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  • Professional Advisers | Charitable Fund Advice | Greater Milwaukee
    Adviser FAQs Learn more To learn more about how we can be a resource to you and your clients contact Tim Larson Professional Adviser Highlight Professional advisers help build up a community s charitable pipeline Read about Jerry Flood one of our longstanding partners Home Professional Advisers You can strengthen your client relationships through the wealth of services and materials our knowledgeable gift planning team offers you It s simple to establish charitable funds through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and very affordable Your clients will also realize significant tax estate and financial planning advantages We can answer all of your clients questions including Why should I create a charitable fund rather than making an outright gift to a charity What are the tax advantages of creating a charitable fund at the Foundation How can I leave something for my children and also give something to charity Learn more about how the Greater Milwaukee Foundation can be your charitable giving resource and add value to your gift planning services Learn more To learn more about how we can be a resource to you and your clients contact Tim Larson Professional Adviser Highlight Professional advisers help build up a community s charitable

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: St. Aemilian-Lakeside
    way of looking at old problems What s wrong with you vs What s happened to you Between these two questions is a variation of only two words but when used as part of treating a child who has been exposed to trauma that subtlety makes a difference The latter represents a method that more and more providers believe is a better way to help individuals address their trauma and heal from it Called trauma informed care the approach focuses on understanding more about how an individual s traumatic experience ranging from divorce to death impacts their physical behavioral social and emotional health St Aemilian Lakeside is one of a growing list of agencies that has adopted the new philosophy St Aemilian Lakeside has shifted from a traditional approach which focuses on the behavior resulting from the trauma to trauma informed care which looks at what triggered the behavior in the first place It has incorporated the approach throughout all ofits programs which includes community based and residential treatment for children and families struggling with behavioral and mental health issues Staff find out through trauma informed care when the traumatic experience happened for how long and how it has affected the brain They then use certain techniques called sensory interventions to repair the parts of the brain impacted by trauma Art therapy yoga drumming and even playing with pogo sticks and bouncy balls provide a calming effort that ultimately helps in the healing process Believing trauma informed care provides a much more effective way of working with kids the agency is conducting a study to determine just how much The agency also has taken up the charge to educate others in the community be it social workers educators civic leaders or caregivers about the benefits of trauma informed care To

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/branching-out/st-aemilian-lakeside/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Community Leadership | Philanthropy | Greater Milwaukee Foundation
    to the environment health and human services and everything in between our donors turn to the Foundation to help build a thriving community Our donors help transform our community every day With our competitive grant process held quarterly and fueled by unrestricted funds left by our donors we make an impact directly on the Milwaukee Ozaukee Waukesha and Washington counties through the focus on these areas Coupled with our donor advised funds the Foundation has unique abilities to impact our community for the better every day Impact areas Through the generosity of our donors who earmarked resources to our Board s discretion we are focusing the majority of discretionary grantmaking resources on the following issues facing our community Strengthening Education Improving educational outcomes for every child in every school from cradle to career Expand quality early childhood education Ensure academic success and high school graduation Support postsecondary education access and career readiness Expand children s access to health social and emotional supports Strengthening Neighborhoods Increasing the livability affordability and safety of neighborhoods Strengthen physical economic and social vitality of neighborhoods Enhance the quality of life and build social connections Build neighborhood capacity through resident engagement and leadership Build capacity across the community development system for coordinated work and greater impact Increasing Economic Opportunities Reducing poverty improving economic vitality of the region and strengthening families Ensuring families have access to basic needs Supporting targeted employment strategies for individuals with barriers to employment Increasing financial literacy and capability particularly for low wage working families Improving access to benefits Promoting Racial Equity and Inclusion Enhancing relationships among diverse populations and creating opportunities for all people to more fully participate in civic life Reduce social and economic disparities based on race Encourage civic participation by all Support efforts to build an inclusive community Grant

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/community-leadership/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Teach For America
    recent graduates like Nguyen from around the country provides intensive summer training and places those newly trained teachers into the highest need schools The children living in the city of Milwaukee deserve high quality teachers who are committed to the goal of their students academic success and know how to reach that goal said Jeannie Fenceroy a Greater Milwaukee Foundation senior program officer Teach for America is one of a host of national programs designed to transform urban education that has entered Milwaukee over the past few years and one of several the Foundation has supported In April 2009 the Foundation made a 150 000 grant which enabled the program to expand its capacity to serve 40 teachers instead of the 30 planned for in the early stages of the program s development Corps members started in the fall at 24 schools The program now has 120 teachers in 40 charter choice and Milwaukee Public Schools and 220 alumni Having first started in 1990 with 500 teachers in six low income communities Teach for America now has a network of 10 000 corps members in nearly 50 urban and rural communities as well as 28 000 alumni We want in our lifetime and in our generation s lifetime to create a world where your income level and the color of your skin no longer determine whether you will get a college ready level of education or not said Garrett Bucks founding executive director of Teach for America in Milwaukee and now the national program s chief marketing officer We ve gone everywhere where there is a gap there We want in our lifetime and in our generation s lifetime to create a world where your income level and the color of your skin no longer determine whether you will get a college ready level of education or not said Garrett Bucks Perhaps nowhere is that disparity more pronounced than in Wisconsin where the gap between African American and white students is the largest nationwide and where only 62 percent of MPS students graduate Despite the greater challenge however Bucks said the approach does not change Bucks said they recruit individuals who are best able to face that head on From a nationwide pool of 57 000 applicants 14 percent were selected for this year s new class Thirty eight percent are minorities and almost 90 percent held campus leadership positions Corps members commit to serving two years and receive ongoing coaching and professional development including earning their teacher s license as well as a master s degree in education from Marquette or Cardinal Stritch universities Studies have shown Teach for America teachers outperform those with more traditional training Sixty percent of alumni continue with careers in education including jobs as school principals administrators and community leaders Nguyen for example has since become an assistant pricipal at St Anthony Middle School Teach for America is not a silver bullet but it is one important component to an overall educational reform strategy

