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Making a difference

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation mission is to improve the lives of children and families in need through financial support, volunteerism and collaboration with community partners to build stronger communities. Here’s how we are making a difference:

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NATIONAL CHILDHOOD
CANCER PROGRAM

Nationally, our efforts are focused on childhood cancer.

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NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Childhood cancer takes many things away from children. A chance to go to college should not be one of them.

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WE BELIEVE IN
MILWAUKEE

Locally, we’re committed to improving education, revitalizing our neighborhoods and spotlighting premier local destinations.

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DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE AFFECTED BY CHILDHOOD CANCER?

We want to help.

We understand “your child has cancer” are words no parent wants to hear; we’ve gathered some helpful resources to assist you.

ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
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PARENT TOOLKIT
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SCHOOL GUIDE
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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WE SEE A FUTURE WITHOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER

Since 2012, our employees and financial professionals are committed to accelerating the search for a cure for childhood cancer while providing support to families facing the disease and survivors struggling with treatment late effects.

  • 240K+

    HOURS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH FUNDED since inception

  • $25M+

    contributions since program inception IN 20124


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WE BELIEVE IN MILWAUKEE

We are focused on Improving the quality of life for Milwaukee residents of all ages creates a positive and lasting impact on our city. We are proud to call Milwaukee home and are committed to advancing education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination.

  • 2.1K+

    Employees involved in giving back to OUR community, 2018

  • 33K+

    Combined volunteer hours Contributed, 20184

Aaron Miller: Horizons for Homeless Children in Massachusetts

Aaron Miller: Horizons for Homeless Children in Massachusetts

Laurie Bitter: Ecker Center for Behavorial Health in Illinois

Laurie Bitter: Ecker Center for Behavorial Health in Illinois

Scott Cohen: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in California

Scott Cohen: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in California

THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FOUNDATION IS 25 YEARS OLD.

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