Northwestern Mutual Foundation gives $3.4 million in nonprofit grants

Supports initiatives in Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods

The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons office building in downtown Milwaukee.

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation recently awarded $3.4 million in grants to Milwaukee area nonprofit organizations focused on community outreach and education improvement.

The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons office building in downtown Milwaukee.

The grants will support initiatives in Milwaukee’s Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods, which the foundation has been investing in since 2013.

“For our city to thrive, it’s so vital to provide the opportunities for our children and youth to be successful,” said Eric Christophersen, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “It’s essential that we help support our communities with the means to achieve their dreams, and it starts with access to valuable community resources and foundational education.”

2018 Education Grant Recipients include:

  • Alverno College
  • Arts @ Large
  • Auer Avenue Community School (United Way)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • Carmen High School of Science & Technology
  • Center for Urban Teaching
  • City Year Milwaukee
  • COA Youth & Family Centers
  • College Possible
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit School
  • First Stage
  • Golda Meir High School
  • Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
  • Messmer High School
  • Milwaukee Academy of Science
  • Milwaukee College Prep
  • Milwaukee Excellence
  • Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Milwaukee Succeeds
  • Next Door Foundation
  • Notre Dame Primary School
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • Pathways High
  • PAVE (Partners Advancing Values in Education)
  • Rocketship Education Wisconsin
  • Ronald Reagan High School
  • Schools That Can Milwaukee
  • SHARP Literacy
  • St. Joan Antida High School
  • Teach for America
  • Unity in Motion
  • YMCA of Metro Milwaukee

2018 Neighborhood Grant Recipients:

  • ACTS Community Development Corporation
  • Artists Working in Education
  • COA Youth & Family Centers
  • Data You Can Use
  • Dominican Center for Women
  • Feeding America
  • Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
  • Institute for Community Peace
  • Journey House
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
  • Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater
  • Operation DREAM
  • Pathfinders
  • Pearls for Teen Girls
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
  • The Parenting Network
  • Urban Economic Development Association of Milwaukee
  • We Grow Greens
  • Wisconsin Black Historical Society
  • Wisconsin Voices

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