SDC Partners


Community Collaborations

The Social Development Commission is dedicated to the knowledge that poverty is a problem that no one agency, individual or governmental body can resolve.  SDC is determined to build partnerships at all levels in an effort to bring to the table the ideas, expertise and energy of many to support county residents who come to the agency for help.

SDC is constantly searching for ways to increase involvement with others both within and outside Milwaukee County so we may better serve individuals and families.  These partnerships can take on the form of ongoing programs or collaborations like the Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition and the Bridge of Hope or for individual projects and events like the Spring Community Resource Fair and the Community Baby Shower.

Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition (MABC)

The Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition (MABC) is a private/public partnership that through education, planning, and income, assists low-income Milwaukee County residents achieve financial independence.  

The Social Development Commission (SDC) is the lead agency for the MABC.  The Coalition focuses on three facets:  education/awareness, free tax filing services, and asset development and outcome evaluation.  The free tax filing service promotes the earned income tax credit, child tax credits and other state and federal tax credits.  The asset development links individuals filing taxes to education about the banking system and the process of obtaining savings and checking accounts, financial literacy on individual money management and asset development programs surrounding asset accumulation and maintenance.

The MABC has the goal of increasing the use of free tax preparation sites, connecting individuals to the Earned Income Tax Credit and link tax filers to core social and financial services that promote sustainability and asset building.

Partners include: 

  • Community Development Management Partnerships
  • M&I Bank
  • Federal Reserve Bank Chicago
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Make A Difference Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Landmark Credit Union
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee
  • Federal Depository Insurance Corporation
  • JPMorganChase
  • Easter Seals Kindcare (Southeastern WI)
  • Helen Bader Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • Consuelo-Housing Resources, Inc.
  • Great Midwest Bank
  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • North Shore Bank
  • Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
  • Automated Health Systems
  • UMOS, Inc.
  • The Adult Learning Center
  • Independence First
  • Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • UW Extension
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research
  • Milwaukee Workforce Investment Board
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Business Administration
  • Brewery Credit Union
  • Hope Street Ministries
  • Automated Health Systems
  • Impact
  • First Service Credit Union
  • Easter Seals Kindcare (Southeastern WI)
  • Impact, Inc.
  • NACA
  • Asset Builders, Inc.

Money Smart Greater Milwaukee

A local Partnership group coordinates all of the Money Smart workshops and seminars for the Greater Milwaukee area during money smart week. SDC serves on the Planning Council as fiscal agent. 

This partnership group that includes financial institutions, community groups, local government agencies, schools and colleges coordinates the week activities.

SDC wishes to acknowledge and thank the many financial partners who are dedicating their time and resources to share with the Greater Milwaukee Community.

How can I learn of the many services offered through Money Smart?
You can access our Resource Guide.  Use this resource as your guide to financial resources year-round.

You can access assistance by contacting the Money Smart Help Line - 888.861.3111

How can my organization get involved in Money Smart Week Wisconsin?
If you are interested in becoming a Money Smart of Greater Milwaukee partner, contact us at:

Contact Information:

Peter Richardson
Council Chair
Northwestern Mutual

Gene Manzanet
Program Outreach Committee Co-Chair
National City/PNC

Ken Little
Program Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Associated Bank

Clarissa Mankus
Marketing and Promotions Committee Chair
CW 18/My 24 Television

Kristi Luzar
Resource Committee Chair

Other Partnerships
Here are some of the many other organizations, businesses, institutions and individuals that SDC is working with to collaborate for the betterment of our communities.

Agency-wide Partners

  • Ford Foundation                    
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Helen Bader Foundation                     
  • Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc.
  • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation          
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Landmark Credit Union                      
  • Northwestern Mutual Foundation
  • Oscar J. Boldt Construction   
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee
  • US Bank Foundation              
  • Wells Fargo
  • WE Energies                          
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Landmark Credit Union                      
  • Guaranty Bank
  • Lincoln State Bank                 
  • MBO Cleary
  • M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank     
  • Mitchell State Bank
  • Northwestern Mutual              
  • PyraMax Bank
  • TCF Bank                               
  • Wisconsin Credit Union League
  • WVTV TV 18/ WCGV TV 24
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation
  • ADAMM (Auto Dealer Association of Mega Milwaukee)

Agency Collaborations, Boards & Committees

  • Riverworks
  • Lad Lake
  • Goodwill Workforce Connections Center
  • Harambee Great Neighborhoods Initiative
  • City of Milwaukee Health Dept.
  • UW-Milwaukee Service Learning Program
  • Center for Urban Population Health
  • Northcottt Neighborhood House
  • Northshore Bank
  • Guaranty Bank
  • U.S. Census
  • Stand Together Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee Secure Detention Center
  • State of Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections
  • State of Wisconsin Dept. of Family Services
  • Milwaukee County Dept. of Human Services
  • YWCA
  • Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Food Service
Food Service provides nutritious meals and snacks for day care centers, tutorial programs and after-school recreation centers. During the summer months, the program is a vital part of the Summer Youth Food Program that provides free meals to young people.

