There is a well know proverb: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The Amato Family Foundation was created in 2002 with this in mind.
Our main focus is job and skill creation!
One of our first projects was an Auto Mechanic Pavilion built in a poor town of Piura, Peru. It was built in 2016, and the first class of 31 students has been enrolled. The goal of the program is to teach these kids a skill they can use to better their futures and community. They leave the one year course with a set of tools they get to take back to their home village!
John S Amato and Cindy Kay Amato surrounded by the first 31 students to be enrolled at the Amato Auto Mechanic School they built in Piura, Peru.
Moving Forward we would like to move the focus of our giving closer to the Milwaukee area. We look at our involvement in the Foundation of Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers as a strong start!
The Full List of current charities includes:
In July, we would like to provide three grants of $5000 towards local job creation and growth.
To apply please mail-in applications to:
John S Amato
8301 N 76th St.
Milwaukee WI, 53005