Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Our mission: To inspire philanthropy, serve donors, strengthen communities now and for future generations.

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    posted on 21 Mar 2017 | Group News
    Beginning March 13, nonprofits serving the greater Oconomowoc area can apply for funding through the Oconomowoc Area Foundation's 2017 grant program.
    posted on 8 Feb 2017 | Group News
    For the second consecutive year, community organizations and programs received a historic level of funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. In 2016, the Foundation and its philanthropic donors...
    posted on 12 Dec 2016 | Group News
    Judge Pedro A. Colon has been appointed as the 15th member of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board of Directors, completing an expansion from a 12-member board that began in 2014. Colón has served...
    posted on 27 Oct 2016 | Group News
    As president and CEO of the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, Paula Penebaker has dedicated herself to eliminating racism and improving the lives of women and girls. She has been with the organization in a...
    posted on 11 Oct 2016 | Group News
    Congratulations to Ness Flores for being recognized with the Wisconsin Law Foundation's 2016 Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have such a...

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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


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.


We provide exemplary service, nurturing relationships for generations and honoring commitments. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, accountability and fiduciary responsibility.


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.


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.


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Greater Milwaukee Foundation
101 W. Pleasant St. Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53212
United States



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