Milwaukee, July 16, 2009 — A grant to establish a new central access system for the homeless in Milwaukee was among the more than $4 million approved by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board and boards of its supporting organizations during the second quarter.
June 24, 2009 — The Helen Bader Foundation has announced that it will commit at least $10 million over the next decade to create a permanent endowment for the Helen Bader Scholarship Fund, which has helped low- and middle-income families with the cost of tuition at Milwaukee-area Jewish day schools for nearly 19 years. When mature, the endowment will be administered by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Inc., marking the largest single gift in the Foundation's history.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 15, 2009 — Grants to help food pantries, shelters and other agencies meet the basic needs of people who are struggling because of the economy were among the more than $6.2 million approved by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Board and boards of supporting organizations in the first quarter of 2009.
The Board of Trustees for The Prudential Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, recently approved $2.9 million in grants to five organizations that are working to address needs in communities around the country.
While downsizing may be prudent for most organizations in an economic recession, the presidents of U.S. Catholic colleges said they are increasing the size of their fundraising staffs.
Marquette University is a Jesuit Catholic university located in urban Milwaukee. It was founded in 1881 as a liberal arts school for men to support the immigrant populations of the Milwaukee community. Now open to both women and men, the school carries on its founding tradition; this year, 25 percent of its freshman class is made up of students whose parents emigrated to the United States.