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