The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is home to more than 1,500 charitable funds ranging in asset size from $25,000 to more than $20 million. Each fund has its own unique goal and its own interesting story, but they all work in the same basic way.

When you create a fund, you decide the fund’s name and purpose. The Foundation invests these funds in one of four investment pools that you select. Every year, a portion of each fund can be used to make grants that support your intent. Because these funds are pooled together with the Foundation, they benefit from the superior cost effectiveness, strong investment returns and tax benefits of a large public charity. 

To learn more about the different types of funds and how you may establish your own, please select from the following:

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