Third quarter grants as of Sept. 1, 2021

African American Breastfeeding Network: $7,500 to support the Annual Well Mommy and Baby Care Package Drive‐Up project in collaboration with community partners to provide COVID‐19 vaccinations information and community resources. The event will distribute 100 care packages to pregnant and new mothers in the Harambee neighborhood with critical items for their new babies.

All 4 Kids Inc: $7,500 to support mentoring and empowerment programming for youth in foster care and group home settings. Young people will be taught advocacy skills, how to speak up for themselves, communicate their needs, advocate for their rights and influence decision makers, whether in a social, school or court room setting. Youth are involved on every level of designing training and implementation. The program meets the young people where they are, while creating a goal chart for each youth.

Data You Can Use: $10,000 to support Data Day, a one-day event that provides skill building workshops for nonprofits. The grant also will support nonprofits that participate in Data Dream and give access to assistance in securing, analyzing, visualizing and presenting data 

Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development: $2,000 for the REI/Groundwater Training, which is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms.

Groundwork Milwaukee: $7,500 to support the Community Garden Health Hub Partnership, which coordinates and deploys health resources to community gardens in the Harambee neighborhood. Programming includes hosting workshops for planting and growing fresh foods, with a focus on the nutritional benefits of vegetables grown; delivering a hybrid of in‐person and virtual demonstrations on cooking and preserving fresh food; delivering events at the community gardens that actively promote healthy activities such as yoga and mindfulness; recruiting Harambee neighbors who live within a 5‐minute walk from the garden to participate in these events and distributing both interactive and static resources for neighbors to identify healthy eating and activity assets in their neighborhoods.

Legacy Redevelopment Corporation: $25,000 to support the ThriveOn Small Business Loan Program and contract with Legacy Redevelopment Corporation to administer a technical assistance program to the awarded and other identified small businesses.

Lynden: $390,000 to support the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists and the Suitcase Export Fund.

Northcott Neighborhood House: $7,500 to support efforts to engage youth in hydroponics, food education and sports. Its Seeding the Future summer program will create opportunities for young people from the Harambee neighborhood to learn about growing food, good nutritional habits, sports, and sportsmanship. The program is designed to help youth learn how science and sports can help them contribute to their community in positive ways. Also, the integration of sports and proper nutrition will educate youth on proper exercise and ways to reduce obesity.

Ridley IPCO: $7,000 to support an outdoor exhibition from the north side to the east side to the south side of photographs from individuals in Milwaukee neighborhoods to tell their story. This proposal requests support for project activities in the Clarke Square and Harambee neighborhoods. 

Riverworks Development Corporation: $7,500 to support the Guiding Lenses group, a resident group that facilitates collaboration between stakeholders to ensure implementation of community-driven creative placemaking on the Beerline Trail located between Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods. This grant will support reactivation of the resident group, to engage and gather input on branding for the trail, plan and coordinate trail clean ups, community meetings and community building events that activate the trail.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish: $7,500 to support the Reading Week for Children program, with a goal to expand the summer reading program to include more children from local groups and schools in the nearby neighborhoods of Halyard, Harambee and Brewers Hill. The expected outcomes are to improve children's reading skills, encourage them to put down their electronic devices and pick up a book instead and to enlist more young people to act as mentors to the younger children.

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