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Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation supports programs that research the needs of gifted children and techniques of providing education for students with superior skills and/or intelligence.  Research programs investigating how learning occurs in gifted children and demonstration programs of instruction are to be considered.
1241 North Franklin Place
Milwaukeem, WI 53202-2901
Telephone: 414-291-9915
Fax: 414-291-9991


Kern Family Foundation, Inc.
In keeping with their vision, the Foundation enriches American lives by promoting the value of work, developing the formation of good character, increasing educational achievement – particularly in science, technology, engineering and math – and instilling an entrepreneurial mindset, especially in undergraduate engineering students.
W305 S4239 Brookhill Road
Waukesha, WI 53189
Phone: 262.968.6838
E-Mail: info@kffdn.org


Greater Milwaukee Foundation
In our competitive grantmaking program, we are particularly interested in exploring opportunities to partner with grantee agencies, our advised fund donors, and other funders on efforts to strengthen education, strengthen neighborhoods, increase economic opportunities and promote racial equity and inclusion in the greater Milwaukee area.
101 W Pleasant St., Ste 210
Milwaukee, WI 53212
tel. 414-272-5805
fax. 414-272-6235


Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The mission of our Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need through financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and collaboration with community partners. We champion forward-thinking programs that make a lasting impact in the places where our employees and financial professionals live and work. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination.
720 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Call (414) 271-1444


Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
Our purpose is to serve our members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.
4321 N. Ballard Rd.
Appleton, WI 54919-0001 USA
Phone: 800-847-4836
Fax: 800-225-2264


Helen Bader Foundation, Inc.
When we consider the scope of projects funded by Bader Philanthropies takes on – from helping Milwaukee’s children stay safe from after-school violence to helping senior citizens around the world age with grace and dignity – our task can seem a little overwhelming.
233 North Water Street
Fourth Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tel: 414/224.6464
Fax: 414/224.1441


Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Our service and personal conduct must reflect our core values, the honor of being entrusted with the great generosity of our donors, and the privilege of Helping Donors Share. Our core values provide the basis of how we serve.
4455 W. Lawrence St. Appleton, WI 54914    
(920) 830-1290
Fax (920) 830-1293


WEC Foundation, Inc.
We support initiatives promoting economic health, arts and culture, education and environment. As an extension of our outreach, employees serve on a number of nonprofit boards. We also conduct annual workplace giving campaigns for the arts and United Way, and we match our employees’ own charitable giving to educational, arts and cultural organizations.
231 W. Michigan St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Kohler Foundation, Inc.
The work of Kohler Foundation encompasses five major areas of concentration: art preservation, grants, scholarships, a performing arts series (the Distinguished Guest Series), and the management of the Waelderhaus, an historic home.
725 X Woodlake Road
Kohler, WI 53044
Tel: (920) 458-1972
Fax: (920) 458-4280


Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc.
Our grants support non-profit organizations, between 400-500 each year, who deliver programs and services for basic needs, education, arts and culture, the environment, and more. We help donors exercise thoughtful and tactical philanthropy by doing rigorous financial and program analysis of our grantees and sharing our knowledge about our community’s challenges and most effective non-profits.
320 N. Broadway Street, Suite 260
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Tel: 920.432.0800


Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
Community foundations make up one of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy in the United States today. Community Foundations build and strengthen communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to participate in creating permanent endowment funds to meet present and future needs. Community foundations have become catalysts for improvement by promoting philanthropy that is visionary, diverse and inclusive.
230 Ohio Street, Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone (920) 426-3993
Fax (920) 426-6997


Siebert Lutheran Foundation, Inc.
Siebert Lutheran Foundation, as a steward of its resources and relationships, enables the Lutheran community to be more collaborative, creative and effective in how it shares the Word of God, how it educates and instills Christian values in our youth, and how it serves people in need.
300 N. Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Brookfield, WI  53045
Phone: 262-754-9160
Fax: 262-754-9162
General Email:  contactus@siebertfoundation.org


Bemis Company Foundation
The primary vehicle for Bemis Company contributions in the United States is through the Bemis Company Foundation. Founded in 1959, the Foundation is funded entirely by the Company and provides charitable contributions to Social Welfare & Health, Educational, and Cultural & Civic programs.
One Neenah Center
PO Box 669
Neenah, WI 54957
Telephone: 920-727-4100
Email: kwetzel@bemis.com


Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Inc.
Funding is restricted to Wisconsin-based organizations, particularly those that benefit the people of the Greater Milwaukee area.
219 North Milwaukee Street
7th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: 414-727-1136
Email: questions@herzfeldfoundation.org


Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
The Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation will provide funds to initiate and sustain projects in the Greater Milwaukee community.The Foundation will focus on programs and projects that serve low-income and disadvantaged individuals, women, children and the elderly. The Foundation will support charitable organizations that address these concerns through arts and culture, community and social development, education and health.
1200 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 430,
Wauwatosa WI, 53226-3282
New Phone: 414-982-2880
New Fax: 414-982-2889


Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc.
The Community Foundation is a repository for more than 600 charitable funds worth more than $42 million.  Each of these funds was created by donors to enhance the quality of life in Southern Wisconsin.  We service these funds by managing the investment, encouraging and supporting additions, overseeing the disbursement of grants and scholarships, and managing the requisite government paperwork.
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548-3838
(608) 758-0883
(800) 995-2379


Ruth St. John & John Dunham West Foundation, Inc.
It is the Foundation's intentions to assist through the financial promotion of humanitarian, educational, charitable, cultural and civic or public purposes.
915 Memorial Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: (920) 684-6110
Fax: (920) 684-7381
Email: info@westfoundation.us


Vine and Branches Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation prefers to fund U.S. organizations that work on a local, regional or national level, with a special interest in Southeastern Wisconsin and Southwestern Florida.
c/o The Legacy Group
P.O. Box 2430
Brookfield, WI 53008
Fax: 262-754-4486


Brewers Charities, Inc.
Funding efforts shall strategically extend financial support to nonprofits that provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs, with a particular focus on low-income and disadvantaged youth and their families.
Miller Park One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Telephone: 414-902-4318


Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
Through the generosity of our donors, we support programs and organizations that enhance every aspect of life in our area, including education, the arts, health and human services, and the preservation of historical, cultural, and natural resources.
500 First Street
Suite 2600, Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715.845.9555
Email: info@cfoncw.org


Waukesha County Community Foundation
Grants from the Community Grants Fund will support programs in the following broad program areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Historic Preservation

2727 N. Grandview Boulevard Suite 122
Waukesha, WI 53188
Telephone: 262-513-1861

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