Cream City Association Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.29 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Philanthropy

Location: 759 N. Milwaukee Street Suite 212 Milwaukee WI 53202 USA

Mission:

Cream City Foundation serves as a catalyst for social change on behalf of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities in southeastern Wisconsin.

To achieve our mission, the Cream City Foundation:

• Mobilizes philanthropic resources

• Funds initiatives that target system-level change, taking into account race, class, gender and age.


Geographic areas served: southeastern Wisconsin
Programs: Analyzes the needs of the LGBT communities, includes convening of leaders and stakeholders. Grant committee determines and solicits applications to address need and  that appropriate programs are funded.

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Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

Cream City Foundation has been a great asset to our community - providing visibility, funding and leadership in the LGBT and allied community. The formation of QShare LGBT Business group is just one example of the great (and creative!) work they do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

creating of QShare

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting donors and other people in the community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fun!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a former donor. I no longer give money to this organization as it does not give clear guidelines for who they will or will not give a grant to. I prefer to give my money directly to the organizations that serve the LGBT Community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the past this organization helped seed the current Milwaukee LGBT community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give money to LGBT organizations that provided needed programs to the community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Rude

Ways to make it better...

there was less public hostility towards other LGBT organizations in Milwaukee.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

18 people found this review helpful

I have seen CCF grow and adapt over the years. It has been able to do this with the leadership of its board and current Executive Director, Maria Cadenas. CCF is leading the charge to help influence and change the society and how the LGBT individual is looked upon and respected.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

leading the charge for societal change and supporting efforts to do so also.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to engage other organizations in the area.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a part of the events

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional, compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

foster and develop other organizations and support them more fully.

Ways to make it better...

it has been all good.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

society's misunderstanding of the LGBT person.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am proud to be associated with CCF!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

23 people found this review helpful

CCF has done great work over the years, helping small start up organizations keep going with funding they may not have been able to get elsewhere. i've beemn to many of their events and am grateful that CCF has such great community-wide support

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the organizatinos CCF helps

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue CCF on its present course

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the assistance CCF provides

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and grateful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

better build milwaukee's lgbt organizatinos' capacities

Ways to make it better...

...can't think of anything negative, here

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the poor economy

One thing I'd also say is that...

CCF has been a sustaining force in or community

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

23 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with Cream City Foundation for over two years, and working with the staff and board has been a pleasure. From working behind the scenes and at events, I've been impressed with the loyal support and high energy members of the LGBT community and our allies have shown. CCF is a powerful advocate for equality and social change in Wisconsin.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Growing membership and capital, building coalitions with diverse community organizations and businesses, gaining local and statewide media coverage.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Beg Maria Cadenas to continue as executive director.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being valued as a volunteer and learning more about effective ways to bring about social change.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

From communities representing the diversity of Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin particularly. They frequently comment about the quality of leadership and of the events Cream City Foundation sponsors annually.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could fund more deserving organizations, pay its staff an amount that realistically reflects their skills and effectiveness, and bring about even more change in government policy pertinent to the LGBT communities around the state.

Ways to make it better...

I lived within walking distance of the CCF office!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding in this recession.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

As a former Board member, I personally know of the greart work the CCF has been doing for over 2 decades. As the President of PrideFest and client of CCF, I understand the importance of CCF's support. Last year PideFest developed a new section within the festival itself, our Health & Wellness area. We feel very strongly that this section was needed to help inform and reach out to the LGBT community about the disparities that health care provides the LGBT community. CCF's support was instrumental in getting this area funded; and gave credibility to the project for other funders to come aboard.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The professional way in which they work with you. Their willingness to become part of the solution, and to help bring other funders aboard.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

Really finds creative ways to create change in the LGBT community! From GayNeighbor.org, QShareBusiness.org, and its efforts to impact LGBT Youth Homelessness - not to mention it's true caring of donor stewardship! Cream City Rocks!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

increased funding for LGBT youth, business outreach to LGBT groups, and friendly neighbors!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Staff!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, professional and respectful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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