We make grants and program related investments that Improve the lives of people through strong relationships and collaboration.

Working together for change

When we consider the scope of projects funded by the Helen Bader Foundation takes on – from helping Milwaukee’s children stay safe from after-school violence to helping senior citizens around the world age with grace and dignity – our task can seem a little overwhelming.

Real, lasting change can only happen when people work together, and bringing them together is what the Helen Bader Foundation is all about.

Luckily, we don’t work alone. We work closely with community leaders who have great ideas, along with the drive to make them happen. We talk with other foundations about the challenges they face in their cities and work together to create strategies to overcome them. We work to build a strong network of nonprofit organizations who want to collaborate with one another.

Although grantmaking is our primary tool, we couldn’t do it effectively if we weren’t also focused on gathering ideas and sharing them with our peers, grantees, and partners. Real, lasting change can only happen when people work together, and bringing them together is what the Helen Bader Foundation is all about.