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2017 Member Organizations

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee is comprised of 31 member organizations under its federation umbrella. We combine the power of these great non-profits – representing social justice, environmental issues, animal welfare and unmet human needs – in public and private workplace giving campaigns to increase the impact on quality of life in Milwaukee.

Take a look at our members, then hop on over to our Donate page to support their terrific outreach year round.

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee 2017 – 2018 Member Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin FederationProtects civil liberties and civil rights through advocacy, litigation and referrals for legal services. Focuses on free speech, religious liberty, privacy, due process and equality.

Benedict CenterWorking with victims, offenders and the community to achieve a criminal justice system that is fair and treats everyone with dignity and respect.

Wisconsin Bike FedContributions help us to promote bicycling, to educate adults and children, provide for safe bicycling, to pass legislation and improve the state’s bicycling infrastructure. 

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund – A statewide organization headquartered in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, dedicated to expanding economic opportunity, guaranteeing affordable health care, and protecting the right to vote. 

Common Ground – A group of nonpartisan, proactive everyday citizens in Southeastern Wisconsin dedicated to identifying pressing social problems facing our community and bringing about creative solutions. 

Cream City Foundation – Mobilizes philanthropic resources to advance the human rights and responds to the human needs of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Disability Rights of Wisconsin – As Wisconsin’s Protection & Adocacy system, we work to ensure that all people with disabilities are free from abuse, can exercise the full extent of their rights, and enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

End Domestic Abuse WI – As the leading voice for victims of domestic abuse in Wisconsin, we raise awareness and provide safety and support to prevent and end domestic abuse. 

Fair Wisconsin Education Fund – The statewide grassroots civic engagement organization that educates about eh harms of anti-LGBT discrimination and builds more inclusive communities and workplaces.

Friends of MADACC – Dedicated to improving the lives of Milwaukee’s homeless animals through adoption programs, medical care, shelter enhancements, community outreach, and spay/neuter programs.

Friends of Wisconsin State Parks – Preserving, protecting and enhancing Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas for future generations. 

Growing Power – National nonprofit and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds by helping provide equal access to healthy, high quality, safe and affordable food. 

Habitat for Humanity of WisconsinA statewide organization providing technical assistance, fund development, advocacy and other services, supporting nearly 40 local Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity affiliates. 

Hope House of Milwaukee – A community agency serving families and individuals; provides homeless and lower-income residents with shelter and supportive services in order to promote independence. 

Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County – Strengthening the community through humane education; sharing the values of compassion and kindness; providing shelter, rescue, adoption and spay/neuter services for animals in need.

Journey House – Community-based resources that increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families and revitalize neighborhoods. 

Kids Matter – Helping abused and neglected children heal and thrive through youth/community partnerships, community problem-solving, family support and advocacy. A strong voice for children. 

Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth – Advocacy, case management, restorative justice practices, trauma resolution and youth leadership development for children and youth of all ages who have suffered abuse or neglect. 

Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative – Helps homeless and at-risk veterans obtain benefits, health care, food, clothing, transportation, toiletries, furniture – necessities to begin new live. We don’t leave our wounded behind. 

Milwaukee Riverkeeper – Advocates for water quality and wildlife habitat protection and improvements in the Milwaukee River Basin, and promises stewardship through recreational and educational activities. 

Park People of Milwaukee County – Encouraging citizen stewardship of Milwaukee County Parks by providing a forum for community involvement and input to preserve and manage our park system. 

Project RETURN – Strives to help men and women who are ex-offenders receive job assistance, and provides group assistance, education needs, community service opportunities and housing. 

88nine Radio Milwaukee – Through a unique, adventures music format and community stories, we promote community engagement, presenting Milwaukee’s diverse music, arts, culture, neighborhoods and community organizations. 

Repairers of the BreachSponsors Greater Milwaukee’s only daytime homeless refuge and resource center. Offers both life-saving and mainstreaming programs and services to homeless adults. 

Rethinking Schools – Advocates for quality education for all children. Publishes books and award-winning magazine. Provides a grassroots network and voice for parents, teachers, students and community. 

Sierra Club Foundation – Wisconsin’s voice for the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization working together to explore, enjoy and protect air, water and wild places. 

Urban Ecology Center – A community center that provides outdoor science programs for urban youth, protects and enhances public natural areas and promotes community through learning, recreation and stewardship. 

Victory Garden Initiative – Empowers communities to grow their own food, creating a secure, sovereign, socially just and sustainable food system. 

Voces de la Frontera – Organizes for low-income worker, immigrant and student rights. Empowers multi-generational membership to use their collective voice and take action to create transformative change. 

Wisconsin Humane Society – An animal welfare organization that provides an animal adoption program, humane education and advocacy, veterinary services for animals from low-income households, and wildlife rehabilitation. 

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