Strengthening Neighborhoods


Milwaukee can be seen as a tale of two cities. On one hand, it has thriving neighborhoods that are teeming with business activity, well-manicured homes and an active night life. On the other hand, many of its neighborhoods battle high unemployment, boarded-up homes and crime.

Then there are those neighborhoods in the middle — ones that are at a tipping point and whose future could go either way. 

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has invested in and worked with community development corporations, neighborhood improvement programs and initiatives and local and national groups that are working to strengthening our city’s neighborhoods — no matter what end of the spectrum.

Recent Grants

Metcalfe Park Community Bridges: $25,000 for continued support of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a federally funded neighborhood initiative, in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood. The program will continue to work with a core group of residents to build infrastructure to formalize a neighborhood association that will shape activities and events that strengthen Metcalfe Park.

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

Learn More

russell1-web.jpgContact Senior Program Officer Darlene C. Russell to learn more about our community development work.