Milwaukee, WI - Through a $40,000 grant, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will once again provide lead support for the Ten Chimney Foundation's Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program. The grant was made as a part of the Foundation's first quarter competitive grantmaking process.

The national program began in 2007 as an opportunity for regional actors across the country to hone their acting skills. Each summer, 10 top actors gather at Ten Chimneys, the former summer retreat of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, for an intense weeklong session led by a master teacher. In 2012, Broadway legend Joel Grey will lead the program.

Also a part of the first quarter, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation awarded $20,000 to the United Way in Waukesha County to enable the agency to identify and assess the health and sustainability of health and human service agencies in Waukesha County. A final report and recommendations will be disseminated to the public.

Overall, the Foundation awarded $618,000 in grants to area nonprofits through its first quarter competitive grantmaking process.

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,000 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.


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