Programs focus on health and wellness initiatives
In keeping with its mission to help prevent chronic disease before it happens by supporting local programs focused on health and wellness, the Dohmen Company Foundation announced it is investing $1.6 million in several nonprofits.
The nonprofits set to receive this funding are all helping strengthen the city’s food and nutrition ecosystem, according to a press release from the Milwaukee-based foundation.
The nine Milwaukee-based nonprofits receiving grants include:
In addition, the foundation is providing what it said is a “critical seed investment” to the Food is Medicine Coalition, a national association of nonprofit, medically tailored food and nutrition service providers. The funding will support the coalition’s strategic planning process, programming and hiring executive leadership to lead the coalition.
“As a philanthropic enterprise and community partner, we believe that nutritious food has the power to transform health,” said Kathy Koshgarian, president of The Dohmen Company Foundation, in a statement. “That is why we are dedicated to investing in organizations and programs focused on regaining and preserving American health.
The Dohmen Company Foundation is hoping that the $1.6 million can positively impact the lives of 30,000 people by providing greater access to nutrition, education, employment opportunities in the health and wellness fields, and financial support to help address issues that can negatively affect someone’s health.
In 2019, Dohmen transitioned from a for-profit, family-owned S-Corp to a foundation-owned philanthropic enterprise. Since then, the organization has distributed over $5 million to more than 30 nonprofit organizations.
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