Northwestern Mutual awards $1 million in grants

Money will support 22 nonprofits

Northwestern Mutual headquarters
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. is giving nearly $1 million in grants through its foundation to 22 different Milwaukee nonprofits.

Northwestern Mutual headquarters
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.

The grants will support initiatives in the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods, which are home to around 70,000 people.

“The residents in these three areas are serving as change-makers in their communities by advocating for safer and stronger neighborhoods, an initiative we have supported for many years,” said Eric Christophersen, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “By working together, we can see the positive change in our communities that has a ripple effect on our whole city.”

Here’s a list of the 2016 grant recipients:

  • ACTS Community Development Corp.
  • Artists Working in Education Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • COA Youth & Family Centers
  • Dominican Center for Women
  • Feeding America
  • Harry And Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Inc.
  • Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
  • Journey House
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee Christian Center Inc.
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater
  • Pathfinders
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • The Parenting Network
  • United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee Inc.
  • Community Collaborations (in partnership with Zilber Family Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation)
  • Community Connections Small Grants Program
  • Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Northwestern Mutual representatives wrote in a statement released Thursday the grants were intended to help make neighborhoods safer and healthier with better access to quality education.

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Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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