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 â€œRodâ€ 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. â€“ Launchpad home for young adultsâ€”$1,900
Center for Independent Living of Western WIâ€”Routematch dispatch softwareâ€”$3,750
Dunn County Historical Societyâ€”Summer childrenâ€™s programâ€”$1,700
Durand Swim Club â€“ Swimming lessons for area youthâ€”$2,000
Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Assoc.â€”Rice pantry for Dunn Countyâ€”$4,000
Grassroots Empowerment Projectâ€”Alternatives to suicide facilitator trainingâ€”$3,217
Mabel Tainter Center for the Artsâ€”Security camera supportâ€”$800
Menomonie Area Senior Centerâ€”Dining room chair replacementâ€”$4,675
Soft Landing Transition Services, LLCâ€”Housing, transportation and support servicesâ€”$3,500
Stepping Stones of Dunn Countyâ€”Supplemental food for Meals on Wheelsâ€”$3,000
University of Wisconsinâ€“Stoutâ€”STEPS Camp scholarships for minority youthâ€”$2,500