The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin announced that 20 charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling $270,000 in the first half of 2020.

By: Sue Nelson
Program Officer

9 JULY 2020

$270,000 Awarded in Community Enhancement Grants

[WAUSAU, WI, July 2020] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin announced that 20 charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling $270,000 in the first half of 2020.

Community Enhancement Grants address the tangible needs of nonprofit organizations, as well as new initiatives, that create a vibrant and livable community for all. These grants provide support for the arts, education, health, human services, and resource preservation – enhancing every area of life for people throughout Marathon County.

“Our board is dedicated to being good stewards of the contributions that have been entrusted to us. Being forward-focused, we diligently review applications and award grants to deserving nonprofit organizations that best fit the current needs of the community for a long-term impact,” states Ann Werth chair of the Community Foundation’s Distributions Committee.

The next Community Enhancement Grant deadlines are September 1 and December 1, 2020. Grants range in size from $1,000 to $50,000 depending on the scope of the proposal – and $280,000 remains to be allocated this year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with Foundation staff before applying. Visit here for more details.

Community Enhancement Grants Awarded to Date 2020

AMOUNT

ORGANIZATION

PURPOSE

                  1,126 Achieve Center Sound Technology: Audiometer
               10,000 Athens Advancement and Agricultural Association Athens Fair Grounds Electrical Safety Upgrade
               25,000 Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants 2020-21
                  6,296 Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area Boys & Girls Club Walk-In Cooler
                  5,000 Center for the Visual Arts Lumberjacks Love Computers, Especially Logging In!
               15,000 Central Wisconsin Off Road Cycling Coalition Nine Mile County Forest Mountain Bike Trail Improvements
               10,000 Central Wisconsin Water Walkers Community Dock Upgrade
               15,000 Children’s Imaginarium Children’s Museum Capital Campaign
               25,000 Community Arts Grants Community Arts Grants 2020
                  7,500 CWIMMA/NCWWDB CWIMMA Milestone Program
               10,000 GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau Believe In Our Build
               25,000 Keep Area Teens Safe KATS Initial Start-up (Phases I & II)
                  5,650 LuCille Tack Center for the Arts Art Gallery Refresh at LuCille Tack Center for the Arts (LTCA)
               15,000 MC United Soccer Club Artificial Turf Satellite Fields Capital Campaign
               15,000 Performing Arts Foundation Grand Theater Lighting Project
               10,000 Samoset Council Boy Scouts of America Business & Technology Center
               10,000 St Vincent de Paul Cabrini Conference St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Electronic Sign
                  6,733 The Neighbors’ Place Inc. The Safe and Healthy Food Pantry Project
                  3,025 Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Computer and Main Entrance Door System
               50,000 Wausau School Foundation Environmental Learning Center at the Wausau School Forest

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