Here are some of our favorite charities located in Milwaukee, WI. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Diverse music for a diverse city.
Radio Milwaukee celebrates Milwaukee --- its people and music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and organizations. Radio Milwaukee provides public media services to the greater Milwaukee area and around the world via the Internet. Our mission is to make a positive difference in our community by providing a unique and adventurous blend of music and compelling, engaging content highlighting the good work going on in our city. Our goal is to captivate, entertain, educate and inspire.
Winning Justice for Working Women
9to5 National Association of Working Women works to build a movement for economic justice, by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions. Founded in 1973, 9to5 is now one of the largest national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women's issues on the public agenda. Over the years, 9to5 has helped raise the expectations of low-wage women, who thought that change was out of their reach. Winning justice for working women, 9to5 fights for paid sick days, equal pay, family-supporting jobs with decent wages, and a strong safety net. We lift up the voices of women in low-wage jobs, build their leadership and empower them to bring about real change.
70 years of strengthening families and building community
Founded in 1945 as a safe and nurturing place for urban youth, families and seniors, Neighborhood House has grown into a modern, 60,000 square-foot facility that has served more than a third million children and adults. Today NH serves over 4,000 people annually and provides accredited child care, pre-school, programs for kids, teens, families, refugees, and elders. Neighborhood House empowers children, families and individuals to move beyond the barriers of poverty, gain self-sufficiency and realize their full potential. Neighborhood House goals align with major community initiatives aimed at helping people of all ages combat the devastating effects of poverty, including: 1.) Educational preparedness; 2) Academic engagement and achievement; 3) Access to post-secondary opportunities; and 4.) Family engagement in the educational process.
Caring for the community
The mission of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people, to enhance the quality of Jewish life and to build a strong unified Jewish community in Milwaukee, in Israel and throughout the world. In fulfilling its mission, the Federation is committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and tikkun olam (improving the society in which we live). Caring for the most vulnerable is at the heart of our mission. To that end, we support vital programs and services provided by our constituent agencies to ensure that needs are met: reaching out to the elderly, to children and adults with special needs, and to those facing poverty and hunger.
Art lives here
The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. Central to the Museum's mission is its role as a premier educational resource, with educational programs that are among the largest in the nation, involving classes, tours, and a full calendar of events for all ages. From its roots in Milwaukee's first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state. Four floors of over forty galleries of art are rotated regularly with works from antiquity to the present in the Museum's far-reaching collection. Included in the Collection are 15th- to 20th-century European and 17th- to 20th-century American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photographs, and folk and self-taught art.
Since its inception in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has become one of the most established and well-recognized non-profit organizations in the community. WHS' mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 130 years, WHS has been providing quality, cost effective services for homeless animals. It is the largest humane society in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the United States. Among the many programs and services WHS provides to the community are a comprehensive adoption program, lifesaving medical care for nearly 20,000 animals annually, a spay/neuter clinic, educational programs for children and adults, and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. WHS has two locations: a Milwaukee shelter at 45th & Wisconsin, and our new Ozaukee Campus in Saukville.
Providing reproductive health care, birth control, education, and advocacy
From its genesis in 1935, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) has been a leader in providing reproductive health care, birth control, education, and the advocacy to help make all of this possible. While PPWI has delivered these services under different names and at various locations, our mission has remained essentially consistent. In fact, we have recommitted to reestablishing our important connections with our original supports, including religious communities and other private and government health care providers, as well as revitalizing our educational outreach programs statewide. Today's Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is physically present in 28 health centers across Wisconsin.
Providing world-class theater experiences to Milwaukee and Wisconsin
Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity.Milwaukee Repertory Theater is the largest non-profit theater in Wisconsin and one of the leading regional theaters in the nation. Led by Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, The Rep produces an 11-play season that spans three performance venues and A Christmas Carol, a beloved holiday tradition for four decades, in the adjacent Pabst Theater. The Rep engages nearly 200,000 patrons annually through 600 performances. Productions include world premiere plays, contemporary works, classics, and musical theater pieces, plus a short play festival showcasing our Emerging Professional Resident Program, one of the oldest professional training programs in regional theater.
Bringing the full spectrum of music theatre works to a wide and diverse audience
Since its founding in 1959, Skylight Opera Theatre has established a reputation for broad and adventuresome repertoire, encompassing baroque opera, European operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, Broadway musicals, contemporary chamber operas and original musical revues. This tantalizing mix of repertoire fulfills the mission of the Skylight which is to bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. The Skylight gives over 90 performances each season, winning national praise for its artistic excellence, versatility, and virtuoso ensemble productions.
Inspiring audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet
Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of educational opportunities. Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School are recognized among the top companies in the nation. Milwaukee Ballet presents more than 40 performances to more than 50,000 people each year. Its resident company includes 25 professional dancers along with 18 trainees in its Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II program and is one of the few dance companies in the country to maintain its own symphony orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School, the official school of the Ballet, is a nationally accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance with an enrollment of nearly 900 students at three locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Together we can solve hunger.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest, private, nonprofit hunger relief organization in the state with locations in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 570 partner hunger relief organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide 20 million meals annually to 377,000 people across 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.
Making excellent educational opportunities possible for Milwaukee families
Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making excellent educational opportunities possible for the children in Milwaukee. PAVE works with school boards and CEOs to achieve their vision for excellence by promoting the value of good governance and other core values of highly successful schools. In addition, PAVE has invested more than $27 million in scholarships to over 17,000 families since 1992. PAVE has invested over $16 million in school expansion projects since 2001, leveraging over $60 million in total private investment on the development of high-performing urban schools.
Milwaukee's premier nonprofit science and technology center for kids.
Discovery World provides fun and educational experiences through interactive exhibits and educational programs for families and students in Milwaukee, the region, and the state of Wisconsin. We generate excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and careers in the minds of children, even before they head to high school and beyond.
Presenting performances that further cultivate an appreciation for the art of music.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra mission is a guiding set of principles, which state that the orchestra exists for three purposes: To comfort, educate, entertain and exhilarate the human soul through events of cultural significance, relevance and artistic challenge; to embrace, preserve and foster our musical heritage; and to enhance the vibrancy of our community.
Be a vital part of the performance
Founded in 1967, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is essential to sustaining a thriving and vibrant performing arts scene in Southeastern Wisconsin. The mission of UPAF is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset, and improve the quality of life in our community through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. UPAF raises funds to provide financial support for diverse, world-class performing arts. Each year more than 21,000 individuals, corporations and foundations in Southeastern Wisconsin support the UPAF Annual Campaign, making it one of the nation's largest united arts funds. In addition to raising and allocating operating funds, UPAF serves as a community-wide resource by promoting the excellence, reputation and impact of our performing arts.
Public Allies, founded in 1992, links diverse young Americans who want to make a difference with nonprofit organizations in their communities who need them. In the process, we show young leaders how to turn their passion for making a difference into a viable career path. Public Allies is the leadership and human capital solution our diverse communities need. Our mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Since 1992, Public Allies has grown to 21 communities and graduated more than 4,000 diverse Allies committed to a lifetime of nonprofit and community service.