STEPS for Girls Program

The board of directors at the Community Foundation of Dunn County recently awarded more than $35,000 in grants to 13 local charitable organizations in areas such as basic human needs, the environment, health and education in its first competitive grant cycle for 2017.

These grants are provided by CFDC funds created by local families, philanthropists, corporations and private foundations for the charitable investment in the community: The Elizabeth Fenton Fund for Health, the Clarence Heckle Fund, the Betty Gesche Fund, the Theodore E. and Emma-Lou “Rod” Wiehe Fund, the Healthy Futures Fund, and the Common Good Fund.

The recipients of this competitive grant cycle include:

The Arc of Dunn County, Inc. – Launchpad home for young adults—$1,900

Center for Independent Living of Western WI—Routematch dispatch software—$3,750

Dunn County Historical Society—Summer children’s program—$1,700

Durand Swim Club – Swimming lessons for area youth—$2,000

Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Assoc.—Rice pantry for Dunn County—$4,000

Grassroots Empowerment Project—Alternatives to suicide facilitator training—$3,217

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts—Security camera support—$800

Menomonie Area Senior Center—Dining room chair replacement—$4,675

Soft Landing Transition Services, LLC—Housing, transportation and support services—$3,500

Stepping Stones of Dunn County—Supplemental food for Meals on Wheels—$3,000

University of Wisconsin–Stout—STEPS Camp scholarships for minority youth—$2,500