Greater Milwaukee Foundation

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

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Features

    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...
    posted on 29 Sep 2016 | Group News
    The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gifts to the Community program returns in 2016 with a special, one-day opportunity to explore four signature lakefront destinations for free.  On Saturday, Oct...
    posted on 14 Sep 2016 | Group News
    "What has happened to us provides a window into what has happened to Milwaukee. It is a micro view of our community's macro problems, the ones that have festered and become overgrown like an untended...

Other news from Greater Milwaukee Foundation

    posted on 7 Sep 2016 | Group News
    Milwaukee Succeeds and Ex Fabula team up to share stories and make connections with Milwaukee. This event will highlight the different stories and walks of life of students, parents, faculty members...
    posted on 30 Aug 2016 | Group News
    We're incredibly excited to see this investment in Milwaukee's Housing First program, which is working to end chronic homelessness in our community. You can read more about this successful program in...
    posted on 30 Aug 2016 | Group News
    Congratulations to our friend and donor, Austin Ramirez, on the honor and opportunity!
    posted on 23 Aug 2016 | Group News
    As a community foundation, we have had a longstanding commitment to strengthening neighborhoods. We are listening as residents and partners in the community express both their challenges and hopes...
    posted on 11 Aug 2016 | Group News
    Our donor Richard Franz lost his daughter, Emily, to a car crash at age 24. Yet decades later, her life continues to have meaning and impact, thanks to the power of philanthropy. Click here for full...

About Us

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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