Why Choose SD Foundation
When considering where to make a donation, financial or in-kind, one asks, “Why should I support this effort? What is my money being used for?”
Choosing to support the SD Foundation means improving the lives of thousands of Milwaukee County residents trying to survive poverty, and move out of it. These individuals, families, and seniors cannot do this without resources to help them improve their life circumstance.
Contributions to the SD Foundation are directed toward supporting the critical programs. The service areas and programs we support include:
The Social Development Foundation supports career service programs that provide certifications that can lead to quality jobs. Completing these job training programs have allowed employment placement up to $50,000 per year.
Meet Devon Evans, a graduate from a career services program supported by the SD Foundation.
Financial Education and Coaching
SDC’s customers receive one-on-one financial coaching to help them improve their credit, learn about the banking industry and how to manage checking accounts, open savings accounts, learn about mortgages and how to financially prepare to purchase a home and more.
Meet Nileita and Precious and learn more about her journey to financial success.
Summit on Poverty
The SD Foundation has been a long time sponsor of the annual Summit on Poverty. To effectively fight poverty and create change, we must educate and discuss the community about the root factors of poverty. And through the Summit on Poverty, we are creating advocates to educate others about poverty.
Click here to learn more about the Summit on Poverty.
The Social Development Foundation supports low-income and at-risk youth that live in Milwaukee County. Your donation can help to support recreational activities, community service opportunities, job readiness trainings, job placement and workshops for youth. We support experienced staff guide and counsel youth to aid in their development and provide them with the foundation and skills necessary to achieve their goals.
Meet Iliana, a teen struggling with depression, and learn about the support she received thanks to donations from the Social Development Foundation.
The Social Development Foundation supports education services including GED (General Education Development) and HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) programs. Having a high school diploma is an important requirement for a lot of higher paying jobs. Help us improve self-confidence in the community and provide access to higher paying opportunities by supporting the SD Foundation.
Meet Davin Jenkins, an Education Services client that was able to receive his high school diploma and more!
The SD Foundation supports senior services that assist individuals over the age of 55 as well as people who are disabled at no cost. These services help seniors maintain their independence. Senior volunteers also provide assistance with light housework, driving to appointments, going for walks, reading to their clients and more.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
Free tax preparation is an important tool to putting money back in the pockets of low-income individuals. Through our support of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), the community has a trusted partner of the IRS to turn to. We are also able to promote financial education through VITA.