Cream City Foundation

Cream City Foundation Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ people in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources by harnessing the pride, passion, and commitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin.
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Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources to: raise money from individuals, corporations, and organizations who provide the Foundation with a diverse investment portfolio of general funds, donor and corporate advised funds, and the building blocks of an endowment; fund direct service and advocacy organizations to ensure meaningful change for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as encouraging vibrant arts, culture and athletic programs, and convene strategic collaborations and partnerships to identify effective solutions for the LGBTQ+ community.

Mission: Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources by harnessing the pride, passion, and commitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin. To achieve our mission, the Cream City Foundation: • Mobilizes philanthropic resources • Funds initiatives that target system-level change, taking into account race, class, gender and age

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02/04/2020

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Great work today at the Healthy Families | Healthy Communities Conference! A fantastic day of networking and resource-ga...
01/31/2020

Great work today at the Healthy Families | Healthy Communities Conference! A fantastic day of networking and resource-gathering for healthcare professionals and community members alike!

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01/06/2020

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Just in time for the Holidays! Thank you Beard MKE for your gracious donation!
12/27/2019

Just in time for the Holidays! Thank you Beard MKE for your gracious donation!

Tis the season for giving back! We stopped by the Cream City Foundation yesterday to present them with a check for all of our MKE Homo tees we’ve sold this past year! Thank you to each and every person who took part in this campaign or purchased a tee- another huge thank you to our pals at Milwaukeehome for allowing this collaboration to take place! This is a perfect example of how we can all work together to create a positive change in our world- now lets take that energy with us into 2020 & beyond! Happy holidays MKE- we love you! #beardmke #beard #milwaukee #milwaukeehome #holiday #gift #giveback #shop #shopping #shoplocal #smallbusiness #strongertogether #instagood

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12/04/2019

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Support Cream City Foundation this #GivingTuesday! Through scholarship, grantmaking, and convening, CCF is on the forefr...
12/03/2019

Support Cream City Foundation this #GivingTuesday! Through scholarship, grantmaking, and convening, CCF is on the forefront of providing programs and support to our LGBTQ+ communities. Your generosity fuels these core programs, and each $ donated today will be doubled--up to $6,000!

Join CCF & FORGE Forward Wisconsin as we honor, remember, connect, and heal on this Transgender Day of Remembrance.
11/20/2019

Join CCF & FORGE Forward Wisconsin as we honor, remember, connect, and heal on this Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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11/19/2019

