Greater Milwaukee Foundation

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

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Features

    posted on 3 May 2016 | Group News
    Congratulations to our Herbert J. Mueller Society member, Bernard J. Westfahl Jr., who this past weekend was honored by Marquette University Law School with its Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award....
    posted on 3 May 2016 | Group News
    We support efforts to improve our region's quality of life in every way imaginable. Here are 4 recent ways in which we are helping improve health among communities of color.
    posted on 3 May 2016 | Group News
    We are thrilled to see our leader, Ellen M. Gilligan, named to this year's class of Women of Influence. Our thanks to the Milwaukee Business Journal for shining the spotlight on such influential and...
    posted on 27 Apr 2016 | Group News
    The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is growing and adding a philanthropic adviser position.  We are looking for a professional with trust and estate planning experience who can make connections in...
    posted on 13 Apr 2016 | Group News
    An economically thriving region is the key to ensuring a high quality of life for all. Learn more about our century (plus!) history of strengthening greater Milwaukee and our vision for the future at...

Other news from Greater Milwaukee Foundation

    posted on 13 Apr 2016 | Group News
    Hot off the presses - and hopefully in your mailboxes - is the inaugural issue of Greater Together, our new magazine. Have you received your copy yet? If not, contact us so we can add you to our...
    posted on 5 Apr 2016 | Group News
    Any Mary Nohl fans out there? If so, you should plan on making a visit to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center sometime between now and Aug. 21. That's when it will have the "Of Heart and Home: Mary...
    posted on 5 Apr 2016 | Group News
    In just 5 years, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has reported more than 1,300 stories about the people, programs and important issues taking place within 18 of Milwaukee's neighborhoods. We're...
    posted on 24 Mar 2016 | Group News
    Exterior home improvement grants are available to residents of three Milwaukee neighborhoods through a partnership among the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Wells Fargo and the City of Milwaukee....
    posted on 8 Mar 2016 | Group News
    The MANDI Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and projects that improve central city neighborhoods. This year, 15 finalists (including our donor Dick Larsen), are eligible for the Wells...

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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