Foundation Grants

The Milwaukee Public Museum relies on grants from local family foundations to fulfill its mission of inspiring curiosity, stimulating knowledge, and generating the desire to preserve and protect the world’s natural and cultural diversity especially through exhibitions and educational programs.

Contact Roselyn Smolej-Hill, Director of Planned Giving and Fund Development, for questions relating to Foundation Grants – 414-278-6129.

Foundation Grants for Education Programs
Our award winning education programs impact over 140,000 students and children  every year with help from foundations like yours!

Recent grants to support our education programs include:

  • A grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation enabled the Museum to continue and expand accessibility programs.
  • The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation supports the Museum Class Research Project where students design model projects based on Museum exhibits in areas related to art, math, architecture and cultures.
  • The Koeppen-Gerlach Foundation supports MPM's education programs, including Early Learning for young learners ages 3 to 6. This program provides experiential learning to students from low-income families to ensure equal learning of the cognitive, literacy, motor, vocabulary, and other basic skills afforded to higher income families.

Foundation Giving for Special Events
Your foundation can become a part of our special event programming, a great way to increase MPM's exposure to new individuals.