The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is fully committed to enhancing the quality of life for those who live and work in the greater Milwaukee region. We promote regional vitality by supporting a wide range of organizations and programs that contribute to a thriving community through the following four general areas:

Arts and culture

  • Cultivate and support an appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms
  • Deepen community-based arts education for children and adults
  • Provide access to cultural experiences and programs that support academic achievement


  • Protect significant environmental assets and ensure they are available for public use and enjoyment
  • Strengthen local food systems, particularly those which create opportunities for communities to work and grow together
  • Promote youth engagement and conservation leadership

Health - Physical and Mental

  • Support access to culturally reverent, responsive, and affordable integrative care
  • Address pressing health needs and pervasive chronic illness
  • Address health disparities
  • Support evidence-based interventions not traditionally covered by insurance

Aging and Older Adults 

  • Promote health and well-being
  • Develop intergenerational support / cohesion / beloved community 
  • Promote aging in place

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

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