Are you looking for an alternative to a private foundation? A supporting organization is an easy and efficient option that provides you with lower operating costs, substantial tax advantages and access to a wide range of support services. While affiliated with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and benefiting from the Foundation’s public charity status, a supporting organization has its own separate corporate structure and its own board that makes decisions on grantmaking, gift acceptance policies and other matters. A minimum balance of $1 million is required.

A supporting organization’s purpose must be compatible with the Foundation, and the IRS requires that a majority of its board members be appointed by the Foundation. Typically, board members are selected from a list of qualified candidates recommended by the donor.

Greater Cedarburg Foundation, Inc.

Hepburn "Bootstrap" Foundation, Inc.

Honkamp Family Foundation

Oconomowoc Area Foundation Inc.

Strattec Foundation, Inc.

West Bend Community Foundation, Inc.

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