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Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/16/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Amy Stuhlmacher is a graduate Family Nurse Practitioner student at Alverno’s College of Nursing. As a pediatric RN at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for the past 22 years, Amy recognizes the immense need for change in healthcare and legislation for the LGBTQ+ community and is committed to work with at-risk, underserved, and LGBTQ+ youth through integrity, purpose, and values.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/15/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Adriana Rodriguez is a student of the Urban Education Doctoral Program at UW-Milwaukee, specializing in Social Foundations of Education. She facilitates sociopolitical programming and leadership development workshops on campus while serving on the Equity & Justice Priority Group. She is a social justice educator, focused on building learning spaces that reduce oppression and harm, and hopes to expand work to include best practices for Diversity & Inclusion work in Higher Education.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/14/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Justin Roby is pursuing a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia-Wisconsin after serving the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in various roles over the past 11 years. With a background as an educator and experience with at-risk populations, Justin intends to be a leader within the organization and a change agent for his community—specifically for disenfranchised youth.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/11/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Kim Otzelberger is studying Media Design with a focus on Film at Alverno College. She acts as Co-President of the college’s Gay-Straight Alliance and Alverno’s Film Club President while fulfilling roles as orientation leader, peer leader, and junior counselor on top of a full credit load. Kim remains a steadfast advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights—not only at Alverno, but also in her work with film.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/10/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Ash O’Higgins-Lowrey is a MIAD student, aspiring to be an independent artist who continues to use their skills to heighten the community. In their hometown of DeKalb, Ill., Ash aided in numerous community events through photography, social media influence, and peaceful artistic demonstration and has been awarded for those efforts from regional and national sources. Through their work, they hope inform, connect, and rise with the communities around them.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/09/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Dawn Matlak is working toward an Associates in Accounting from MATC after several years serving professional roles as a cooperative business developer, financial coach for housing-insecure mothers, “Redistribution of Wealth” workshop facilitator, and finance manager for two non-profit funds. Currently, they are focused on assisting young adults with navigating economic systems and building financial literacy and creating affordable housing for Milwaukee’s LGBTQ+ communities.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/08/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Victor Magana is a med student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, having graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He’s currently serving as Co-President of two student organizations, both of which aim to provide opportunities and outreach for Underrepresented in Medicine minority populations to create a healthier and thriving community. As a future physician, he hopes to work and give back to the underrepresented communities, especially the LGBTQ+ community.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/07/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Hugo Ljungbäck is a queer video artist, film curator, and media scholar attending UW-Milwaukee. He is an Undergraduate Research Fellow, focused on the intersection of video art, surveillance, labor, and queer cinema, and his videos and writings have appeared on screens and publications across national and international galleries. He is also Chair of the UWM Moving Image Society, and programmer for the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/04/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Mallory Krumrei is pursuing a Masters degree from the UWM Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. As a fierce advocate for the “Health in All Policies” approach, they study how various sociopolitical processes perpetuate LGBTQ+ health disparities. Specifically, Mallory’s previous work has explored the disproportionate prevalence of tobacco use, survival sex, and mental illness among LGBTQ+ and minority communities.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/03/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Kimberly Hernandez is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Sociology & Psychology at Carthage College. As an undergraduate researcher, she is studying human reflection and the discrimination and policing of black communities in Milwaukee. She ultimately hopes to inspire social change through research specifically targeting LGBTQ+ women of color and intersectionality.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/02/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Christopher Durian is enrolled at Concordia-Wisconsin where he is pursuing an undergraduate and Master’s accelerated dual-degree in Social Work. Also a retired ballroom dance professional, he is a strong promoter for all generations to live a happy and healthy life and is driven to find a way to incorporate dancing to connect LGBTQ+ communities.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October,...
10/01/2019

Twelve Milwaukee-area students were named recipients of the 2019 Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship. This October, we will be showcasing this talented and driven cohort of future LGBTQ+ leaders.

Tavyonia Davis is a junior at UW-Parkside, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology & Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies and certificates in Child & Family Advocacy, Diversity & Inclusion, and Mental Health Skills. She serves as an advocate for both the LGBTQ and Multicultural Student Affairs offices at UW-P, and hopes to open her own clinical practice for LGBTQ+ youth.

Want to help sponsor our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program? Please consider attending our annual Business Equality Luncheon on Friday, October 18, at the Pfister Hotel. Full details of the event can be found here: https://creamcityfoundation.org/events/business-equality-luncheon/

Thank you, Tanya Atkinson and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin!  We are so honored to be given this important award.  See...
08/08/2019
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Thank you, Tanya Atkinson and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin! We are so honored to be given this important award. See you all tonight!

We are HONORED to be sponsoring the LGBTQ Progress in Philanthropy Award at Shepherd Express' 2019 LGBTQ Progress Awards. This year's award winner is the Cream City Foundation. The Foundation’s work addresses the economic, health, safety and equity needs that prevent our LGBTQ+ communities from achieving full inclusion and acceptance.

Learn more about this INCREDIBLE organization and all the award winners below.

Congratulations to former Cream City Foundation Board Member, Griselda Aldrete on your confirmation to be Milwaukee's ne...
08/01/2019
City Hall: Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission

Congratulations to former Cream City Foundation Board Member, Griselda Aldrete on your confirmation to be Milwaukee's next Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission. Gris brings a passion for inclusivity and making our community stronger. We are with you!

https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2019/07/30/city-hall-aldrete-will-lead-police-fire-commission/

Attorney, third FPC leader in three years, brings diverse background to challenging job.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Summer Social!
07/25/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to Summer Social!

The Summer Social is ready!
07/23/2019

The Summer Social is ready!

Cream City Foundation's Summer Social is only a week away! Cool off from the heatwave with refreshing drinks, food, and ...
07/16/2019
Summer Social — Cream City Foundation

Cream City Foundation's Summer Social is only a week away!

