Community food service


2014 Recipients

America SCORES Milwaukee $2,840 To support America SCORES poetry and play programs at four schools in Lindsay Heights
Artists Working in Education $10,000 For five weeks of arts activities for youth in Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West
ArtWorks for Milwaukee $8,000 To support high school interns to work with a professional artist to create and install a mural in Silver City
Aurora Health Care Foundation $75,000 To support the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Zilber Family Hospice's 10-year anniversary
Business Improvement District #32 $40,000 To hire a business development coordinator and support the ongoing operation of the BID to create a viable and sustainable commercial corridor in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.
Castle Medical Center $300,000 To support the construction of two additional patient care rooms in the Vera Zilber Birth Center
Center for Resilient Cities $250,000 To provide support for the renovation of Johnsons Park in Lindsay Heights
Children's Hospital $300,000 To provide capital support for the Selig Child Advocacy Center at the Sojourner Family Peace Center
City of Milwaukee $11,044.95 To support the Heroin Summit
Dominican Center for Women $10,000 To support the placement of a Marquette University Trinity Fellow
Dominican Center for Women $100 To support two community leaders' participation in the Healthy Communities Milwaukee Summit
Donors Forum $1,000 In partial support of the annual meeting video
Faith Builders $2,000 To support the 4th Annual Faith Builders Christmas in Milwaukee
Faith Santa Fe Lutheran Church $10,000 To match, dollar-for-dollar, a portion of contributions for the food pantry coordinator
Friedens Community Ministries $2,000 For shoes and socks for homeless individuals
Guest House $5,000 To provide meals for homeless individuals
Guest House $500,000 To support building and equipment upgrades at the shelter for homeless individuals
Hawaii Public Television $500,000 To support PBS Hawaii's NEW HOME Campaign
Hawaii State Department of Education $180,000 To support the delivery of behavioral health services to students and their families
Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corp. $7,500 To support the “Listening to Mitchell” public art installation and draw visitors to Mitchell Street, a south side commercial corridor
Hmong American Peace Academy Library Campaign $30,000 To help with the acquisition of books and other materials; renovation of space; and new technology resources for the HAPA Library Campaign
International Association for Human Values $75,000 To support the YES! program in schools in Milwaukee and provide training to young people and educators
Johnsons Park Neighborhood Association $10,000 To partially fund an AmeriCorps community engagement specialist to work with residents to improve public safety and social connections Lindsay Heights
Journey House $50,000 To support the revitalization of Clarke Square Park; in addition, a Friends of Clarke Square Park group will be formed to adopt the Park
Journey House $250,000 To serve as the fiscal sponsor for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative in accordance with the memorandum of understanding between Journey House and the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative and the related proposal and budget, and to provide office space, human resources, accounting, and information technology services
Joyful Heart Foundation $5,000 To support the Joyful Melee
Kiva Zip $25,000 To support the launch of Kiva Zip Milwaukee and attract 0% interest loans for underserved entrepreneurs in ZNI and other Milwaukee neighborhoods
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors $2,700 To support the Clarke Square Most Improved Home contest
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors $10,00 To serve as fiscal sponsor to support the Epic Center Community Organization youth soccer league
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors $10,000 To partially fund real estate charrettes and identify economic development opportunities in Silver City and Clarke Square
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors $299,000 To support a full-time home improvement coordinator to work in the Layton Boulevard West and Clarke Square neighborhoods, and partially underwrite the costs of home improvement with 1:1 matching grants to residents
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors $875,000 To continue to serve as the lead agency in three neighborhoods (Burnham Park, Layton Park, and Silver City) and as an operating partner for the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative
LISC Milwaukee $200,000 To provide grants and loans, technical assistance, and other services in ZNI and other neighborhoods; participate as a ZNI operating partner; and strengthen the field of community development in Milwaukee
Lissy's Place $5,000 In honor of John Daniels Jr. and the Fellowship Open to benefit at-risk youth
MATC Foundation $6,000 To support the North Division/MATC Summer CNA Program
Meta House $500,000 To provide comprehensive treatment and social services to low-income women in recovery from substance abuse
Milwaukee College Prep $250,000 To support the expansion of Milwaukee College Prep to a second location in Lindsay Heights
Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative $50,000 To provide operating support for business development, job readiness, and employment programs in Lindsay Heights
Neu-Life Community Development $100,000 To provide capital support for building improvements and modifications at Neu-Life's main program site in Lindsay Heights
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee $3,665 To support the Burmese Immersion Project
North Division High School Alumni Association $500 To purchase work clothes for participants of Jobs for America's Graduates for visits to employers and colleges
North Division High School Alumni Association $1,000 To support North Division High School academic, volunteer, and athletic programs
Northcott Neighborhood House $5,000 To support a community liaison at North Division High School
Northcott Neighborhood House $5,000 To continue support of a community liaison at North Division High School
Radio Milwaukee $10,000 For general operating support
Rebuilding Together of Greater Milwaukee $10,000 To support emergency removal and rebuilding of the 2-story porch at 1628 W Lloyd Street
Rebuilding Together of Greater Milwaukee $300,000 To preserve affordable housing and revitalize ZNI neighborhoods by providing home repairs and accessibility modifications for senior citizens, veterans and/or persons with disabilities
RiverEdge Nature Center $10,000 For general operating support
Riverworks Development $10,000 To support the Neighborhood Ambassadors program to improve commercial corridors, economic development, and the overall appearance of ZNI neighborhoods and Milwaukee Business Improvement Districts
Ronald Reagan High School $25,000 To support the Vera J. Zilber Music Department student programs and activities
Running Rebels $10,000 To engage Vision First for capital campaign planning
Sojourner Family Peace Center $10,000 To serve as fiscal agent for work to develop a business plan for the Center for Community Health and Safety
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care $500,000 To support the construction of the new St. Ann Center campus in Lindsay Heights
United Methodist Children's Services $100,000 To support the build-out of a community room at the organization's facility and the substance abuse treatment services staff
United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee $100,000 To provide support for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
United Performing Arts Fund $44,260.08 To support the performing arts sector in Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health $400,000 To provide scholarship funding to the Zilber School of Public Health through the Vera Zilber Public Health Scholars program
Victory Garden Initiative $7,500 To support the installation of 30 food-producing garden beds and provide mentors for income-eligible residents of Layton Boulevard West and Clarke Square
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. $10,000 To support the design, materials, and signage for Ezekiel Gillespie pocket park in Lindsay Heights and contract with Blue Skies Landscaping to maintain the park
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. $25,000 To support the repairs and ADA code-compliance updates to the Walnut Way Center in Lindsay Heights
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. $500,000 To support phase one development of the Innovations and Wellness Commons at 1615 West North Avenue in Lindsay Heights
WestCare Foundation $2,500 To purchase and distribute copies to community leaders of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow in anticipation of her MATC and NAACP appearances

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