NewsLocal News


Kohl's gives $500,000 to local Milwaukee organizations

It's part of the company's Hometown Giving Program
Kohl's gives $500,000 to local Milwaukee organizations
Posted at 2:54 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 15:54:31-05

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

24-Year-Old Shot And Killed Friday Evening In Menomonee Falls