Opus Foundation to support 14 nonprofits with $200,000 in grants

The Opus Group and the Opus Foundation’s Milwaukee office will distribute more than $200,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations in southeastern Wisconsin, according to an announcement today.

“Community stewardship has been a priority of the Opus organization for more than 60 years,” said Julie Ledger, vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, L.L.C.’s Milwaukee office. “Opus is proud to support our community through these nonprofit organizations.”

The foundation will award the grants in two categories, the Impact Fund and the Opportunity Fund.

The Impact Fund focuses on strategic investments in human and community development. Recipients include the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Habitat for Humanity, Notre Dame Middle School, Schools that Can Milwaukee, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.

The Opportunity Fund, which addresses immediate needs in communities where Opus has managed developments, will benefit COA Youth & Family Centers, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Guest House of Milwaukee, Lake Valley Camp, LISC Milwaukee, Milwaukee Montessori School, Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH), Rebuilding Together and The Lutheran Home.

The Opus Foundation grants about $1 million each year to nonprofit organizations and programming targeting early childhood education, youth development, workforce and employment training and community development.

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