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Community Foundation awards $141,894 in community grants

Metro Wire Staff

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin announced this week it had recently awarded $141,894 in grants to 26 organizations in Portage and Waushara counties.

The Foundation has granted a total of $313,133 this fiscal year to support programs and projects in both counties that align with its values and five mission areas.

Nonprofits will be able to apply for CFCWI’s Community Grants Fall Cycle starting July 1, 2022.

Below is a complete list of spring grant recipients. For more information regarding the CFCWI’s grants process, please visit www.cfcwi.org/communitygrants.

Portage County Grant Recipients

Boys & Girls Club of Portage County – Jefferson Elementary School Center
CAP Services – Mental Health Navigation
Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum – Operational Support
Community Friends – Annual Program Support
Community Partners – Better Together
CREATE Portage County – General Operation Support
Festival of the Arts – 2022 Festival
JusticeWorks – Shifting Gears Community Service Bike Facility Update
Mid-State Technical College – Community Outreach for Health & Wellness Promotion
Midwest Renewable Energy Association – Powering the Just Energy Transition
National Inventors Hall of Fame – Camp Invention STEM, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
ODC – Build-Out of New Location
Operation Bootstrap – Replace Walk-in Freezer
Playhouse Theater Group – Exceptional Arts Programming
Portage County Historical Society – Talking Points Historical Education Program
Portage County Literacy Council – Refugee Resettlement in Portage County
Samoset Council – Summer Programming
Sculpture Park – LIT 2
Stevens Point Child Safety Center – Operational Support
The Holly Shoppe – Computers for Holly Shoppe & Holly Shoppe Office
Village of Amherst – Building on Tomorrow: Nelson Park Renovation

Waushara County Grant Recipients

McCombs Bruchs PAC – Summer Children’s Theatre
Patterson Memorial Library – Remember Me
Poy Sippi Library – Promoting Creativity at the Library
Unity Recovery Services – Waushara SHINES Recovery House
Waushara County Food Pantry – Enhancing Food Support Services

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that inspires charitable giving by connecting people and resources to enhance Central Wisconsin now and for future generations.

For more information on giving back to the community and accomplishing personal philanthropic goals, please visit www.cfcwi.org.