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Our
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REACH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since our inception in 1998, the financial contributions from the REACH Charitable Funds have been directed to various Milwaukee organizations that focus on making our community a healthier, more vital place to live. 

2023 Recipients Announced!

REACH's Charitable Giving Program provides $15,000 annually for three years to three local non-profit organizations. An organization is traditionally selected in October of the current year, and begins receiving funds in January of the following year.  The application window for the program is typically open from mid-June to mid-August.

 

Each year REACH contributes over $60,000 to local charities that are working to enhance the lives of children.  It is strongly encouraged that commercial real estate professionals nominate local charities that would benefit from our partnership and investment. Charities are also welcome to apply on their own behalf. 

To nominate a charity, please review the program's criteria and submit an application, when available,  with the corresponding materials to REACH.  To date, REACH has donated over three-quarters of a million dollars to local charities and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.  Members of the commercial real estate industry care passionately about contributing to the health and well-being of our community through the support of local organizations, predominately those focused on families, women, and/or youth. 

Current 2023 Charitable Partners

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Walker's Point
Youth and Family Center

Since 1976, we have been a safe place for young people and their families to resolve conflicts and overcome challenges by providing free and confidential counseling, emergency shelter, and housing. Experts estimate that 1 in 30 children and 1 in 10 young adults experience homelessness over the course of a year. Each young person comes to us for unique reasons. We work with them to identify and resolve problems, decide on safe next steps, and ensure housing stability.

Blessings In A Backpack Waukesha
Blessings In A Backpack Waukesha

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Blessings In A Backpack Waukesha
Blessings In A Backpack Waukesha

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Blessings In A Backpack Waukesha
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Blessings In a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack strives to ensure children do not go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action.

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SecureFutures

SecureFutures, founded in 2006, equips teens with money management skills, tools, and mentoring so they can achieve financial capability, reach their goals, and strengthen their communities. Now in its 15th year, SecureFutures is a leader in teen financial literacy with programs that have impacted close to 90,000 teens. Their mission is to Provide financial literacy programs and resources that empower students to make sound financial decisions.

Giving Philosophy

REACH supports organizations that are creative in their ways to provide services and places to allow children and families to feel safe, grow educationally and get the support needed to succeed in life in southeast Wisconsin.

 

Our intent is to have a significant impact on smaller organizations that may sometimes be overlooked by larger foundations and programs.

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Charitable Giving Program

REACH's Charitable Giving Program provides $15,000 annually for three years to three local non-profit organizations. An organization is traditionally selected in October of the current year, and begins receiving funds in January of the following year.  The application window for the program is typically open from mid-June to mid-August.

 

Each year REACH contributes over $60,000 to local charities that are working to enhance the lives of children.  It is strongly encouraged that commercial real estate professionals nominate local charities that would benefit from our partnership and investment. Charities are also welcome to apply on their own behalf. 

To nominate a charity, please review the program's criteria and submit an application, when available,  with the corresponding materials to REACH.  To date, REACH has donated over three-quarters of a million dollars to local charities and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.  Members of the commercial real estate industry care passionately about contributing to the health and well-being of our community through the support of local organizations, predominately those focused on families, women, and/or youth.  

Current recipients of the Charitable Giving Program include All-In-Milwaukee, Blessings in a Backpack - Waukesha Chapter, and Pathfinders Milwaukee.

 High IMPACT Grant

The REACH High Impact Grant is a small grant program of the Real Estate Alliance for Charity. It is designed for quick response to one-time needs and opportunities in our community. Grants of up to $5,000 may be made for eligible projects and activities.  Applications are reviewed by the board on an as-required basis.

As part of its annual Charitable Giving Program, REACH supports three charities per year -- all of whom are guaranteed a three-year commitment, for a total donation of $45,000 each. 
 
In addition, REACH provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to additional charities to help fund immediate campaigns and projects outside of standard operational costs.
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