‘The Generous Home’ donates $1.2 million to 15 local nonprofits

Through help from donations of local businesses, the program is able to give funds to local nonproits.

Through a partnership with more than 40 local businesses, “The Generous Home” program is donating all the proceeds from the sale of a home to local nonprofits.

The Generous Home is a new program developed by Veridian Homes, a release says. The initiative aimed to build a home, sell it and donate all the proceeds to local nonprofits.

More than 40 local businesses (including Dave Jones Inc., Floor360, First Choice Drywall Inc., Hottmann Construction, LYCON Inc., Pharo Heating and Cooling, Temperature Systems, Inc., Spahn Excavating, B&B Laminates Inc., The Bruce Co., Madison Lighting, TS Masonry Inc., Electric 1, Zander Solutions and City Wide Insulation of Madison) participated by donating materials and labor that cost an estimated $275,000. Veridian Homes then covered the rest, including land costs, project management fees and unpaid construction costs, the release says.

Veridian Homes sold The Generous Home for an offer of $1.2 million which will be directly donated to 15 different local nonprofits. The funds are going to American Family Children’s Hospital, Badger Prairie Needs Network, The Beacon, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), Habitat For Humanity of Dane County, Hope House, Porchlight, The River Food Pantry, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and Waunakee nonprofit organizations (i.e. Waunakee Food Pantry, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, Waunakee Chamber of Commerce and Waunafest).

“This is such an incredible effort to be a part of,” says Matt Cudney, chair of the Veridian Foundation and vice president of operations-Milwaukee at Veridian Homes. “We are extremely humbled by the generosity of our trade partners who have donated most if not all of their materials and labor to assist us in building this home.”

The Generous Home is featured in the Madison Area Builders Association’s 2021 Parade of Homes. It’s located in the Westbridge neighborhood in Waunakee.

The home is 5,585 square feet with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has a two-story foyer and great room, a first floor suite, three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and a lower level with a bedroom, bathroom, wet bar, family room and workout room.

Among the recipients is Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, which plans to use the funding for its Skilled Trades Training Center. The center will provide young adults access to careers in skilled trades.

“The Generous Home has been one of the favorites in this year’s Parade of Homes; however, its biggest impact is what it is doing for our community’s organizations,” says Chad Lawler, Executive Director of Madison Area Builders Association.

The home can viewed during the Parade of Homes, which ends June 27.

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