Helen Bader Foundation Awards $7 Million in Fourth-Quarter Grants

The Milwaukee-based has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling more than $7 million in support of nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin, the United States, and internationally.

The grants include $65,000 to . in support of the organization's efforts to expand its urban-arts-based community engagement model for Milwaukee youth and young adults; $100,000 to in Milwaukee in support of its curriculum and an innovative corporate work-study experience; and $100,000 to San Francisco-based to launch Kiva Zip Milwaukee, an initiative to crowdfund underserved city entrepreneurs who have difficulty overcoming barriers to traditional financial support.

With the latest round of grants, the foundation has surpassed $250 million in total giving since its inception in 1992. "Looking back over the past two decades, I am simply amazed to see the accumulated impact the foundation has made for people," said HBF president and CEO Daniel J. Bader. "Over the years, we have learned that you only see results in people when you invest in people, and the only way to make progress on challenging social issues is to build strength through a diversity of tools and partners. My mom's spirit is forever felt in the programs and research that help individuals reach their fullest potential."

"." Helen Bader Foundation Press Release 11/18/2014.