The Mission of Bader Philanthropies is to help people and honor the legacy of our founders. We strive to accomplish this with grants and program related investments and by convening partners, engaging with community and developing leaders.
The Foundation shares the values of Dignity, Compassion, Humility, Integrity and Service. We strive to practice Cultural Intentionality (please click the underlined words for a PDF), Embedded Philanthropy, Continuous Improvement, and Good Governance.
Bader Philanthropies supports the State of Israel and its right to exist. We oppose hate, racism, antisemitism and discrimination in any form and towards any population.
For more than three decades, Bader Philanthropies continues to practice the intentions of its trailblazing founders, Helen Daniels Bader and Isabel and Alfred Bader. The Foundation is among the first to catalyze growth and development through its physical presence moving from a downtown Milwaukee office space to the Historic Third Ward in the 1990s followed by the decision to move to the Harambee neighborhood in 2018.
The Foundation through its grantmaking supports organizations of all sizes and budgets and at various stages in their transformation who are committed to serving the needs of our communities. The Foundation is equally committed to convening – offering a state-of-the-art facility and environment that brings people from all walks of life to share diverse perspectives on issues of social concern often sparking solutions that lead to meaningful change.