Third Quarter 2019

Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation: $120,000 (over three years) to provide core support for the America’s Black Holocaust Museum as it builds its staff capacity and programmatic focus over the next three years.

Historic West Bend Theatre: $50,000 for restoration of artwork within the landmark 1929 theater by Conrad Schmitt Studios and historic painter Chuck Dwyer, a West Bend native and Milwaukee artist.                       

Black Arts Fest MKE: $25,000 to support programming for Black Arts Fest MKE, a one-day festival celebrating African and African American culture. 

Historic King Drive Business Improvement District: $25,000 toward restoration of blighted Victory Over Violence Park along MLK Drive to its historic use as a safe place for families to heal when affected by violence. It also will revive green space in Harambee for residents and community organizations to hold events and other programming. 

HEAR Wisconsin: $25,000 to support birth to three early education and therapy services for babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Wisconsin Policy Forum: $22,000 to support the organization’s research into how public funds support affordable housing in Milwaukee.

Woodland Pattern: $20,000 for a project that will include four exhibitions – two group shows and two solo shows - and related programming around the topic of spiritual reflection. Artists selected for the project will represent a range of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and will offer an inclusive portrait of contemporary artistic practice engaged in civic and spiritual work outside the bounds of organized religion.

Islands of Brilliance: $12,000 for Brilliant Sandbox, a collaboration with Milwaukee College Prep and UWM’s Student Artist in Residence Program that will pair neurodiverse students with their grade level peers to attend workshops on traditional and digital art-making.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin: $10,425 for monthly programming for older adults in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood that includes a hot meal program, a mobile distribution of between 50 to 75 pounds of food and a monthly distribution of produce.

Education Foundation of Brown Deer: $7,000 to support the fourth year of a group of 15 young men who participate in the African American Male Initiative at Concordia University.

Cedarburg Art Museum: $6,800 for an exhibition reflecting selected works held by African American collectors from Ozaukee County, Washington County and the greater Milwaukee area. Tours to other galleries that exhibit the work of artists of diverse backgrounds will be incorporated into the program.

Milwaukee Pride: $3,500 to support the health and wellness area at PrideFest 2019.

Wisconsin Policy Forum: $2,300 to support its annual “Salute to Local Government” event recognizing excellence in public sector management.

Stillwaters Collective: $2,000 for a creative placemaking workshop by Dasha Kelly.

Data You Can Use: $1,000 to support neighborhood tours for participants visiting Milwaukee for the Neighborhood Indicators Partnership meeting.

Beckum-Stapleton Little League Baseball: $1,000 to support scholarships that will help cover registration costs for youth to participate in Little League.


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