Kohl’s Donates More Than $500,000 to Milwaukee-Area Nonprofits Through its Hometown Giving Program


Kohl’s recognizes more than 30 remarkable nonprofits across the Milwaukee community serving local families

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., January 5, 2021 – Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is continuing to celebrate families and communities this season by donating more than $500,000 in grants to more than 30 deserving Greater Milwaukee Area nonprofit organizations. Ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, the grants are made possible through Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program and will empower the selected nonprofits to continue in their missions of delivering exceptional experiences and services to local families in the Milwaukee community. 

Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program is an opportunity for Kohl's to reach even more local nonprofits in need of grant support. Expanding upon the company’s traditional hometown partnerships, Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program allows Kohl’s to celebrate and support Milwaukee community organizations that strive to make a difference all year long. Since the inception of Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program, the company has donated more than $2 million to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the Milwaukee area.

“Kohl’s is committed to serving families in the Milwaukee community and we are proud to support these organizations that make a positive impact in our hometown. The Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program is just one more way that Kohl's provides hands-on assistance and financial support from Kohl's and Kohl's associates,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s senior vice president of communications. “We offer our congratulations to this year’s grant recipients that are doing incredible work all year round to provide services, support and resources to families across our community. It's an honor to support all of you.”

Kohl’s is proud to congratulate each of the Hometown Giving Program grant recipients, including:

  • Wild Space Dance Company 
  • Next Act Theatre
  • First Stage 
  • TBEY Arts Center, Inc. 
  • Milwaukee Children's Choir
  • Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee - THI
  • FORGE, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
  • ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  • Girls on the Run
  • Hmong American Friendship Association, Inc.
  • Reach-A-Child
  • CORE el Centro, Inc.
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
  • ArtWorks for Milwaukee
  • My Friend Linkin
  • Teens Grow Greens
  • HEAR Wisconsin
  • Street Angels
  • Digital Bridge NGO
  • Lighthouse Youth Center
  • Cathedral Center
  • Interchange Incorporated
  • Eisenhower Center
  • Unity in Motion
  • Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful 
  • Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail
  • River Revitalization
  • Center for Urban Teaching
  • Northcott Neighborhood House
  • All-in Milwaukee

The grants will be used by the nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Producing four workshop-performances in four under-served communities, showcasing work by two minority choreographers, reaching 800 diverse participants through Wild Space Dance Company
  • Supporting ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in delivering information & education for African American, Latinx, & Native American women in Milwaukee about early detection, survivorship and the benefits of emotional support in a comprehensive, culturally sensitive format.
  • Providing the most under-served populations in Milwaukee with refurbishing technology assets and digital literacy workshops to overcome barriers of the digital divide through Digital Bridge
  • Funding Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful’s beautification program to help reach, inform, and engage all people from all age groups about the damaging effects of litter as well as facilitate and supply hundreds of litter clean-ups throughout the city with a specific focus placed on inner city neighborhoods. 
  • Supporting four All-in Milwaukee advisors that will provide comprehensive advising services to senior year scholars in high school until they graduate from college. The advisors provide academic, social, financial, wellness and career support to 200 diverse Milwaukee students during college and into the workforce.

The donations made through Kohl’s Hometown Giving Program are made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells children’s books and plush, donating 100 percent of the net profit to health and wellness organizations nationwide. Since 2000, Kohl's and Kohl’s Cares have donated more than $140 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area. 

To learn more about how Kohl’s gives back to communities nationwide, visit Corporate.Kohls.com.  

About Kohl's
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of Kohls.com and the Kohl's App, Kohl's offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter. 

Maggie Lund, maggie.lund@kohls.com, 608.332.3634