said Nicole Angresano vice president of community impact for United Way of Greater Milwaukee This report illustrates current social health and economic data and gives us a clearer picture on what we are doing well and what we need to work on Other key findings in the report include We exhibit considerable strength in a couple of employment sectors but relative to other similar regions we rank low on per capita income Metro Milwaukee does well in attracting people with graduate degrees and generates a lot of research doctorates which suggests we have opportunities to become more of a research hub Whether renting or owning the region is one of the least affordable for housing and we have the lowest rate of homeownership Metro Milwaukee has a lot of students enrolled in college but we don t have a

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation honors three local leaders for service
    Milwaukee Foundation at its 98th annual meeting Wednesday June 19 at Milwaukee s Harley Davidson Museum William C Frye Award As president and CEO of the Helen Bader Foundation Dan Bader is carrying out the vision of his late mother as well as leaving a legacy of his own Over the past 21 years the private foundation has given more than 216 million in grants to help strengthen the areas of youth development workforce development and aging and Alzheimer s in greater Milwaukee and beyond Frank Kirkpatrick Award Juli Kaufmann is passionate about sustainability and creating a positive long term impact in her hometown Through her company Fix Development LLC and her leadership efforts with other groups such as the Mayor s Green Team she is helping create a city that is healthy thriving and viable for all Doug Jansson Leadership Award sponsored by BMO Private Bank Victor Barnett founder and executive director of Running Rebels Community Organization is strengthening the future of Milwaukee s youth through his agency which provides job skills training mentoring positive activities and scholarships About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation s Civic Awards The William C Frye and Frank Kirkpatrick awards enjoy a strong tradition of recognizing some of greater Milwaukee s most exceptional and respected civic leaders Since 1957 the Frye Award has honored individuals for volunteer efforts that contribute to the betterment of the community The Kirkpatrick Award began in 1988 and recognizes individuals whose efforts have brought significant physical improvement to the community The Doug Jansson Leadership Award recognizes local nonprofit leaders either volunteer or staff particularly those serving underserved communities About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 100 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation awards support 2 UW-Madison scientists
    the funding to research in the sciences has been affected As a person who has just started their career and their lab this is a significant amount of money that gives me a lot more freedom to really forge ahead with my research plans Randall Goldsmith Randall Goldsmith a self described single molecule zealot studies how single molecules move and contort Individual molecules have different behaviors but much of this behavior is hidden when many molecules are studied at the same time But by isolating a single molecule at a time particularly through a special tool that immobilizes the molecules while they are still dissolved scientists can discover more about how they work With the financial support of the Shaw Scientist Award Goldsmith specifically will study a protein called Tau which he describes as one of the villains in Alzheimer s disease By learning more about how Tau works and what properties make it toxic Goldsmith said new potential therapeutic pathways can be created What really excites me is being able to see that really intimate perspective on what is happening at the molecular scale Goldsmith said And then potentially can I go from not just seeing one molecular narrative but actually being able to see the molecular narrative of Alzheimer s disease Goldsmith graduated with degrees in chemistry and biology from Cornell University earned his Ph D from Northwestern University and completed postdoctoral research in biophysics at Stanford University Earlier this year he won the National Science Foundation s CAREER Award which supports promising assistant professors and helps them establish broad foundations for their future research He also has won the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award Rupa Sridharan As part of her research Rupa Sridharan studies what determines a cell s fate and how a cell can be reprogrammed to have a different function As a postdoctoral student at the University of California Los Angeles she worked in a lab that was one of a few at that time that were working on the reprogramming of somatic cells to stem like cells Cell reprogramming is a challenging field of study Sridharan explained in that less than 1 percent of somatic cells or cells that make up an organism actually are successfully converted into pluripotent stem cells or reprogrammed cells that are like embryonic stem cells in nature But by studying the barriers to conversion and then improving the efficiency of the conversion process her research can lead to the creation of a greater number of pluripotent stem cells which can then lead to more potential applications for regenerative therapy Sridharan graduated with a bachelor s in science from St Xavier s College in Mumbai India She earned her master s in science from the M S University of Baroda India and her Ph D from UCLA in microbiology immunology and molecular genetics In 2011 she was awarded the Amgen Postdoctoral Recognition Award which honors academic excellence in chemistry biochemistry and molecular biology at UCLA

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Grant helps Food Pantry of Waukesha County meet continuing demand for food, services
    and Communications Home News News Archive 2012 Grant helps Food Pantry of Waukesha County meet continuing demand for food services Milwaukee WI March 26 2013 A 15 000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will enable the Food Pantry of Waukesha County to increase its capacity to keep up with an ever increasing client population The grant will support a community outreach assistant position which will help assess client needs provide them information and help them access other available resources and programs within the community to meet their basic needs Since 1978 the pantry has served people in need in Waukesha County It provides food to more than 6 500 each month Forty percent of the people that it helps are children Overall the Foundation awarded 725 789 in grants through its first quarter competitive grantmaking process About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 100 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties Started in 1915 the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/news-archive/2012/grant-helps-food-pantry-waukesha-county-meet-continuing-dema/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Foundation grant to aid in removal of invasive plants in southeastern Wisconsin wetlands
    News News Archive Media Kit For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Home News News Archive 2012 Foundation grant to aid in removal of invasive plants in southeastern Wisconsin wetlands Milwaukee WI March 26 2013 A two year six county effort will tackle the task of removing invasive aquatic plants from southeastern Wisconsin with help from a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Foundation made a 20 000 grant to the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust the lead agency in coordinating the effort during the first quarter Along with six county governments the Wisconsin DNR and several environmental organizations the land trust will work to identify remove and prevent infestation of aquatic invasive plants in particular Phragmites Purple Loosestrife Lyme Grass and Japanese Knotweed in 1 500 acres of wetlands located in Kenosha Milwaukee Racine Ozaukee Sheboygan and Washington counties Also during the first quarter the Foundation provided a 5 789 grant to Wellspring a nonprofit education and retreat center and certified organic farm in West Bend The grant will help the agency launch an organic gardening project in collaboration with the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center that will work with 25 low income Hispanic families on Milwaukee s south side During the first quarter the Foundation awarded 725 789 in grants through its competitive grantmaking process About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1 100 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties Started in 1915 the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world For media inquiries Please contact Jeremy Podolski Manager of Marketing and Communications Greater Milwaukee Foundation

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