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Gonzales to Lead Bader Philanthropies Communications Program

October 21, 2015 - Merilou Gonzales joins the staff of Bader Philanthropies as Communications Coordinator, where she is responsible for sharing the Foundation’s work with stakeholders, funding partners, and communities across the U.S and globally. In her role, Gonzales manages the Foundation’s public relations and social media efforts, as well as its convening events and online presence. Gonzales brings … Continued


$4.6M in New Grants; Milwaukee Arts Funding Doubles

May 26, 2015 - Bader Philanthropies, Inc. announced today that its board of directors has approved May grant list to support 67 projects in Wisconsin, as well as across the U.S. and Canada. The new grants include an expanded Milwaukee Arts grant program that represents a doubled commitment to funding for programs in Milwaukee, now totaling $1 million annually. Known … Continued


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


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