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2015 Recipients

ACTS Housing $200,000 To provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income families in ZNI and other neighborhoods
After-School All-Stars Hawaii $3,000 To support youth development services
Andre Lee Ellis $5,000 To support performing arts activities for youth
Artists Working in Education $50,000 To operate arts programs in parks and schools and provide art enrichment activities to youth in ZNI neighborhoods
ArtWorks Milwaukee $8,000 To support paid internships for high school students to work with a professional artist to design, create, and install a work of public art in Burnham Park
Aurora Zilber Family Hospice $250,000 To expand hospice and bereavement training for employees and volunteers who provide palliative and hospice care
Community Warehouse $150,000 To support Community Warehouse and its Milwaukee Working programs
Cross Lutheran $50,000 To support Cross Lutheran Church's basic human needs programs, including the Bread of Healing Clinic and its services for uninsured patients
Discovery World $300,000 To deliver educational programs to children attending ZNI schools; offer free admission to the museum of science and technology for families in ZNI neighborhoods; and provide mobile lab activities at neighborhood-based events
EPIC Center Community Organization $25,000 To support afterschool and summer programs for youth on Milwaukee's near south side
Faith Builders $2,000 To support the "5th Annual Faith Builders Christmas in Milwaukee" toy drive
Friends of the Domes $2,400 To support the Working Sketches Project in a public school in Clarke Square
Friendship Circle $10,000 To match, dollar-for-dollar, contributions made to the Friendship Circle of Wisconsin
Greater Milwaukee Foundation $3,374.98 To partially cover the cost of six participants at the Grassroots Grantmakers On the Ground conference in Cleveland in September 2014
Greater Milwaukee Foundation $10,000 To support the Partners for Places project to create pocket parks and orchards on city-owned vacant lots in Milwaukee's north side neighborhoods
Greater Milwaukee Foundation $10,000 To support the Mayor's 2015 Earn & Learn Program to provide summer employment opportunities for up to 3,000 young people
Greater Milwaukee Foundation $40,000 To support the Community Connections Small Grants Program
Guest House $25,000 To support the Guest House capital campaign
Hawaii Arts Alliance $20,000 To help establish the Hawai'i Turnaround Arts program in three elementary schools
Heartland Housing $250,000 To support the Community Connections Small Grants Program
Historic Milwaukee $10,000 To provide capital support, pending committed financing, for the development of the St. Anthony's housing project in Milwaukee
Historic Milwaukee $10,000 To support the 2015 Spaces and Traces and Open Doors programs in ZNI neighborhoods
IMPACT Planning Council $10,000 To support data development and technical assistance services for neighborhood-based nonprofits and other community development organizations in Milwaukee
International Association for Human Values $3,000 To support YES! youth leadership development programs at Journey House during the summer of 2015
International Association for Human Values $75,000 To support YES! programs at Journey House, Milwaukee Public Schools, and other youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee
Journey House $40,000 To serve as fiscal sponsor for the Farm Project, which uses arts and cultural activities to "seed" economic development in Clarke Square; funds will be used to support a part-time project director, complete the stature of Cesar Chavez, and plan and carry out economic development events
Journey House $750,000 To support education, employment, and youth and family programs on Milwaukee's near south side
Journey House $425,000 To serve as the fiscal agent for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative; CSNI is the lead agency and operating partner for the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative in Clarke Square
Make A Wish - Hawaii $10,000 To support Make A Wish - Hawaii in honor of Shane Jackson
Make A Wish - Hawaii $300,000 To match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $300,000 in contributions from first-time donors and increased contributions from existing donors to support the fulfillment of wishes that originate with the Hawaii program
Manatee Community Foundation $25,000 To support Manatee Community Foundation's capital campaign to renovate and expand its offices
Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied in Hope (MICAH) $40,000 To support MICAH's 53206 Holy Ground Youth and Young Adult Organizing Initiative
MKE Plays $300,000 To support MKE Plays with a 2:1 match for public funds for capital expenses to improve three playgrounds in ZNI neighborhoods, and support project management, community planning, and evaluation
Neighborhood Children's Sports League $10,000 To help replace stolen football equipment and a trailer used by children's sports league
Neu-Life Community Development $150,000 To complete Neu-Life's $600,000 capital campaign for facility improvements, including ADA accessible entrances, updated mechanicals, new restroom facilities, and more suitable program space
Neu-Life Community Development $10,000 To support the Neu-Life summer program at Gwen T. Jackson School in Lindsay Heights
PEARLS for Teen Girls $75,000 To provide general operating support for programs for girls and young women in Milwaukee and ZNI neighborhoods
Penfield Children's Center $250,000 To support the Behavior Clinic and provide home-based mental health treatment for low-income children with significant behavior problems
Public Policy Forum $4,500 To support research on trends in public funding and produce Community Development: Recent Trends and Implications, a report of the findings
Radio Milwaukee $10,000 To support the Community Stories program
Running Rebels $200,000 To provide general operating support for programs for high-needs youth and young adults
Safe & Sound $150,000 To implement a public safety and community engagement strategy in the Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods
Schools That Can Milwaukee $10,000 To support the organization's efforts to improve school quality and help close Milwaukee's achievement gap
Select Milwaukee $140,000 To deliver financial counseling, homeownership, and home preservation programs in the Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods
Serenity Inns $5,000 To support Serenity Inns drug and alcohol recovery and transitional living program
Sixteenth Street $100,000 To support Sixteenth Street's efforts to expand community engagement activities and environmental health programs on Milwaukee's south side
Sojourner Family Peace Center $113,000 To provide a 1:1 match to challenge grant from David Uihlein and help complete the Center's $26.5 million capital campaign
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee $10,000 To support a home-visiting program that provides emergency assistance to individuals experiencing extreme hardship
United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) $300,000 To raise funds for and support social service agencies that assist children and families in Milwaukee's low-income neighborhoods
United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) $150,000 To support the Neighborhood News Service, an online source of information about issues of importance to people who live and work in Milwaukee neighborhoods
United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) $48,267 To match employee contributions to support performing arts organizations in Milwaukee
Victory Garden Initiative $6,000 To install 20 raised bed gardens in LBWN and Clarke Square, and provide garden mentors for homeowners learning how to garden
Walnut Way $7,000 To support the Growing Youth Leadership Program, a 20-week employment program that offers urban agriculture education, leadership development, and job training for 8 to 10 teens in Lindsay Heights
Walnut Way $10,000 To support the Lindsay Heights charrette and the development of schematic renderings for the reuse of six commercial sites along North Avenue and Fond du Lac Avenue
Walnut Way $900,000 To serve as the lead agency for the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative in Lindsay Heights, coordinate local efforts to improve community conditions, and develop and pilot new programs
Wild Space Dance Company $4,000 To support outreach to students at El Puente High School and Longfellow Elementary School, conduct field trips to Three Bridges Park, and hold summer sessions in 2015
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) $65,000 To provide outreach and business development services to existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West
Word of Hope Ministries $60,000 To support a full-time clinical substance abuse counselor to conduct AODA counseling sessions and group meetings, and cover a portion of program expenses

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