Background
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. encompass two distinct philanthropic funds to reflect the values and interests of their respective namesakes:
The Helen Daniels Bader Fund (HDBF) will focus its interest in healthier older adults, as well the passion for the arts and creativity. HDBF will further healthy aging in Wisconsin, particularly with respect to the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as its efforts to address Alzheimer’s in Israel. In Milwaukee, HDBF will bring community arts to underserved audiences, while the Helen Bader Scholarship Fund will continue to help keep a Jewish day school education in reach for local families.

The Isabel and Alfred Bader Fund (IABF) will focus its work across the world. Its objective is to build a better, more equitable world. With a focus on Milwaukee, as well as projects with a global reach, the Fund seeks to support those who are working with those in need.
Europe grants are funded by the Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund.
Mission
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. Through the Helen Daniels Bader Fund and the Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund, the Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas.
Geographic focus
United States, Israel
Programme areas
- Alzheimer’s and aging;
- Youth education;
- Workforce development;
- Community improvement;
- Arts