Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Area Served: Greater Milwaukee Region, including communities throughout Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties in southeast Wisconsin
Staff Contact: Janel Hines, Vice President of Community Impact

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is Wisconsin’s largest community foundation and was among the first established in the world. We serve as a partner of choice for all philanthropic donors, nonprofits and community stakeholders interested in growing resources and unifying impact to build a Milwaukee for all.

With our North Star of racial equity and inclusion at the center of our practice and priorities, the Foundation is committed to:

  • Reimagining Philanthropy, by honoring all forms of generosity including time, treasure, talent and ties
  • Catalyzing Systems Change, by developing lasting solutions to structural inequities
  • Convening and Following Community Voice, by valuing resident power and priorities
  • Building Inclusive Culture, by leading from within as an anti-racist organization

The Foundation is how Milwaukee works together, and through our collective actions, we are investing in a future where everyone thrives.