Award criteria

Requirements

Applicants must apply for a new program or project if they have been named as a MANDI finalist within the last five years. Nominations for projects/programs that have been named as finalists in the last five years, will not be considered.

These awards are intended to highlight low to moderate income neighborhoods within the city of Milwaukee. Primary impact area and population served must be within the city of Milwaukee limits.


Awards


BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award

Honors an organization/program with a long-standing commitment to a neighborhood(s) that has demonstrated persistence and effectiveness over time.

  • Has made a positive and outstanding contribution to the community for at least 5 years
  • Has provided tangible results concerning community issues through their body of work
  • Has made consistent contributions to the community throughout their years of service

Nominee questions

  1. Please provide a brief description of the organization/project.
  2. Please describe the positive and consistent contribution to the community over the history of the organization/program? Please be specific.
  3. What is different in the community as a result of this nominee's work? What are the results and how are the results measured?
  4. What sets this project apart from other worthy MANDI applicants and why should it be lifted up as a winner this year?

Honors an outstanding individual that has provided visionary leadership—bringing together diverse voices and/or resources to improve the community.

  • Leadership has resulted in demonstrated positive change in the quality of life for Milwaukee residents.
  • Leadership has brought together diverse resources and people to effect change.
  • Nominee has demonstrated a history of making substantial impact in the community.

Nominee questions

  1. Please provide a brief bio of this person and their key contributions to the community.
  2. Please describe the impact of this individual's work, who has been affected and how. Please provide specific examples.
  3. Through his or her leadership, how has the nominee helped to give voice to, cultivate, and galvanize people and resources to improve the community?
  4. What sets this project apart from other worthy MANDI applicants and why should s/he be lifted up as a winner this year?

PNC Trail Blazer Award

Honors an innovative approach by an organization/program to a problem that is producing demonstrative results.

  • Has demonstrated creative and replicable methods of problem solving to address complex community issues.
  • Through these creative methods, positive results have been achieved and measured.
  • Organization/program's approach demonstrates creative use of resources (people and funds).

Nominee questions

  1. Identify the problem or need that has been addressed through this project.
  2. Please provide a brief history of the program, and what makes the program's approach innovative and/or unique.
  3. Identify and explain measurable results, and, if applicable, plans for expansion or duplication.
  4. What sets this project apart from other worthy MANDI applicants and why should it be lifted up as a winner this year?

State Farm Building Blocks Award

Honors a real estate project that contributes significantly to the enhancement of the community—fulfilling a significant articulated neighborhood need and demonstrating superior design quality.

  • Project has a significant public benefit and has enhanced the community physically, financially, and/or socially.
  • Project involved a diverse body of contractors, to include those that are community based or minded.
  • Project reflects the use of quality design and building materials. Project takes into consideration environmental concerns, and is safe and healthy for community members.
  • Project must be complete by the application deadline, October 21, 2016.

Nominee questions

  1. Please describe the project and how it has enhanced the community physically, financially and/or socially. Include information on how the project fits into broader neighborhood or city plans.
  2. If applicable, please describe the diversity and community engagement of the contracting team.
  3. Please describe how the project reflects the use of quality design and building materials, taking into consideration environmental concerns, and community health and safety.
  4. Please list the key partners and investors and their roles.
  5. What sets this project apart from other worthy MANDI applicants and why should it be lifted up as a winner this year?

Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award

Honors the creation or use of public space that contributes significantly to the overall well-being of the community.

  • Space is a public destination, provides a variety of features and uses, is well-maintained and is worthy of emulation.
  • Space represents sound investment of public funds, private investment and/or urban regeneration.
  • Space contributes significantly to the overall improvement goals of a neighborhood.
  • Project must be complete by the application deadline, October 21, 2016.

Nominee questions

  1. Please explain the need for the project and how it contributes to the overall improvement of the community.
  2. Please detail the amenities, how the space is used and by whom.
  3. Please describe the key partners and investors, their roles, and how their involvement contributes to long term community growth.
  4. What sets this project apart from other worthy MANDI applicants and why should it be lifted up as a winner this year?

Questions?

Please email Dionne Grayson, Dawn Hutchison Weiss, or call 414-930-1760.