Addressing Food Insecurity
We donated a total of more than $1.3 million to Feeding America, both nationally and locally in Milwaukee, and to American Red Cross’ Disaster Recovery program that enables relief efforts, including storage, food, shelter, supplies and medical and emotional support.
Addressing Relief Needs
Our relief efforts provided more than $630,000 in grants to the following organizations:
- Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MKE Responds Fund
- United Way Milwaukee and Waukesha
- United Way New York
- The Bowery Mission
- Veterans Outreach Wisconsin
- Vivent Health
- Chinese American Planning Council & Hmong American
- Women’s Association
- National Alliance for Mental Illness
- Northcott Neighborhood House
- St. Ann Center
- United Migrant Opportunity Services
Addressing Personal Protective Equipment Shortages
We donated a combined total of $240,000 to:
Northwestern Mutual employees also made masks at home in batches of 700 provided by #MaskUpMKE
Addressing Childhood Cancer
Children with cancer are among those most susceptible to COVID-19, and face even greater challenges during the pandemic.
Addressing Neighborhoods’ Needs
To help our neighborhood partners meet essential supply needs in the Muskego Way, Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods, we provided $45,000 to the Dominican Center, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges and Milwaukee Christian Center.
With our employees working from home, we also donated over 1,000 rolls of toilet paper from our Milwaukee campus to the residents in these neighborhoods.
Addressing Emotional Needs
We know financial support doesn’t solve every problem. Therefore, Northwestern Mutual employees helped meet the emotional needs of people during the COVID-19 crisis by: