Kohl's has announced 28 Milwaukee non-profits that will receive a combined $500,000 in grants through the company's new Hometown Giving Program.
The funds will be used to help non-profits with programs regarding poverty, safety and education in Milwaukee County, according to a news release.
Jen Johnson, Kohl's vice president of communications, talks about the importance of the company's local roots. "Kohl's was born and raised in the Milwaukee area, and we have a deep and long-standing commitment to supporting organizations that strengthen our community and make Milwaukee a great place to live and work," Johnson said.
Local non-profits applied online for a grant ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, all adding up to the total of $500,000 in grants offered.
The 2017 Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program recipients are:
- Adult Learning Center
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
- ArtWorks for Milwaukee
- Beyond Vision
- Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.
- City Year Milwaukee
- College Possible Milwaukee
- CORE/El Centro
- Danceworks, Inc.
- Dominican Center
- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
- First Stage
- Friends of Wehr
- Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin
- Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps
- HEAR Wisconsin
- Hmong American Friendship Association
- Hope House of Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
- Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
- Public Allies Milwaukee
- River Revitalization Foundation
- Skylight Music Theatre
- United Community Center
- Urban Ecology Center
- Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center
- Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
- Wisconsin Humane Society