Milwaukee’s Opus Group and Opus Foundation are distributing more than $200,000 in grants among 12 regional nonprofit organizations advancing community development and working to meet the urgent needs of area residents and neighborhoods.
The commercial real estate company is dividing its donations among two funds, the Impact Fund and the Opportunity Fund. While the Impact Fund channels dollars toward investments in human and community development, the Opportunity Fund aims to meet pressing needs in communities where Opus conducts business.
“The Opus organization has always placed a high priority on community stewardship through the Opus Foundation,” said Julie Ledger, vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, L.L.C.’s Milwaukee office. “These organizations have the power to improve the communities in which we live and work, and we are proud to invest in them.”
Organizations benefitting from the Impact fund include Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Atonement Early Childhood Center, Guest House of Milwaukee, Inc., Children’s Outing Association (COA), and Local Initiatives Support Corporation Milwaukee (LISC).
Recipients of the Opportunity Fund include: Girls Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Milwaukee Montessori School, Next Door, Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH), and Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee.
The Opus Foundation centers much of its philanthropic work each year on early childhood education, youth development, workforce and employment training, and community revitalization.