  • MPS-Kymm Mutch
  • Hunger Task Force
  • Harley Davidson
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
  • Salvation Army
  • MPS-Recreation Division
  • YMCA of Greater Milwaukee
  • Neighborhood House
  • CYD
  • Next Door Foundation
  • Multicultural Community Services

Ways to Work : Associated Companies and Organizations
Ways to Work provides loans to low-income working families who cannot qualify for traditional loans. The loans are used to purchase autos that will ensure transportation to jobs and/or school.

  • Badger Auto Sales – South
  • Brown Deer Sale
  • David Hobbs Honda
  • Diamond Jim’s Motor Cars
  • Economy Auto Mart Inc.
  • Ernie von Schledorn
  • Esperanza Unida, Inc.
  • Fleet Services Inc.
  • Frontier Motor Cars, Inc.
  • Heiser Ford
  • Ideal Auto Sales
  • Jet Autos, Inc.
  • McAdams Car Company
  • Neal Deal Auto Sales Inc.
  • Newman of Cedarburg
  • Regency Auto Mart
  • Reo Motors
  • Super Service Inc.
  • Uptown Lincoln Mercury
  • Veteran Auto Sales, Inc.
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Badger Meter (Scheduled for 2/20/09)
  • Charles Brown (proprietor of an employment organization)
  • City Housing Authority
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department (Did outreach at an event they had)
  • Franciscan Woods
  • Housing Resources (Scheduled for 2/18/09)
  • Kaplan College
  • McAdam’s Car Company
  • Milwaukee Aging Consortium
  • Milwaukee Job Development
  • Mt. Olive Lutheran School
  • Stanford Brown College
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services
  • Esperanza Unida, Inc.
  • Great Midwest Bank
  • Housing Resources, Inc.
  • Independence First
  • Justice 2000
  • Landmark Credit Union
  • State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • Tri-State Office Products
  • U.S. Bank
  • Ways to Work, Inc.
  • Hope Street Ministries

Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program provides in-home services and companionship for frail and elderly clients who are home bound.

  • Aurora Adult Day Care
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Becher Court – SET Ministry
  • Central Community Interfaith
  • College Court
  • Community Care – Fond Du Lac
  • Community Care – Vliet
  • Crossroads Interfaith
  • Cudahy/St. Francis Interfaith
  • East Castle
  • East Side Senior Services
  • Garfield Peace Interfaith
  • Granville Interfaith
  • Greater Tosa Interfaith
  • Highland Heights Health Care Center
  • Indian Council of the Elderly
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Lapham Park SET Ministry
  • Lincoln Court – SET Ministry
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence
  • Mitchell Court-SET Ministry
  • Near South Side Interfaith
  • Northwest Interfaith
  • Project Focal Point
  • Riverview SET Ministry
  • SAGE- Milwaukee
  • Sherman Park Interfaith
  • Shoreline Interfaith
  • Southeast Interfaith
  • St. Anne’s Center
  • Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
  • West Central Interfaith
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Milwaukee
  • City of Milwaukee Housing Authority
  • Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Clinton Rose Senior Center
  • Interfaith Council for the Elderly
  • Legal Action/Senior Law
  • Milwaukee County Department on Aging
  • Heart Association of Milwaukee
  • SET Ministry, the Social Security Administration
  • Women’s Center
  • Milwaukee County Family Care agencies.
  • Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)
  • Inter Agency Volunteer Coordinators
  • Aging Consortium
  • African American Aging Network
  • Milwaukee County Commission on Aging
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Senior Corps Association
  • US Bank,
  • WE Energies
  • The Milwaukee County Commission on Aging.
  • The P.U.R.S.E Fundraiser Committee for CWAG
  • The Arthritis Foundation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Catholic Charities
  • Columbia/St. Mary’s Health Care
  • Community Advocates
  • Community Care, Golden Living
  • Lutheran Care Center/Lutheran Manor
  • United Community Center Geriatric Center
  • VITAS Hospice Care
  • West Side Health Association
  • Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association

Accounting Department

  • Blackbaud
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Landmark Credit Union
  • PayChecks

Human Resources Department

  • Riverworks Learning Center
  • MATC
  • UWM
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem
  • Symmetry
  • ING
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • GBG
  • AXA Insurance
  • American Compensation Insurance
  • Colonial
  • Hall Legal
  • Melon Bank
  • Optum Bank
  • WIPFLI Predictive Index
  • RTW Insurance
  • First Service Credit Union
  • State Central Credit Union
  • Educators Credit Union
  • Ceridian
  • Blood Center
  • National Guards
  • Italian Community Center
  • Tommy Thompson Center
  • Wilson Park Senior Center
  • Non-Profit Center
  • Sam’s Club
  • Corporate Express/Staples

Energy Assistance
Energy Assistance provides low-income residents with financial benefits for fuel cost, emergency furnace repair and replacement, and restoration of utility services.

  • Milwaukee County – Economic Support Division
  • We Energies
  • Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration – Division of Energy
  • Community Advocates
  • La Casa De Esperanza – Weatherization – Emergency Furnace Program
  • National Fuel Fund Network
  • Citizens Energy
  • Money Smart – FDIC
  • Milwaukee Energy Network
  • 211 @ Impact
  • Milwaukee County Dept. on Aging Call Center
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