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. We have two focus areas:

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We believe in a future without childhood cancer

Since 2012, we have been committed to accelerating the search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer while supporting families undergoing treatment and survivors struggling with late effects of treatment.

  • $60M+

    Contributions since program inception in 2012

  • 700K+

    Hours of childhood cancer research funded since inception

We believe in Milwaukee

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

  • 33K+

    Combined volunteer
    hours contributed

  • 2.1K+

    Employees involved in giving
    back to our community

You have questions, we have answers.

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

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation >

Family Resource Guide >

Parent Toolkit >

School Guide >

We are proud to offer two Northwestern Mutual scholarships: one for childhood cancer survivors and one for siblings of those affected by childhood cancer. Learn more >

Need to continue working on an application in progress? You will want to use this link instead of the one shared in your original invite. System portal >