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Reasons to Give

Nearby Nature works in neighborhoods impacted by high poverty and inequity.  In these neighborhoods, we are seeing the effects of trauma in our young people. Research shows that time outdoors can reduce stress and improve physical health. Environmental education can also introduce youth to green careers and inspire them to a lifetime of outdoor stewardship and recreation.  We rely on contributions from people like you to keep our programs, projects and outings going.  Even if you do not live in these neighborhoods, you can help make a difference. FYI we are a 501c3 non-profit registered with the IRS. We are no longer a fiscally sponsored organization, so checks should be made out to Nearby Nature Milwaukee Inc. We gratefully thank our foundation, corporate, individual, and organizational donors.  Please scroll down for a recent list.

Greeting Card Offer Extended

Image of 5 greeting cards

We are kicking off a campaign to fund a new Executive Director! If you Donate $500 or more, we’ll send you a complete set of FIVE of these beautiful blank greeting cards made from art prints by Mars Patterson (4 shown here, plus a mystery print). They are 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, are beautiful, and suitable for framing.

You can donate online using PayPal or a credit card.

You can specify if you would like your donation to go to

  • Nearby Nature Youth Programs
  • Anti-Racism Education
  • Green Space Equity Programs
  • Nearby Nature General Funds

Donate by Mail

Tax-deductible contributions can be made out to:

Nearby Nature Milwaukee
1836 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Our Donors

2017, 2018, 2019

  • The Sierra Club Foundation
  • The James E Dutton Foundation
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation

…. and dozens of private individual donors like you



  • Bader Philanthropies
  • Fund for Lake Michigan
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Freshwater Future
  • Pisces Foundation Mosaic Grant



2022 – 2023

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