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Dominican Sisters: Committed to Truth, Compelled to Justice

Founded in 1862 in Racine, the Sisters of St. Dominic of St. Catherine of Siena–now known as the Racine Dominicans–have been steadfast in their commitment to truth and justice. This community of Catholic sisters and lay associates embodies their values through various avenues including education, ministry, spiritual guidance, health care, and social outreach. Their members […]

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Supporting Exceptional Education

Something Exceptional For three decades, Ramirez served as CEO of HUSCO International, which specializes in hydraulic and electro-mechanical control systems. Ramirez grew it into a global hydraulic innovator, earning 200 patents and establishing research and development facilities across the globe. But he never forgot his other passion: ensuring that all children, no matter where they

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FCI Participates in Invest in Wisconsin’s Fifth Annual CDFI Day at the Capitol on Monday, April 11.

Invest in Wisconsin hosts Fifth Annual CDFI Day at the Capitol IN PERSON! April 11, 2022On Monday, April 11, 2022, we were back at the Capitol to hold our fifth annual CDFI Day at the Capitol! The time we spent together was a great opportunity to speak to the amazing impacts CDFI’s have in the

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United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS) strives to make significant differences in the lives of children and families in Milwaukee’s Washington Park Neighborhood.

United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS) strives to make significant differences in the lives of children and families in Milwaukee’s Washington Park Neighborhood. Milwaukee, WI – On any given Saturday or Sunday morning, residents of UMCS’s properties at 3940 West Lisbon Avenue in Milwaukee are likely to see a familiar face picking up trash around the

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FCI earns a $500,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust with the purpose of re-granting those funds to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations addressing issues of health equity.

Forward Community Investments (FCI) earns a $500,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT). Madison, WI – FCI is delighted to share they have received a $500,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust with the purpose of re-granting those funds to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations addressing issues of health equity. Working with the Otto Bremer Trust,

FCI earns a $500,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust with the purpose of re-granting those funds to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations addressing issues of health equity. Read More »

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Forward Community Investments awarded a $590,000 Financial Assistance award from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund Program

Forward Community Investments is proud to announce it has won a $590,000 Financial Assistance Award from the U.S. Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund program. FCI joins only 5 other winners from Wisconsin that received an award. Additionally, FCI is one of 248 CDFI’s that were awarded funds out of 420 applicants. Recipients of these awards represent

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Forward Community Investments (FCI), Presents: Building Nonprofit Capacity and Sustainability: A Financial Management Workshop instructed by FCI’s Community Advisor, Margaret Henningsen – Wednesday, November 17th at 9a. FREE

FCI Building Nonprofit Capacity and Sustainability: A Financial Management Workshop Series As an investor, connector, and advisor for organizations and initiatives that reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in Wisconsin, FCI has worked with many organizations across the state to aid in their journeys in becoming and remaining vital resources for the communities they serve through

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Emerging Developer Loan Program Participant, One 5 Olive, sets the standard for up-and-coming, socially-minded real estate developers in Milwaukee and Wisconsin

Emerging Developer Loan Program Participant, One 5 Olive, sets the standard for up-and-coming, socially-minded real estate developers in Milwaukee and Wisconsin Brothers Greg Davis and David Griggs, who were raised in Milwaukee, created One 5 Olive with the mission of working to revitalize and stabilize communities through the renovation of tax and mortgage foreclosed single-family

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Forward Community Investments (FCI) to utilize CDFI Fund’s Rapid Response Program Funds by investing in their Emerging Developer Loan Program

Madison, WI – In June 2021 the CDFI Fund’s Rapid Response Program (RRP) awarded $1.8M, the largest award given, to FCI that will be used to support our Emerging Developer Loan Program (EDLP). The EDLP is intended to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities by financing projects led by people of color and women who face

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