15 Milwaukee non-profits recieve part of $1-million grant

NOW: 15 Milwaukee non-profits recieve part of $1-million grant


The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation announced they will be handing out a million dollars in grants to 15 Milwaukee non-profits. 

The foundation started in June of last year with the goal of helping organizations that focus on youth education, youth health and wellness, and community betterment.

The chosen nonprofits went through a rigorous review process and the foundation hopes the grants will improve lives and the city.

The Bucks Foundation also announced their next round of recipients will be outside of Milwaukee to help improve better areas. 

Here is a list of this year’s grant recipients and their plans for funds from the foundation:

  • Schools That Can Milwaukee: Support new and existing programming for educators and students at Milwaukee Public Schools.
  • Running Rebels Community Organization: Provide support for mentoring, educational enrichment and athletics programs for at-risk youth, especially African-American teen boys living in the central city.
  • Safe & Sound: Support programs to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods.
  • Journey House: Support college careers program.
  • Playworks: Engage fourth grade and fifth grade students in Junior Coach Leadership Program at schools in Milwaukee and Waukesha. Support girls basketball program and expand funding to support an MPS school.
  • United Community Center: Capital for new court at gymnasium and after-school athletic programming for UCC and Bruce Guadalupe School youth.
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center: Provide staff funding that will help to build a safer, stronger, neighborhood and community.
  • COA Youth & Family Centers: Provide resources for COA’s youth development program, including pre-teen and teen group leaders and coordinators.
  • City Year Milwaukee: Support Whole School Whole Child program.
  • Operation DREAM: Provide funding for two vans that will allow Operation DREAM to reach more boys and reduce barriers they face in accessing programming.
  • PEARLS for Teen Girls: Assist in continuing to reach more young women in Milwaukee and accelerate the ability to improve their quality of life.
  • Dominican Center: Develop more leadership training, skill development and service opportunities for youth in Milwaukee’s central city Amani neighborhood.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee: Support mentoring that helps address needs of youth facing adversity by creating and supporting one-to-one relationships with caring volunteer adult mentors.
  • Teach for America: Support continuing annual Youth Leadership Summit
  • St. Augustine Prep: Swim safety and swim lessons for students and children in Milwaukee’s near south side neighborhoods.
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