Increasing economic opportunities


Income and assets. These are key tools toward achieving economic stability and success. But far too many people in the greater Milwaukee area have not been able to achieve them.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports many strategies that work toward increasing economic security, ensuring greater access to employment opportunities, and meeting the basic food and shelter needs of area individuals and families.

Recent Grants

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women: $40,000 to support advocacy efforts for “social good” requirements within the city of Milwaukee’s programming that would encourage employers bidding on city contracts to maintain hiring policies that increase economic opportunities for previously incarcerated individuals, provide a living wage and enhance the quality of jobs within the city.

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership: $28,030 for Operation: High Expectations, a program that provides comprehensive education and workforce services to youth ages 14 to 24 in the Westlawn development area so that they are prepared for family sustaining careers.

Wisconsin Community Services: $7,500 to support a warming room during the winter for homeless individuals at Feeding His Flock.


For a complete listing of this quarter’s grants made from our competitive grantmaking process, visit Recent Grants.

Learn More

hines1-web.jpgContact our Director of Grant Programs Janel Hines to learn how we are helping increase economic opportunities for people in metro Milwaukee.