Announcement: Grants to Area Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce that 11 nonprofits in Southeast Wisconsin will be receiving grants totaling $57,500 so far this year!

These grants will go to various LGBT friendly non-profits in Southeast Wisconsin. Grants support HIV care, programming for LGBT youth and older adults, as well as the arts and community events.

“The beautiful thing about the Cream City Foundation is that we are able to bring together nonprofit organizations and donors who have the same goals of improving the lived experiences of LGBT people in Southeast Wisconsin,” said Pete Holbrook, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We’re thrilled to be able to support so many worthy programs through this latest round of grants.”

Grantees this year include:

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

  • A $7,500 Cream City Foundation Challenge Grant for AIDS Walk Wisconsin to raise the bar for participation and fundraising with the Southeast Wisconsin LGBT Employee Resource Group Best Practices.
  • A $3,000 grant from the Cream City Foundation’s Valentine Fund to establish an Art Therapy Program

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

  • A $7,500 grant for the LGBT Older Adult Needs Assessment program

Milwaukee Gay Sports Network

  • A $2,500 grant for the Big GAY 5k run/walk benefitting the Milwaukee Gay Sports Network and the ARCW

Milwaukee Pride, Inc

  • A $5,000 grant for PrideFest

Fair Wisconsin Education Fund

  • A $5,000 grant from the Cream City Foundation’s Birch Lodge Fund
  • A $2,000 Cream City Foundation Operating grant

Diverse and Resilient

  • A $5,000 Cream City Foundation Operating grant

Fair Wisconsin Education Fund & Diverse and Resilient

  • A $5,000 grant for the Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

  • A $500 grant for the Safe Healthy Strong Professional Conference

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

  • A $5,000 grant for the Out and About Series

In 2014, the Foundation granted more than $175,000 to 28 LGBT and allied organizations, providing critical funding for HIV organizations, LGBT community centers and social service organizations, LGBT education, cultural and arts organizations and funded LGBT leadership development programs.

“We’re able to have this kind of impact due to the generosity of our own donors,” said Paul Milakovich, Board Chairman of Cream City Foundation. “As a community foundation, we are truly honored and humbled to not only be able to help so many wonderful organizations, but to be good stewards of our donors’ generosity.”

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