Oak Creek Cares

Oak Creek Cares Oak Creek Cares is a charitable, donor advised fund created to support programs aimed at reducing community violence.

If you would like to contribute directly, please send your gift to: Greater Milwaukee Foundation Attn: Oak Creek Cares Fund 101 W. Pleasant Street, Suite 210 Milwaukee, WI 53212 Note: Please make checks payable to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and indicate ‘Oak Creek Cares’ on the memo line.

It was a cold, rainy Wisconsin December day, but perfect for a book signing at Author Fest. Thanks to all the folks who ...
12/01/2018

It was a cold, rainy Wisconsin December day, but perfect for a book signing at Author Fest. Thanks to all the folks who came out!

As you make your charitable contribution decisions for 2018, remember Oak Creek Cares. It's sole purpose is to fund prog...
11/29/2018
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

As you make your charitable contribution decisions for 2018, remember Oak Creek Cares. It's sole purpose is to fund programs that reduce violence in communities.

We began after the tragedy of August 5, 2012 and along with the support of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, have continued to grow each year with your help.

Here's a link to donate: https://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak....

Today is #GivingTuesday, help Oak Creek Cares fund programs and ideas that make communities safer... https://www.greater...
11/28/2017
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

Today is #GivingTuesday, help Oak Creek Cares fund programs and ideas that make communities safer... https://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak?...

11/04/2017
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

We continue to raise funds for programs that make communities safer... to donate, please go to: rhttps://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

Oak Creek Cares Acorn Fund is proud to partner with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation!
01/25/2017

Oak Creek Cares Acorn Fund is proud to partner with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation!

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation was founded on the premise that generosity can unlock an individual’s potential and strengthen the community for all who live here. As a community foundation, we can play an important role in bringing people together to bridge divides. Read more about the steps we are taking to build a more inclusive and equitable region in the latest issue of our CEO's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cwmQID

11/18/2016
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

As you make your end of the year giving decisions, consider donating to the Oak Creek Cares Fund. Our sole purpose is to fund programs that make communities safer. http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

11/08/2016

Today is election day, exercise your right to vote!

Join Mayor Scaffidi in South Milwaukee for a screening of "Waking in Oak Creek" and a discussion around his book, "Six M...
09/22/2016

Join Mayor Scaffidi in South Milwaukee for a screening of "Waking in Oak Creek" and a discussion around his book, "Six Minutes in August."

07/14/2016
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

There has never been a more critical time to donate to a foundation created for one purpose. To fund programs that reduce violence in communities. Help us make a difference.
http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

06/14/2016
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

You can make your community safer. Get involved, stay informed, and help us make a difference. http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

05/31/2016
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

Help us fund programs that make our communities safer! http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

Want to donate to Oak Creek Cares? One of the easiest ways is through the purchase of the book, Six Minutes in August. A...
04/25/2016
Six Minutes in August: A Story of Tragedy, Healing and Community

Want to donate to Oak Creek Cares? One of the easiest ways is through the purchase of the book, Six Minutes in August. A portion of the proceeds of every book sold go to our Oak Creek Cares donor fund.
To order, go to: http://amzn.to/1Jj7iXe

Six Minutes in August tells the story of the brutal murder of six members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, and the aftermath of that day's events on the community of Oak Creek, its newly-elected mayor, and the families of the Sikh Temple. The shooting, carried out by a hate-fill...

Find out the story behind Oak Creek Cares. Six Minutes in August tells the story of the brutal murder of six members of ...
03/29/2016
Six Minutes in August: A Story of Tragedy, Healing and Community

Find out the story behind Oak Creek Cares. Six Minutes in August tells the story of the brutal murder of six members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, and the aftermath of that day’s events on the community of Oak Creek, its newly-elected mayor, and the families of the Sikh Temple.

The shooting, carried out by a hate-filled white supremacist, stands as one of the worst acts of violence carried out in a place of worship in U.S. history. http://amzn.to/1Jj7iXe

Six Minutes in August tells the story of the brutal murder of six members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, and the aftermath of that day's events on the community of Oak Creek, its newly-elected mayor, and the families of the Sikh Temple. The shooting, carried out by a hate-fill...

