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GMF invests $1 million in immediate violence prevention, healing efforts

In direct response to recent, escalating violence in Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has dedicated an initial investment of $1 million to support urgent healing, community building and violence prevention efforts as the first step in a multi-phase effort to deepen partnerships and support long-term systems change. The community is invited to join the Foundation in investing in these interventions through its MKE Responds Fund.
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Halfway through 2022: ThriveOn Collaboration celebrates construction, other major milestones

The ThriveOn Collaboration is celebrating. The past six months have seen a plethora of action with construction officially underway on its historic ThriveOn King redevelopment, tenants such as Malaika Early Learning Center and Versiti slated to move in, and investments in program and place taking shape.
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Economic development, healthy food and youth engagement intersect at new neighborhood grocery store

A new grocery store in Sherman Park is providing access to affordable, healthy food options for residents and helping create an entrepreneurial ecosystem for local youth, who are growing fresh produce on site to sell for commercial use. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation saw an opportunity to support multiple aspects of this work, which directly correlates to its own mission to create lasting solutions to structural inequities while listening to community voice.
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Foundation reimagines philanthropy with Edgar Villanueva in “A Milwaukee for All”

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s most recent “A Milwaukee for All” event on June 24 focused on ways to reimagine philanthropy, heal the hurt caused by colonization and create an equitable society. The virtual convening featured an in-depth conversation between Foundation President and CEO Ellen Gilligan and Edgar Villanueva, an activist and author of “Decolonizing Wealth.” A subsequent roundtable discussion captured the perspectives and ideas of Milwaukee-based leaders.
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