Northwestern Mutual grants $225,000 to area nonprofits

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 17, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual is recognizing local area nonprofits with grants totaling $225,000 through its Days of Sharing program.

Now in its seventh year, the Days of Sharing program provides employees with the opportunity to nominate a nonprofit organization in the Milwaukee area to receive funding from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

More than 700 employees nominated their preferred local nonprofit. The 25 winning grants were chosen at random each day for a week in November and range in size from $1000 to $10,000. Some of the recipients include Hope House, Schools That Can Milwaukee, Vision Forward, and Wauwatosa East Band Boosters.

In addition, Northwestern Mutual provided employees the chance to vote for pre-selected nonprofits to receive grants totaling $125,000. The five chosen include Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Fisher House Wisconsin, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.