About Us

WHAT IS OAK CREEK CARES?
Oak Creek Cares is a charitable donor advised fund, a fund within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. This fund was created by and for the greater Oak Creek community to receive gifts from individuals, families, corporations, private foundations, and governmental agencies.

WHAT IS THE FUND’S PURPOSE?
The purpose of the Oak Creek Cares Fund is to fund and support programs aimed at reducing violence which benefit the safety and security in the greater community, specifically Oak Creek and the surrounding areas.

WHO MANAGES THE FUND?
An Advisory Committee representing the interests of the Oak Creek Community is responsible for the governance. This committee is comprised of nine members: one Oak Creek elected official, three local business representatives, three Oak Creek residents, and two members-at-large.

Oak Creek Cares is a fund within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, which provides administrative assistance. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation plays a unique leadership role in the community – identifying important community needs and concerns and working with donors to support programs bringing about positive change to people and communities.