Milwaukee, WI - July 9, 2013 - Family Promise of Washington County will expand its outreach to area homeless, thanks in part to a second quarter grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The $60,000 grant will cover renovation costs associated with the agency's planned development of eight permanent supportive housing units in a building located near downtown West Bend. The units are part of a 17,000-square-foot building at 725 Elm Street that also will house Family Promise, the Youth and Family Project and Habitat for Humanity. The first floor will include housing services that prevent homelessness while the second and third floors feature studio and two-bedroom apartment units. A lower level will include space for a family day center, housing resource center, wellness education room and laundry and shower facilities.

Family Promise of Washington County, an agency that has provided shelter and other services for the homeless in the county since 2010, provided 22 families with more than 3,500 nights of shelter in 2012.

Overall during the second quarter, the Foundation awarded $2,358,850 in grants through its competitive and discretionary grantmaking process. Additional second quarter grants benefiting nonprofits in Washington County include:

Boys & Girls Club of Washington County: $10,000 to open a new branch in Hartford that would serve middle school students.

West Bend Friends of Sculpture: $15,000 for the development and installation of two sculptures next to the new Museum of Wisconsin art building.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.


For media inquiries

Podolski-Jeremy-co.jpgPlease contact: Jeremy Podolski, Manager of Marketing and Communications