By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Northwestern Mutual has announced it will donate $500,000 in grants to six Milwaukee-area non-profit entertainment venues.

Each organization was chosen based on its popularity as a community cultural landmark and as a draw for tourists visiting the Milwaukee area.

The company will award grants for the Brewers Community Foundation's Stealing for Miracles, Friends of Schlitz Audubon's preservation efforts, the Milwaukee Art Museum's MAM After Dark program, continued sponsorship of the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee World Festival's Summerfest Children's Zone and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's Northwestern Mutual Family Farm entrance renovation.