ANNOUNCING FALL GRANTS!
Art, education, conservation, health, and social services projects all received funding this fall from the Greater Sauk Community Foundation. Altogether more than $16,000 was awarded to 19 nonprofits in three counties – a new record for the Foundation’s fall community grants.
The recipients are:
- Al. Ringling Theatre, $1,000 for free master class for Baraboo High School music students
- Aldo Leopold Foundation, $500 for annual Art Discovery Day, showcasing nature-related work
- Baraboo Music Support Group, $1,800 for safer risers for middle-school choir
- Baraboo Range Preservation Association, $500 to sponsor 2018 Cabin Fever Lecture Series
- Baraboo Theatre Guild, $500 for Little Mermaid costume rental
- Boys & Girls Club of Baraboo, $500 to defray expenses of Pancake Palooza fundraiser breakfast
- Community Food Pantry of Spring Green, $900 for Knickers 4 Kids (new underwear for patrons)
- Dementia-Friendly Community Project, $500 for community education presentations
- Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail, $1,079 for bike repair station on new trail
- Friends of the New Lisbon Memorial Library, $1,000 for local history display case after renovation
- International Crane Foundation, $1,000 for school field trip transportation and education
- People Helping People, $500 for a washer/dryer to launder towels for Work Ready job training
- Reach Out Lodi, $1,000 for food and personal essentials at the community store
- River Valley Area Community Gardens, $1,000 for tools and supplies in new garden shed
- Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, $200 for new pillows and linens to go with new beds for residents
- Sauk County Health Department, $1,000 for foot care clinic
- Sauk County Health Department, $500 for children’s Seal-A-Smile preventive dental care program
- Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry, $2,000 for healthy food, nutrition education, and cooking classes
- Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, $750 to develop visitor app at former Badger Army Ammo Plant
The Greater Sauk Community Foundation is celebrating its 20th year and has distributed $3 million in charitable grants to local nonprofits since its founding in 1998.
The Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity established to promote charitable giving and encourage local gifts to serve local needs. Governed by a volunteer board of community leaders, the Foundation is based in Baraboo and serves Adams, Columbia, Iowa, Juneau, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon counties.
Donations to support the community grants program may be sent to the Grants Fund, Greater Sauk Community Foundation, P.O. Box 544, Baraboo, WI 53913. For more information, call 608-355-0884 or visit www.greatersauk.org.