Milwaukee Bucks Foundation to give $500,000 in grants in 2019

MILWAUKEE  -- The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation (MBF) will grant a total of $500,000 to community organizations across Wisconsin in 2019. Of the $500,000 worth of grants, just under $200,000 is for previous grant commitments with more than $300,000 set to be given this year to 15 new organizations that focus on mental health and trauma-informed care.

The 15 organizations will use funding from the MBF for programming support, staff training and facility upgrades, among other uses. The 15 new organizations receiving grants from the MBF in 2019 are:

  • ACTS Housing
  • The Alma Center
  • City on a Hill
  • CommonBond
  • Express Yourself Milwaukee
  • First Stage
  • Grateful Girls
  • Hometown Heroes
  • La Causa, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
  • Meta House
  • Operation DREAM
  • SaintA
  • St. Augustine Prep
  • Teens Grow Greens

“We’re thrilled to expand our commitment this year to 15 new organizations that foster positive change in the areas of mental health and trauma-informed care,” said MBF Executive Director Arvind Gopalratnam. “The growth of the Foundation over the past year has allowed us to not only fulfill previous grant commitments but has given us the opportunity to enhance our platform. We thank all of those who have generously contributed to the Foundation, including our ownership group who has graciously supported us as we work to enact positive, significant change in our community and across Wisconsin.”

Since its inception in 2016, the MBF has announced and fulfilled more than $1.4 million in grants to nonprofits across Wisconsin. Dedicated to improving outcomes for underserved populations in Wisconsin by providing financial grants, developing innovative partnerships and supporting impactful ideas in youth education, youth health and wellness, and community betterment, the MBF is now accepting applications for 2020 grants. For more information on the MBF, or to apply for a grant, visit

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