Cool off from the heatwave with refreshing drinks, food, and the best silent auction of the summer.

You can still RSVP our website. We can’t wait to see you on July 23rd!

Grant Making, Scholarships & Convening

Cream City Foundation President & CEO Brett Blomme was recently featured on United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha...
06/21/2019
Podcast: Fatherhood

Cream City Foundation President & CEO Brett Blomme was recently featured on United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County's podcast on Fatherhood. He talked about his experience as a father and talked about the great work of the Miltown LGBT Families! Check it out!

https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Voices-United/Podcast-Fatherhood?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alldonornewsletter&utm_content=june

Celebrating dads and all the love, guidance, and support they provide.

A great initiative for the community!
06/14/2019

A great initiative for the community!

Here are D&R prevention staff Stacy, Jamal and Kofi at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin - ARCW "Stay PrEP'd Up" event last night at The Vibe. ARCW is at D&R every Wednesday afternoon offering a PrEP clinic. Doing important work with our community partners to keep everyone safe!

Brett Blomme, President and CEO of Cream City Foundation issued this statement in response to ​recent remarks made by a ...
06/14/2019

Brett Blomme, President and CEO of Cream City Foundation issued this statement in response to ​recent remarks made by a Wisconsin State Representative regarding the raising of the Pride flag over the Wisconsin State Capitol

To follow our efforts please visit our website: https://creamcityfoundation.org

Our LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program will be accepting applications through Friday, June 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Make sure to a...
06/13/2019
Scholarships — Cream City Foundation

Our LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program will be accepting applications through Friday, June 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM.

Make sure to apply!

Grant Making, Scholarships & Convening

Cream City Foundation has been named the 2019 honoree in LGBTQ Progress in Philanthropy! Each year, the Shepherd Express...
06/12/2019
Here Are the Winners of the 2019 LGBTQ Progress Awards

Cream City Foundation has been named the 2019 honoree in LGBTQ Progress in Philanthropy! Each year, the Shepherd Express LGBTQ Progress Awards honors people and organizations that have championed to improve conditions for LGBTQ people in Wisconsin.

We are grateful for this award and understand our work is not done. We have a long way to go and are excited to do this incredible work alongside YOU. Thank you for this great honor!

For the fifth year, the Shepherd Express LGBTQ Progress Awards honors people and organizations that have worked and taken risks to improve conditions for LGBTQ people in Wisconsin.

Thank you Beard MKE!  $1 of every item sold at Pridefest Milwaukee will be donated back to Cream City Foundation!  Check...
06/08/2019

Thank you Beard MKE! $1 of every item sold at Pridefest Milwaukee will be donated back to Cream City Foundation! Check out the booth south of the Miller Life Main Stage!

This June we celebrate the beginning of summer and PRIDE! We come together to celebrate the many milestones we have over...
06/06/2019

This June we celebrate the beginning of summer and PRIDE! We come together to celebrate the many milestones we have overcome; while remaining aware of the challenges that remain.

At Cream City Foundation, we are committed to promoting equality and inclusion for all. Our mission derives from a place of acceptance and pushes to make Milwaukee a partner.

This is why we are excited to partner with the Milwaukee Gay Sports Network for this year's Pride celebrations.

Join us!

A great day to enjoy some bowling!  Proud to be here supporting Veterans for Diversity!
06/01/2019

A great day to enjoy some bowling! Proud to be here supporting Veterans for Diversity!

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759 N Milwaukee St, Ste 522
Milwaukee, WI
53202

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We are a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Organization History Cream City Foundation was founded in 1982 and is celebrating over 27 years of giving to LGBT communities. Cream City Foundation was originally spun-off from the Cream City Business Association, a Milwaukee based association of LGBT business owners formed to promote LGBT entrepreneurship and business support for LGBT communities. Initially begun with $500 in seed money, Cream City Foundation has grown to provide over $700,000 in grant dollars to many organizations and projects that are working to improve the quality of life for LGBT people.

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Registration for the first annual Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Health Conference is officially OPEN! The conference will be held from 8:00 to 3:30 on Friday, January 25, 2019. Click to visit our website--learn more and register today!