We sincerely thank everyone that has invested time and resources into our organization and programs over the years. As we move forward with our mission to promote economic prosperity, we are especially grateful to our partners who are paving the way for the next stage in RDC’s work within the community.


Our appreciation goes out to the entities listed below for supporting us in our 27th year of serving Milwaukee’s northeast side.  With your assistance, we can continue to move towards the goal of making the Riverworks area a shining example of a vibrant neighborhood in the great City of Milwaukee.

Whether large or small, all financial contributions help us to continue to be a leader in redeveloping the Riverworks neighborhoods through our Economic Development and Financial Opportunity Center programs. 


Each year we assist existing businesses, encourage new businesses to relocate to our area, and provide essential coaching services to our residential community.  Without vital business, individual, foundation, and government support we would not be able to make or continue to make the significant difference that we do on Milwaukee’s northeast side.

Fund Development

Riverworks is always looking for new partners, donors, and funders that may be interested in contributing to and being a part of our organization’s mission.




Any individual, organization, or company can become a member of RDC if they have an interest in supporting our mission.


Any individual, organization, or company can become a member of RDC if they have an interest in supporting our mission to promote economic prosperity through connecting area residents and businesses with the tools necessary to grow an expanding business base, skilled labor force, and help families and neighborhoods thrive. 

Membership is a full year and the donations we receive demonstrate our member’s commitment to make the Riverworks area a great and exciting place to live, work, shop and do business.  All contributions go towards helping us defray some of our operating costs and allow members to be part of a lasting legacy to rebuild and restore hope in our neighborhoods.  A sincere thank you goes out to all that support us.

We do a lot of work to beautify the community which helps not only improve perceptions, but just as importantly helps build social connections between neighbors and stakeholders. Volunteers can provide a ton of value to these efforts we lead to improve our target geographies of Harambee and Riverwest.  Our projects and initiatives also provide volunteers with great opportunities to see some of the great work taking place on the ground in person. If you have interest in learning more about our community projects and volunteer opportunities to assist with them.  

During tax season we operate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation for clients we serve through our Financial Opportunity Center, and we're always looking for volunteers to help us make that program a success.  If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities for our VITA program, contact Coretta at

Throughout the year Riverworks offers a variety of ways individuals can volunteer their time to help us advance our mission of promoting economic prosperity for residents and businesses.

Volunteer Opportunities



Our 2021 Donors:
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Aaron Cannon

Adlois Jackson

Aileen Rogers

Andrew Ruehl

Ann & Jackson Fothergill


Bader Philanthropies 

Carol Lord

Caroline Clark

Corey Zetts

Cornerstone Composites Inc

Daniel Lutes

Daniel Streater

David Bickford

Eaton's Asphalt Service, Inc

Edward Bryant

Ella Bennett

Fateh Petroleum

Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Greater Milwaukee Committee

Herb Kohl Philathropies

Irene Fleming

Jean Fenceroy

Jeanne Dawson

Jess Poisl

John Heywood

Julie Rowley

Justin Miller

Justin Whiteman

Kresge Foundation

Lauren Liederbach

Learning Exchange

Lorry Powers

Matthew Staab

Michael Trokan

Mobile Car Care

Mustafa Emir

Pamela Powers

PNC Financial Services Group

Rachel Sauer

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Riverworks BID #25

S&V Petroleum

Sara Lutes

Scratch Ice Cream LLC

Shawnta Eaton-Leschig

Shiloh Tabernacle UHCA

Susan Lloyd

United Methodist Children's Services

Wenniger Compressor Co.