Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Grant strengthens access to services for people with disabilities in Ozaukee County

Contact: Rob Guilbert, VP of Communications and Marketing
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Milwaukee, WI — Individuals with developmental disabilities in Ozaukee County will have better access to resources and support in the community, thanks to a fourth quarter grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

The $20,000 grant to Balance Inc. will help the Saukville-based agency operate a new initiative called the Center for Community Supported Living. It will be both a resource and support center that will help individuals with disabilities and their families create a personal development plan to identify what education, training, housing and other support they need. The center also will include a 2,500 to 3,000-square-foot space for a coffee shop, computer resource center, classrooms and a food pantry.

The grant was a part of a total of $1,084,000 awarded through the Foundation’s fourth quarter competitive grant cycle.

ABOUT THE GREATER MILWAUKEE FOUNDATION

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.