Madison Community Foundation grants $1.1 million to community school’s initiative

Part of the foundation's year of giving
Madison Community Foundation grants $1.1 million to community school’s initiative

Thursday was a big night for the Madison Community Foundation, when they awarded the largest grant in the foundation’s history.

The grant, worth $1.1 million will help continue the work of the Madison School District’s community schools initiative, including both Leopold and Mendota Elementary.

They will provide additional resources for the schools, such as family and community support, social and emotional learning as well as health and wellness.

The program was launched in 2015. News 3’s Mark Koehn and Susan Siman emceed at Thursday’s event.

The grant money will help the program continue through the 2023 school year.