Helen Bader Foundation, Inc.

Primary Contact: 
Daniel J. Bader, Pres.
233 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

The Helen Bader Foundation seeks to support projects and programs focused on helping the well-being of people while promoting successful relationships with families and communities. Currently, the foundation awards grants to organizations that emphasize aid in Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, economic development, early childhood development in Israel, Jewish life and learning, and Sakofa-youth development.



Geographic Focus: 
Geographic Focus Limitations: 

Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Israel

Total Annual Giving: 


Average Grant Range: 

$5,000 to $50,000

Average Number of Requests & Grants Per Year: 

263 grants

Application Procedures: 

Applicants should complete a preliminary application.  This application should address the following areas:  The organization's proposed project or activity, and and explanation of how the project will further the foundation's philosophical beliefs, an explanation of the organization's history and current tax status, an explanation of the organization's past experiences, as well as its ability to handle challenges inherent in these experiences. 

The foundation would also like an explanation as to who is handling the proscribed project, as well as a list of experiences that demonstrate their ability to handle this project.  The foundation will also require an explanation related to how the tentative funds will be invested in the project, etc.

Selected Grants: 

$150,000 to Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan division; $24,000 to Racine Dominican Ministries; $20,000 to Saint Marcus Evangelist Lutheran Church; $3,000 to Word of Hope Ministries, Inc.

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