• Our Purpose

    Working toward a better quality of life for all

    We make grants, convene partners and share emerging knowledge that positively affects our key program areas: Alzheimer’s and Aging, Workforce Development, and Community Partnerships for Youth.

  • A New View of Aging

    From Wisconsin,
    a national care model
    for Alzheimer’s disease.

    With help from our partners across the state and around the world, we have changed the way we think about growing older and improved our approach to age-related conditions.

  • Funding Our Future

    Kids need safe places
    to learn and grow.

    The Helen Bader Foundation helps create healthy environments for youth by connecting them to safe harbors in their neighborhoods, and working to put enriching, engaging opportunities within reach of local families.

  • Empowering Employees

    In tough economic
    times, we’re helping
    people get a foothold.

    The Foundation engages with local businesses, nonprofits, and civic partners to find collaborative solutions for connecting people with available jobs.

  • Our Newest Grants

    More than $200 million
    in grants in 20 years.

    Since we first started giving grants in 1992, we have awarded an impressive group of worthwhile organizations the funds needed to promote lasting improvements in diverse communities.

  • You Can Help

    You don’t need a lot
    to give a lot.

    Get connected to organizations in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin who could use your help – whether you’re able to give a financial gift or just a few hours of your time.

Get Connected

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Awarding grants to organizations dedicated to social good is at the heart of  the Helen Bader Foundation’s mission.

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Program Related Investments

Our PRIs bolster for-profit enterprises and nonprofit organizations through critical funding that helps people in our society thrive.