Annual Reports

Our past Annual Reports are in an easy-to-read format and are packed with stories about the success of our program.

View Our Annual Reports

Personal Giving

SHARP engages urban school children through the visual arts to help them become capable and confident readers, writers and researchers. Your donation puts workbooks and other learning resources into the hands of K4 through 5th graders in Milwaukee schools that are located in high poverty areas, have limited financial resources and have students with widely diverse academic needs. SHARP lets them explore our community outside of their classrooms and neighborhoods to see a hopeful and bright world of opportunities.

To view the 2017 Annual Appeal Letter, click here.

Your donation will jump start

SHARP students into BRIGHT futures!


$500 for 50 SHARP workbooks

$250 for 5 In-School Presentations

$125 to sponsor one SHARP student 

$50 to allow 15 SHARP students to attend an art museum educational tour






A donation of any amount makes a difference!


Creating a legacy

There are so many individuals in Milwaukee who are passionate about improving education in our schools. Planned gifts through a bequest or other estate planning vehicle can help secure the benefits of SHARP’s impact in our schools for the future. Call us at SHARP Literacy to learn more about planned giving, 414-977-1768

Matching Gifts

Do you want to double or even triple the impact of your gift?  Many business will match their employees’ gifts to nonprofit organization, and often it is as simple as filling out a form.  Below is a list businesses that have matching gift programs.  Contact your Human Resources department for more information.

  • A.O. Smith Foundation, Inc
  • Abott Laboratory Foundation
  • ABN-AMRO LaSalle National Bank
  • AG Communication Systems Foundation
  • Alliant Energy Foundation
  • American Express Foundation
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Foundation
  • Artisan Partners Aventis/FBD Consulting
  • AXA Foundation
  • Badger Meter Foundation, Inc.
  • Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • The Baxter International Foundation
  • Blockbuster,Inc. Employee Giving Program
  • Boeing Gift Matching Program
  • BP Foundation
  • Brady Corporation
  • Bristol Myers Foundation
  • Brunner & Lay, Inc. Foundation
  • Bucyrus-Erie Foundation, Inc.
  • Dain Rauscher Matching Gift Program
  • Delta Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Deluxe Corporation Foundation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • eFunds Benefits Department
  • Emerson Electric, Inc.
  • Fleet Matching Gifts Program
  • Fortis Health Foundation
  • Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc.
  • The Gillette Company
  • Grainger
  • Guidant Corporation Foundation
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Hewitt Associates LLC
  • Hewlett-Packard Company – Employee Giving Programs
  • The Home Depot
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intuit I
  • TT Industries, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.
  • Kaplan Inc.
  • Kemper Matching Gift Program
  • Kimberly-Clark Foundation
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Mellon Financial Corporation Foundation
  • Menasha Corp. Foundation
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation
  • George L.N. Meyer Family Foundation
  • MGIC
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • Motorola Foundation
  • National Insurance Services
  • Nebs
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation
  • Novartis US Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • Parmacia Foundation
  • Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
  • PPG Industries
  • Prudential Foundation
  • Racine Federated Inc.
  • Raytheon Company