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grants-at-work/teach-for-america/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Grants available for minor home improvements in three targeted Healthy Neighborhoods
    to the whole neighborhood said Darlene Russell program officer for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation We expect this program will help at least 75 homeowners complete a worthwhile project this year Last April the Foundation matched a 500 000 grant it received from Wells Fargo s Neighborhood LIFT program to create a 1 million pool of funds to enhance employment and housing opportunities in Milwaukee neighborhoods Those dollars are now at work in the community The first series of grants from the funding pool supported youth employment programs last year Helping maintain strong neighborhoods is a key part of Wells Fargo s commitment to Milwaukee said Sang Kim Wells Fargo region president for Wisconsin Our Neighborhood LIFT program is one way we help increase homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods We re pleased to join forces with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the city on this important initiative that will help homeowners make necessary repairs and improvements to their homes We know our contribution is a small part of the overall effort yet we hope it will make a big difference to homeowners and the community For this program the Foundation is providing 150 000 from its co investment with Wells Fargo while the City of Milwaukee s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation NIDC is contributing an additional 75 000 Homeownership is key to strong neighborhoods We look forward to continuing our work in the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative as well as our partnership with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Wells Fargo to support committed Milwaukee homeowners and help them make improvements to their homes and neighborhoods Mayor Tom Barrett said Homeowners interested in applying for a minor home improvement grant can contact the coordinating lead agency in their respective Healthy Neighborhood for information Capitol Heights Albright Methodist Church 414 459 9099 Havenwoods Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation 414 431 2271 Lincoln Village Southside Organizing Committee 414 672 8090 The program will run through Dec 31 About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation For more than a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region Established in 1915 the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is now among the largest About Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Company NYSE WFC is a nationwide diversified community based financial services company with 1 8 trillion in assets Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco Wells Fargo provides banking insurance investments mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through 8 700 locations 12 800 ATMs the internet wellsfargo com and mobile banking and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy

    Original URL path: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/newsroom/recent-news/neighborhood-grants/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Funding available for Oconomowoc area nonprofits
    Wis March 3 2016 Beginning March 14 nonprofits serving the greater Oconomowoc area can apply for funding through the Oconomowoc Area Foundation s 2016 grant program The foundation supports organizations whose projects primarily serve residents of the Oconomowoc Area School District including all of Summit as well as residents of Wales Dousman Ottawa or Nashotah The deadline to apply is May 20 2016 Fred Gutierrez Senior Program Officer for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will lead a presentation on the application process from 8 to 9 30 a m Tuesday April 5 at the YMCA at Pabst Farms 1750 Valley Road in Oconomowoc Attendance at the program which features tips on preparing strong grant proposals is encouraged but not mandatory To access the grant application and guidelines visit the Greater Milwaukee Foundation s website greatermilwaukeefoundation org and navigate to Grants Grant Seekers Other Grant Opportunities Oconomowoc Area Foundation About the Oconomowoc Area Foundation Inspired by Oconomowoc hardware store owner and philanthropist Hilbert N Scherffius and guided by civic leaders and committed volunteers the Oconomowoc Area Foundation was created in 2002 to provide an easy effective way for area residents to provide lasting support for local charitable causes It is a supporting foundation within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation For more than a century the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community during their lifetimes and for future generations The Foundation consists of more than 1 200 individual charitable funds each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region Established in 1915 the Foundation was one of

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  • Donors | Make a Difference | Greater Milwaukee Foundation | Wisconsin
    National Standards Donors Donors Overview Become a Donor Current Donors Foundation Funds Investment Information Donor Stories BranchingOut Give Online Learn More Contact a member of our philanthropic services team to learn more about starting a fund Promoting regional vitality Consortium of city and philanthropic partners work together to transform vacant lots into vibrant corners Home Donors In memory of my children because I love the neighborhood where I grew up to honor my mother and dad to reduce my taxes to involve my family because I want to make a difference if you can you should and I can We all have our reasons For nearly a century people in greater Milwaukee have responded wholeheartedly to a strong desire to make the world a better place and have turned to us to help them They have embraced the challenge to make a difference and we ve embraced them Together we are bringing their missions to life Learn More Contact a member of our philanthropic services team to learn more about starting a fund 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

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  • Grants | Charitable Funds | Greater Milwaukee Foundation | Wisconsin
    Celebration Board of Directors Staff Financial Information Annual Report Awards Counties We Serve Careers Stay Connected National Standards Grants Grants Overview Recent 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 The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is created by the community and for the community Within the Foundation are more than 1 200 charitable funds each created to serve the individual charitable needs specified by their donors They are united by one common goal making communities especially those in Milwaukee Waukesha Ozaukee and Washington counties better places to live We ve helped donors create nature preserves start scholarships expand schools protect domestic violence victims provide food and shelter for the hungry and homeless establish nationally renowned scientific research programs and much more In some cases donors establish funds dedicated to broad fields of interest such as children the arts or the environment Donors also create unrestricted funds which allow the Foundation to make grants addressing the community s most pressing needs In our competitive grantmaking program we are particularly interested in exploring opportunities to partner with grantee agencies our advised fund donors and other funders on efforts to strengthen education strengthen neighborhoods increase economic opportunities and promote racial equity and inclusion in the greater Milwaukee area To this end we encourage grantseekers to submit letters of inquiry 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

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