Northwestern Mutual awards $1.4M in grants

Freeman Staff

June 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE — The Northwestern Mutual announced that through its foundation it has provided more than $1.4 million in grants to benefit its headquarters in the city of Milwaukee.

“Milwaukee’s attractions provide impactful opportunities to see the world from a different perspective,” said Eric Christophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Through our investment, we’re playing an active role in ensuring the community can continue experiencing the thriving cultural environment our city has to offer.”

The grants will support eight nonprofits that provide cultural opportunities to residents and visitors in the greater Milwaukee area.

In 2018, the company announced its four-year commitment to the Milwaukee County Zoo and Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s $25 million capital campaign for Adventure Africa, a year-round, multi-species exhibit. A portion of the donation, which will total $1 million, funded the creation of the Northwestern Mutual Learning Loft within the exhibit. Adventure Africa opened in early May with nearly 18,000 guests during the first weekend, kicking off classes in the Learning Loft and marking the first time elephants were seen by guests since October 2018.