Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Milwaukee Succeeds

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF) recognizes the plethora of challenges facing Milwaukee children including high rates of poverty, racial disparities, and economic segregation. These factors combine to create a lack of economic mobility and overall wellbeing. In 2011, GMF established Milwaukee Succeeds: a community-wide partnership, grounded in collective impact, which seeks success for every child, in every Milwaukee school, cradle to career. This partnership is comprised of representatives from over 300 local organizations, working at the grassroots level to identify, align, and scale promising strategies to move the needle on educational outcomes. At the same time, Milwaukee Succeeds works with major community institutions to improve policy, align resources, and engage community leaders. GMF serves as the backbone organization for Milwaukee Succeeds—lending its facilities, services, financial resources, and community leadership to this work.