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11:47 a.m.: Bader Philanthropies provides $1 million in grants to Milwaukee organizations

Bader Philanthropies, a community-oriented Milwaukee-based nonprofit, has provided $1 million in grants to local organizations supporting residents in need since March 26.

“Those in our community who have been marginalized and are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic are our primary concern with these emergency funds,” said Daniel Bader, president and CEO of Bader Philanthropies.

Impact 2-1-1, an organization which connects residents to food, health, childcare and other resources throughout the city and state, was one of the grant recipients, receiving $100,000 from Bader Philanthropies. Since the pandemic hit Milwaukee, Impact has seen calls double and even triple on some days. John Hyatt, Impact’s president and CEO, said the funds will be used to add three staff members to keep up with demand.

Other organizations that have received grants from Bader Philanthropies include the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, TRUE Skool, Imagine MKE, City On a Hill, Alma Center, Jewish Family Services, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, Inc. and The Gathering of Southeast Wisconsin.

—Talis Shelbourne