02/25/2016

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field for their donation from the appearance by Mayor Steve Scaffidi at their February meeting talking about his book "Six Minutes in August" All proceeds from the book sales at the event were donated to Oak Creek Cares!

From all of us at Oak Creek Cares, have a safe and happy holiday!
12/24/2015

From all of us at Oak Creek Cares, have a safe and happy holiday!

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
12/07/2015

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

#ThrowbackThursday: In 1997, we issued our first “Report Card on Charitable Giving.” The publication, featuring research from the Public Policy Forum, Inc., was described at the time as having a goal to give “a Dow Jones-like reading on the state of giving to local nonprofit organizations.” For more interesting facts and milestones about our centennial, be sure to visit the timeline on our website. http://bit.ly/16ZXilh

It's giving Tuesday!  Help us fund programs that make a difference in our community. Support Oak Creek Cares! http://www...
12/01/2015
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

It's giving Tuesday! Help us fund programs that make a difference in our community. Support Oak Creek Cares! http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

It's the time of year when individuals and organizations make the decision to donate. Please consider Oak Creek Cares as...
11/09/2015
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

It's the time of year when individuals and organizations make the decision to donate. Please consider Oak Creek Cares as you make that decision.

We're a donor-advised fund associated with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and our sole mission is to fund programs that work to stop violence in our neighborhoods and in our communities.

Here's a quick link to make that donation: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi joined Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn to talk about the response and recovery aft...
11/05/2015
Six Minutes In August

Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi joined Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn to talk about the response and recovery after August 5, 2012. Oak Creek Cares gets a mention in the second half hour! wpr.org/node/838411

Kathleen is joined by the Mayor of Oak Creek Wisconsin on his new book about the tragic Sikh Temple shooting that took place in his first year in office.

There's never been a more important time to donate to Oak Creek Cares. We're seeking donations to Oak Creek Cares to fun...
09/09/2015
Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Give to Oak Creek Cares

There's never been a more important time to donate to Oak Creek Cares. We're seeking donations to Oak Creek Cares to fund programs that make communities safer! Take the time to donate today!

http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/give-oak-creek-cares/

Oak Creek Cares was created as a result of the tremendous outpouring of support after the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, 2012. Its purpose is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak…

09/07/2015

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Have any projects that could benefit from this? Send them along to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
09/04/2015

Have any projects that could benefit from this? Send them along to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Know of a park, playground, school or public space that could benefit from some green infrastructure such as rain barrels, rain gardens or green roofs? Our Fund for Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District have partnered on a new funding opportunity to support such projects. Check it out. Deadline is Sept. 25.
www.freshcoast740.com/-/media/FreshCoast740/Documents/Funding%20Programs/parks%20playgrounds%20schools/M03064P22_Application_for_Funding.pdf

Valarie Kaur and her husband, filmmaker Sharat Raju created this amazing short film to document the story of the tragedy...
08/06/2015
You Might Be In Tears After Watching This Community's Response To Fear, Terror, And Hatred

Valarie Kaur and her husband, filmmaker Sharat Raju created this amazing short film to document the story of the tragedy at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, and to honor the lives lost that day. On this day, August 5, 2015, take a few moments to watch the film and if it moves you to action, think about what you can do to make our country and our world a better place... http://www.upworthy.com/you-might-be-in-tears-after-watching-this-communitys-response-to-fear-terror-and-hatred

Here's proof that darkness cannot drive out darkness.

Great story about a great guy, H. Carl Mueller, who also serves on the Oak Creek Cares Committee advisory board. http://...
07/29/2015
Carl Mueller — a backstage guy among the city’s elite

Great story about a great guy, H. Carl Mueller, who also serves on the Oak Creek Cares Committee advisory board. http://m.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/carl-mueller--a-backstage-guy-among-the-citys-elite-b99543550z1-318585251.html

Armed with a degree in Russian and a passion for journalism, H. Carl Mueller always dreamed of working in Moscow for The New York Times. Instead, he carved out an unusual career, hopscotching from journalism to politics to public relations.

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Oak Creek Cares is a charitable, donor advised component fund created by and for the greater Oak Creek, Wisconsin community to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security of the greater community.

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