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Elizabeth A. Brinn Foundation

Mission focus: Improving lives of disadvantaged kids in the Milwaukee area.

Founded: 1992

Total assets: $7,631,212*

Average annual contributions: $3,957,514.34**

Sunset date: June 30, 2011

Supported institutions include: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee Center for Independence, school scholarships.

Faye McBeath Foundation

Mission focus: Children education, health, health education, civic and government affairs, again and elderly.

Founded: 1964

Total assets: $5,743,175*

Average annual contributions: $1,456,981.67**

Sunset date: Dec. 31, 2014

Supported institutions include: ABLE Inc., Danceworks, Inc., Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Public Library Summer Reading Program Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE).

Fleck Foundation

Mission focus: Educational scholarships for Milwaukee children and transitional living assistance for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Founded: 1992

Total assets: $4,324,673

Average annual contributions: $2,879,590.67**

Sunset date: 2015

Supported institutions include: Bruce Guadalupe School, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, La Causa Charter School, Milwaukee College Prep, Meta House.

Helen Bader Foundation

Mission focus: Alzheimer’s disease, aging, economic development, youth development, education, community programs and initiatives.

Founded: 1991

Total assets: $7,835,413*

Average annual contributions: $11,152,726.67**

Sunset date: 2020 (board of directors discussing possibility of extending foundation beyond 2020)

Supported institutions include: Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, UWM Foundation Inc., House of Peace.

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

Mission focus: General assistance in the relief of poverty, the social welfare of children, care of the aged and the sick, promotion of education and scientific research of religion and other social, benevolent and humanitarian works.

Founded: 1923

Total assets: $13,34,946*

Average annual contributions: $1,228,270.34**

Sunset date: Has not set a sunset date but paused major giving in Dec. 2010 and acceptance of grant applications.

Supported institutions include: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, Campus Kitchens Project, Milwaukee Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Museum, Special Olympics Wisconsin

Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation

Mission focus: Programs and projects that serve low-income and disadvantaged individuals, women, children and the elderly through arts and culture, community and social development, education and health.

Founded: 1986

Total assets: $28,889,937*

Average annual contributions: $4,019,516.54**

Sunset Date: 2026 (25 years after Jane Bradley Pettit’s death)

Supported institutions include: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Badger Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc., Bradley Tech High School, City Year, COA Youth & Family Centers, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Rescue Mission.

*Foundation’s total assets were taken from 2009 IRS 990-PF forms

** Average annual contributions compiled by taking annual contributions from IRS 990-PF forms for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009. Contributions for 2010 for most organizations were not yet available.

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