Helen Bader Foundation gets $2M grant

Special to The Freeman

June 23, 2014

MILWAUKEE – The Helen Bader Foundation has been awarded $2 million from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, which is based in Minnesota.

The 18-month grant will be used to expand its healthy aging services to older adults in rural Wisconsin, according to a statement. Wisconsin’s older adult population is growing rapidly, and many rural counties are becoming older and poorer, the statement said.

The funding from MACF will enable Milwaukee-based HBF to increase its grant-making capacity and expand its reach across the state to address the rise of older adults.

“We are honored to have been recognized by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation for our work in healthy aging in Wisconsin,” said Daniel Bader, president and chief executive officer of the Helen Bader Foundation. “As the baby boom generation continues to age, it is crucial that our rural communities become more responsive to the needs of older adults. We look forward to continuing to engage new partners across the state to ensure our state is a national leader.”