The Helen Bader Foundation
The Helen Bader Foundation has announced 106 new grants totaling $5.6 million in support of programs and projects, primarily in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, with additional programs located internationally. Grants were awarded across the foundation’s three main interest areas: Alzheimer’s and Aging in Wisconsin, Community Partnerships for Youth in Milwaukee, and Workforce Development-Jobs for Milwaukee.
The largest group of awards was for Community Partnerships for Youth, 24 grants totaling $1.1 million to the following Milwaukee based organizations:
COA Youth and Family Centers, $340,000 over two years for its collaboration with the United Community Centers of Milwaukee on raising the quality and range of arts education activities available at after-school programs.
New Threads of Hope, $124,000 over two years for its partnerships that provide new clothing to low-income children and families across Milwaukee.
Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, $100,000 for its after-school and summer programming for low-income youth from its northwest Milwaukee community.
Holton Youth & Family Center, $80,000 for its efforts to expand its reach in Milwaukee’s central city.
Pathways to College, $50,000 for its efforts to invest in low-income youth by strengthening its college preparatory program systems to meet the needs of a growing program.
Express Yourself Milwaukee, $40,000 for its efforts to strengthen its capacity to offer youth arts programming to low-income youth.
PEARLS for Teen Girls, $40,000 for its character-building program for low-income Milwaukee girls.
SHARP Literacy, $40,000 for its efforts to expand its literacy collaborations with schools serving predominantly low-income students.
True Skool, $40,000 for its efforts to increase its impact on low-income Milwaukee youth through a variety of urban arts programming.
St. Marcus Evangelical Lutheran Church, $40,000 for its College Prep Center (CPC), Saturday School, Summer School, and other enrichment programs that help students and neighborhood children succeed.
College Possible, $40,000 for its expansion of its programming by adding a program coordinator and a development specialist to the current staffing structure.
Milwaukee Striders Track Club, $30,000 for its track and field training program for Milwaukee youth.
Compel Them to Come, $25,000 for its efforts to reach more low-income Milwaukee children through its character-development programming.
First Stage Milwaukee, $20,000 for its Community Partnership Program, which makes its performing arts programming accessible to low-income families and schools throughout Milwaukee.
Neu-Life Community Development, $20,000 for its expansion of its arts, wellness, and education enrichment programming for low-income youth.
Operation DREAM, $20,000 for its efforts to reach African American young men through work-skill, educational, and character development.
Latino Arts, $15,000 for its after-school and summer music instruction program.
City On A Hill, $15,000 for its Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program, which serves children on Milwaukee’s near west side.
Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, $12,000 for its Smart Smiles program, a school-based oral health program for low-income Milwaukee children.
Asset Builders of America, $10,000 for expansion of its financial literacy programs for low-income Milwaukee area youth and their families.
The Salvation Army, $10,000 for its emergency programs for children facing homelessness and hunger in Milwaukee.
Journey House, $10,000 for its community learning center at South Division High School, offering safe, enriching programming to youth after school.
One Heartland, $6,000 over two years for its summer camp for children living with HIV/AIDS.
Urban Anthropology, $5,000 for its cross-cultural historical outreach to low-income youth on Milwaukee’s near south side.