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Partner Highlight: Hispanic Collaborative

Celebrating our partner for National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Announcement: FCI Closes $15M in NMTC Investments with the Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy (DHFCA) in Milwaukee
Construction Underway For The New DHFCA High School and Middle School


Partner Highlight: Hmong American Women's Association (HAWA)
 AAPI History Month & Honoring HERstory 

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Partner Highlight: Angela Walters 
A Key Leader Behind Milwaukee's Real Estate Evolution

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Announcement: FCI Opens Milwaukee Office
New Space in Eagleknit Converge Innovation Hub in Walkers Point Aims to Position FCI For Strategic Growth

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Partner Highlight: Que El-Amin 

Building a New Community in Milwaukee Brick by Brick

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Partner Highlight: Urban League of Greater Madison (UGLM) 
Accelerating Diversity in Madison’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


U.S. Treasury Awards Forward Community Investments a Record
$55 Million to Revitalize Wisconsin Communities

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FCI Welcomes Kirby Toon and Sharron Smith!


Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity in a Holistic Way

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FCI Names Awardees for Second Round of 2022 Nonprofit Health Equity Grants!


Building Wealth Through Real Estate


Supporting Exceptional Education at St. Augustine Prep

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FCI Names Awardees for our First Round of 2022 Nonprofit Health Equity Grants!


Forward Thinking
FCI's Quarterly Newsletter
Spring Edition
Now Available!


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


Forward Community Investments (FCI) Provides $4.5 Million in New Market Tax Credit Loans to the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire (CMEC)

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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. 


Forward Thinking
FCI's Quarterly Newsletter
Winter Edition
Now Available!


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. 


FCI Welcomes
Fausto E. Rivera as
Community Lender!! 
“FCI has a long legacy of doing catalytic work across the state and I am honored to be a part of such a great organization,” Fausto explains. 


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

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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


Forward Thinking
FCI's Quarterly Newsletter
Fall Edition
Now Available!


FCI Names Fern Orie 2021 Nan Cheney March For Justice Awardee!


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.


FCI Names Awardees for Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants for Round 2 2021


FCI Teams Up with Safe & Sound to Purchase Headquarters on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side


Forward Community Investments (FCI), a leading investor, connector, and advisor helping to build a more equitable and inclusive Wisconsin, today announced it has appointed Ryan Zerwer as its new President & CEO. His expertise in real estate, entrepreneurship, finance, and operations will bolster FCI’s work to invest in Wisconsin communities. 


Forward Community Investments
Forward Thinking
Quarterly Newsletter
Summer 2021


Forward Community Investments Makes Nonprofit’s Vision A Reality! FCI & The Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA) collaborate to invest in safety and leadership for Southeast Asian Women, Girls, Queer, and Trans people in Milwaukee.


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


Forward Community Investments (FCI) is excited to announce an award of $40 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) under the CY 2020 round of allocation. 


Check out our new Prospectus!


FCI Webinar
Nonprofit Advocacy 102
Preparing your Policy Vision and Legislative Agenda with Carousel Bayrd of Community Justice, Inc.


FCI Webinar
Nonprofit Advocacy 101

with Melissa Scholz of 
Scholz Nonprofit Law


FCI & the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Collaborate To Provide Much Needed Mental Health Support in Milwaukee 

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The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and FCI Partner to expand youth access to the arts through our New Markets Tax Credits Program


FCI's News Archive

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