Give to the Violence Prevention Fund


The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Violence Prevention Fund was established to support the violence prevention efforts in the City of Milwaukee through the Office of Violence Prevention. The Office of Violence Prevention provides strategic direction and oversight for City efforts to reduce risk of violence through linked strategies in partnership with government, non-profit, neighborhood, and faith organizations.

Community-wide prevention is the most effective, long-term solution to violence, and the Office of Violence Prevention engages a wide range of partners to facilitate a multidisciplinary, population-level approach to influence the social, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to violence. The Office of Violence Prevention brings together agencies, experts, and community resources on efforts that reduce:

  • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Human Trafficking
  • Children Witness to Violence
  • Community Violence
  • Gun Violence
  • Interpersonal Violence, Intentional injury, and Homicide


RFH adj color.jpgGive to the Reasons for Hope Fund

Continuing its longtime commitment to healthy neighborhoods, the Foundation will seed the new community fund with an initial grant of $200,000 and invites individuals, foundations and community partners to join in support. While the initial funding is designed to provide a timely response in Sherman Park, the Foundation and other philanthropic partners have been deeply engaged in supporting resident-led neighborhood improvement efforts across the city. This fund is the next step in unifying longer-term improvements.

Read about the projects supported by the fund >>

Make a contribution to the Reasons For Hope Fund


Special instructions for the Reasons for Hope Fund:

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Please note: You will be redirected to a separate secure site operated by PayPal to complete the credit card transaction. When you make a gift online, a fee of 2.2 percent – plus 30 cents per transaction – will be deducted from your total gift. The processing fees are charged by the credit card companies and PayPal, not the Foundation. For security purposes, PayPal may contact you regarding your transaction. Thank you for your generosity to our community.

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Contact a member of our philanthropic services team to learn more about starting a fund

Please contact Development and Philanthropic Services with any questions, or to make a gift through another payment method.