More than five dozen local non-profits receive funding through Dane Co. grant program

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Mark Lennihan

MADISON, Wis. — More than five dozen local organizations are getting a financial boost thanks to a grant program that aims to support groups working to provide services to underserved communities.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the grant program was launched to provide relief to local non-profits in light of the pandemic.

“Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, local non-profits have worked tirelessly to support our community and deliver services under unprecedented circumstances,” Parisi said. “These grants will help our local non-profits recover from the impacts of the ongoing pandemic and boost their ability to support underserved communities. We congratulate the recipients and thank them for their commitment to serve the Dane County community.”

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The program is funded by money the county received from the American Rescue Plan Act. Each of the 66 non-profits chosen will receive one-time grants. Grant allocations ranged from $50,000 to $250,301.

Parisi said smaller, emerging organizations that serve low-income communities and individuals that also didn’t get prior COVID relief were given priority.

The grant program was first announced in May.

The following organizations received grants:

  • SSM Health at Home – $75,000
    Focus: meals for seniors
  • Community Organizations Promoting the Arts – $50,000
    Focus: youth support
  • Sunny Side Development, Ltd – $50,000
    Focus: utility support
  • Community Agency Bridging the Gap – $150,000
    Focus: family support
  • Operation Straighten-Up – $50,000
    Focus: basic needs / seniors
  • EOTO Culturally Rooted – $150,000
    Focus: linkage / mental health
  • YAFA: Yoga Accessible for All – $65,000
    Focus: mental health impacts
  • North Eastside Youth Basketball – $50,000
    Focus: youth support
  • MACH OneHealth – $150,000
    Focus: housing support
  • Occupy Madison, Inc. – $150,000
    Focus: housing support
  • Open Doors For Refugees – $60,000
  • Root To Rise, Inc. – $150,000
    Focus: academic support
  • Madison Area Community Land Trust – $150,000
    Focus: sustainable housing
  • Families Back to the Table, Inc. – $150,000
    Focus: food security
  • Allied Wellness Center – $70,000
  • Connecting The Dots with Mattie Inc. – $150,000
    Focus: housing impact
  • Extended Hands Pantry – $80,000
    Focus: food distribution
  • Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin – $50,000
    Focus: client linkage / support
  • Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: transportation needs
  • FOSTER of Dane County, Inc. – $91,435
    Focus: basic needs
  • McFarland Youth Center – $50,000
    Focus: youth support
  • The Arc-Dane County – $65,000
    Focus: support for isolated IDD adults
  • Southeast Asian Healing Center – $150,000
    Focus: mental health in Hmong community
  • The Hmong Institute – $250,301
    Focus: basic needs, transportation, linkage, etc. for Southeast Asian community
  • Progress Center for Black Women – $150,000
    Focus: basic needs, support for BIPOC women
  • Friends of Stoughton Area Youth Center – $65,000
    Focus: youth support
  • JFMJ Academy, Inc. – $150,000
    Focus: basic needs
  • Neighborhood House Community Center – $55,000
    Focus: food security, basic needs
  • CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: youth support
  • Deerfield Community Center, Inc. – $65,000
    Focus: basic needs / youth support
  • Omega School, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: virtual learning
  • Elver Park Neighborhood Center, operated by Wisconsin Youth Company – $50,000
    Focus: youth support
  • 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. – $78,424
    Focus: basic needs / youth support
  • Encore Studio for the Performing Arts, Inc. – $75,000
    Focus: disability support
  • Living Our Visions, Inc. – $69,540
    Focus: support for Latinx community
  • Kennedy Heights Community Center – $55,900
    Focus: basic needs
  • Outreach, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: basic needs / seniors
  • Affordable Dental Care Inc. – $64,700
    Focus: health support
  • More Smiles Wisconsin, Inc. – $64,700
    Focus: health support
  • Latino Academy of Workforce Development – $150,000
    Focus: basic needs, translation, linkage for Latinx community
  • Project Home – $50,000
    Focus: basic needs
  • Forward Learning Youth and Young Adults – $50,000
    Focus: basic needs, linkage, mental health support
  • Tenant Resource Center – $50,000
    Focus: housing impact
  • Jessie Crawford Recovery Center – $50,000
    Focus: AODA support
  • Big Oak Child Care Center – $50,000
    Focus: childcare
  • Families and Schools Together, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: family support
  • The Rainbow Project, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: safety supplies, mental health support
  • Bayview Foundation – $50,000
    Focus: support Hmong community
  • Middleton Outreach Ministry – $50,000
    Focus: housing, basic needs, food
  • Movin’ Out, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: housing stability for the disabled
  • Chrysalis – $50,000
    Focus: mental health support
  • Literacy Network – $50,000
    Focus: community resources
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County – $50,000
    Focus: youth support
  • Madison-Area Urban Ministry d/b/a JustDane – $50,000
    Focus: resource navigation / family support
  • The Road Home Dane County – $50,000
    Focus: housing impact
  • Operation Fresh Start – $50,000
    Focus: youth employment support
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services – $50,000
    Focus: safety text line access
  • Community Action Coalition for South-Central Wisconsin – $50,000
    Focus: household supplies
  • Porchlight, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: health, food
  • YWCA Madison, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: basic needs, transportation
  • The River Food Pantry – $50,000
    Focus: food security
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County – $50,000
    Focus: outreach, food security
  • The Salvation Army – $50,000
    Focus: housing stability
  • Goodman Community Center – $50,000
    Focus: older adult services
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) – $50,000
    Focus: childcare
  • RISE Wisconsin, Inc. – $50,000
    Focus: mental health impacts