Ozaukee County, Wis.,Feb. 18, 2019 – Sixty-six different nonprofit organizations in Ozaukee County benefited from grants awarded in 2018 by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, its donors and affiliates, including the Greater Cedarburg Foundation. In all, the foundations made 159 grants totaling over $1 million to Ozaukee County agencies.

These community investments also are reflected in the grand total of more than $80 million in grants released in 2018 to agencies throughout the four-county area and worldwide by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and its many donors and partners, based on preliminary financial figures. Over the last five years, the community has benefited from over $315 million in grants from GMF.

Grants include strategic and responsive investments authorized by GMF and GCF boards using discretionary resources, as well as grants and co-investments made through the funds of those who partner with the foundations for their philanthropy. GCF is a permanent, charitable endowment dedicated to supporting the interests and advancing the legacies of its donors while inspiring philanthropy and strengthening the greater Cedarburg community. It is a supporting organization and regional partner of GMF.

“Community foundation grantmaking is like holding up a mirror to the community’s hopes and needs,” said Ellen Gilligan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation president and CEO. “In any given year, you can see the activities and aspirations of the community reflected in those programs and investments, and each year builds on the legacy of all those who have given generously throughout the last century to bring those aspirations to life.”

Ozaukee County area agencies receiving grant funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and/or the Greater Cedarburg Foundation and their donors include:

  1. Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County
  2. Advent Lutheran Church
  3. Advocates of Ozaukee Inc
  4. Applaud Cedarburg Inc
  5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County
  6. Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center
  7. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
  8. Cedarburg Art Museum & Society, Inc.
  9. Cedarburg Community Scholarship Fund
  10. Cedarburg Cultural Center Inc
  11. Cedarburg Education Foundation
  12. Cedarburg Friends of the Library
  13. Cedarburg Grafton Rotary Foundation
  14. Cedarburg High School
  15. Cedarburg Landmark Preservation Society Inc
  16. Cedarburg Music Festivals
  17. Cedarburg Public Library
  18. Charles E Kubly Fund Inc
  19. Christ Lutheran Church
  20. Community United Methodist Church
  21. Concordia University
  22. Cope Services Inc
  23. Family Enrichment Center of Ozaukee Inc.
  24. Family Promise of Ozaukee County Inc
  25. Family Sharing of Ozaukee County
  26. Food Pantry, Inc.
  27. Grafton Community Scholarship Fund Inc
  28. Habitat For Humanity Ozaukee Inc.
  29. Highlander Basketball Club
  30. Hometown Heroes Inc
  31. Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County
  32. Kettle Moraine YMCA
  33. Lakeshore Regional Childcare Advocacy
  34. Living Life with Autism
  35. Lumen Christi Catholic Church and School
  36. Mequon Community Foundation
  37. Mequon Jewish Preschool
  38. Mequon Nature Preserve Inc.
  39. Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation, Inc.
  40. Mequon-Thiensville School District
  41. NAMI Ozaukee Inc
  42. National Flag Day Foundation
  43. Ozaukee County
  44. Ozaukee County Historical Society
  45. Ozaukee County Jail Literacy Program
  46. Ozaukee Family Services
  47. Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Inc
  48. Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288 – Cedarburg (via Wisconsin American Legion Foundation)
  49. Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Inc
  50. Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt
  51. Port Washington Historical Society, Inc.
  52. Portal Inc.
  53. Possibility Playground of Ozaukee County, Inc
  54. Riveredge Nature Center Inc
  55. Special Olympics Wisconsin - Milwaukee Area 8
  56. Special Spaces Inc
  57. St. John XXIII Catholic School
  58. St. John XXIII Congregation
  59. Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Inc
  60. Starting Point of Ozaukee
  61. Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Foundation Inc.
  62. Unitarian Church North
  63. United Way of Northern Ozaukee County, Inc.
  64. Weyenberg Public Library Foundation Inc
  65. Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Inc
  66. Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America

About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is Wisconsin’s largest community foundation and was among the first established in the world. For more than a century, the Foundation has inspired philanthropy by connecting generous people to community needs that align with their interests. The Foundation was founded on the premise that generosity can unlock an individual’s potential and strengthen the community as a whole for everyone who lives here. We work in partnership with those who are committed to ensuring greater Milwaukee is a vibrant, economically thriving region that comprises welcoming and inclusive communities providing opportunity, prosperity and a high quality of life for all.


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