As nonprofit social service providers struggle to keep their doors open with limited ability to raise funds, Milwaukee's philanthropic organizations are stepping in to help. A coalition of organizations, including Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, has collectively raised $1.3 million so far. The purpose of the coalition is to sustain the efforts of "nonprofits who serve local communities ... facing mounting obstacles and d
A group of prominent Milwaukee foundations and organizations, including Herb Kohl Charities, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Brewers Community Foundation, have formed a coalition and already raised $1.2 million to help coordinate much-needed resources for the Milwaukee-area during the coronavirus pandemic.
Others involved in the group include Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Zilber Family Foundation, Milwaukee Public Schools, Northwestern Mutual Foundat
Most Milwaukee-area small businesses have been stomach-punched by the coronavirus pandemic, and the response from groups and officials around the state continues to evolve. Social distancing measures have resulted in closures for small businesses, both temporary and, unfortunately, some permanent. As a result, unemployment claims have skyrocketed in Wisconsin in recent weeks.
But businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are working to unite those in need and those who c
It’s a consolation prize for now but may contribute to the desired outcome in the long run as business and political supporters of increasing Milwaukee County’s sales tax presented their case Thursday before a Wisconsin Assembly committee at the State Capitol. A coalition called Move Forward MKE initially hoped the Wisconsin Legislature would approve scheduling a referendum on a sales tax increase for the April 7 election. However, the Wisconsin Assembly took no action on a b