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Seeking Innovation & Sustainability in Youth-Serving Groups

February 3, 2015 - by Mary Osmundsen, Program Officer, Community Partnerships for Youth The Sustainability & Impact Project (S&I) is a new effort funded by the Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, that aims to help youth-focused nonprofits build their capacity and long-term stability. Our ultimate goal is to give them the tools so they can continue … Continued


Helen Bader Foundation to Move Forward as Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

January 22, 2015 - PRESS RELEASE January 20, 2015: After 24 years and $250 million invested in addressing major social needs throughout Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin, and the world, the Helen Bader Foundation (HBF) is changing its name to Bader Philanthropies, Inc. to reflect additional funding that will allow the organization to continue funding charitable projects in perpetuity. … Continued


$1 Million to Boost Alzheimer’s and Aging Programs Across Wis.

December 18, 2014 - The Helen Bader Foundation (HBF), a leading philanthropic Milwaukee-based foundation and a leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease throughout Wisconsin, recently granted $1,082,214 in funding to various Alzheimer’s and Aging organizations throughout the state. With an emphasis on enhancing the quality of life for older adults in rural communities, the new grants will help … Continued


A $250 Million Commitment to Brighter Futures

November 17, 2014 - $7 Million in New Grants Help HBF Surpass Giving Milestone November 19, 2014: The Helen Bader Foundation (HBF), a leading philanthropic Milwaukee-based foundation, announced today it has surpassed giving of $250 million. The milestone level of giving was achieved after its board of directors awarded more than $7 million in fall grants to various projects … Continued


Free and Fun, World Music Fest Links Milwaukee

September 12, 2014 - by Maria Lopez Vento, VP-Programs and Partnerships Milwaukee is full of diverse communities, and HBF strives to bring these communities together, creating connections within the city and throughout Wisconsin. Through the arts, HBF supports programs that help diverse communities share different cultural experiences in a welcoming and enjoyable way. Such partners as Latino Arts and … Continued


Sharing Beats, Raising Voices

August 7, 2014 - by Mary Osmundsen, Program Officer, Community Partnerships for Youth Hip hop means different things to different people. For the youth at Foundation partner True Skool, Inc., the visual and verbal forms of hip hop are more than an avenue to share rhymes or create artwork…they become a lens for Milwaukee youth to better understand their … Continued


$311,000 in New Grants to Promote Healthy, Engaged Older Wisconsinites

July 8, 2014 - The Helen Bader Foundation (HBF), Wisconsin’s largest private funder of aging-related programs, has announced 14 new grants in support of programs and projects across the state, with an emphasis on enhancing the quality of life for  older adults in rural communities. Totaling $311,900, the new grants will help create, expand, and bolster a variety of … Continued


$407,000 to Keep Milwaukee Youth Inspired, Engaged this Summer

May 9, 2014 - The Helen Bader Foundation has awarded $407,000 in funding in support of 18 community organizations serving low-income youth in Milwaukee. The new youth grants are part of more than $2.5 million allocated by the HBF board in support of various projects in Wisconsin, the U.S., and internationally. Since 1999, HBF has committed more than $14 … Continued


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