Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. is giving nearly $1 million in grants through its foundation to 22 different Milwaukee nonprofits.
[caption id="attachment_123412" align="alignright" width="300"] Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.[/caption]
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
Harry And Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Inc.
Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Christian Center Inc.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
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.