Funding part of $736,790 in capital grants awarded during fourth quarter

Milwaukee, WI – St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care will bring its award-winning and nationally renowned intergenerational programming to Milwaukee’s north side, thanks in part to a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

The Foundation awarded $100,000 to the nonprofit during the fourth quarter in support of its capital campaign for a new 80,000-square-foot facility. St. Ann Center plans to begin construction in March 2014 at a 7.5 acre site between North 24th and 25th streets and North and Meinecke Avenues. The new center will be larger than its existing campus in St. Francis and will be able to serve nearly twice as many children. The new building also will have new services – such as a medical and dental clinic – not available at its south side site.

“The Foundation is pleased to provide capital support to these important projects,” said Kathryn Dunn, vice president of community investment.

The project is one of ten new construction and renovation projects the Foundation supported during the fourth quarter through a total of $736,790 in special capital grants funding. The Foundation has not made significant capital grants through its competitive grants process since 2011. Additional grants include:

Alverno College: $100,000 in support of its Promise and Power capital campaign, which is designed to improve and increase classroom space through such projects as an expanded commons and six new multipurpose classrooms.

Hunger Task Force: $100,000 to redevelop a historic granary building into a community education center at its Franklin farm and fish hatchery.

UEC MVP Project: $100,000 toward the completion of its From the Ground Up capital campaign in the Menomonee Valley.

Guest House of Milwaukee: $75,000 to support interior and exterior capital improvements to its 117-year-old facility, including new plumbing and fixtures, new heating and cooling units and an updated security camera system.

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin: $75,000 to upgrade its workforce training center in Waukesha to include a computer lab as well as a commercial kitchen so it can expand its food service program.

Cedarburg Art Museum: $63,000 to install a sprinkler system.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts: $50,000 to renovate Vogel Hall’s lobby area and interior.

Progressive Community Health Centers: $43,500 to help cover the cost of equipment and technology for its expanded women’s health services.

Pathfinders Milwaukee: $30,290 to help it replace its roof and gutters on its emergency shelter.


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 and beyond. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.

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