We believe in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin
Now, more than ever, we believe it’s a great time to live and work here. That’s why we’re committed to improving education, revitalizing our neighborhoods and supporting prominent local destinations. Some of the ways we are making a difference:
Northwestern Mutual Youth Voice Project offers a mentorship to help local students excel.
Supporting collaborative partnerships in our community at the MANDI
Access to a quality education lays the groundwork for a strong community, which is why supporting education for Milwaukee’s youth is one of our top priorities. We focus on three key areas to help bridge a child’s educational success:
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION
Our education efforts have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to the following programs:
"Reading Foundations" provides evidence-based teacher coaching and tutoring for K4 through 2nd grade students.
“Ready to Read” provides intensive literacy outreach to childcare centers as well as free family programming.
Support of eight-week “Literacy Plus” residencies which explore elements of theme and story sequencing.
Providing early career teachers at Forest Home Avenue school with arts integrated tools that promote literacy.
Proud to support their best-in-class mentor programming whether community-based, school-based or via Mentor 2.0.
Scholar management program provides holistic support to students from as early as third grade through college completion.
Supporting high school juniors in Milwaukee through programming that is increasing ACT scores by 17%
We are committed to helping our city flourish and make it a great destination to live. We support nine nonprofit organizations that provide cultural opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area. Several of our grant recipients include:
Northwestern Mutual Neighborhood Nights provides free access to the museum on the third Thursday of each month.
MAM After Dark opens the museum doors after hours to young professionals as well as the young at heart.
Providing additional STEM programming and access to students from the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods.
The "Opening Our Doors" sponsorship includes family nights geared towards residents of Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way.
Grants at this time are limited to programs and projects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and are limited to two areas of focus: Third-Grade Reading and projects serving Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods.Meet this criteria? Let’s connect.
National funding is limited to programs and projects aligned with our Childhood Cancer Program.