First Round of 2016 Action Grants Awarded!

The Whitewater Community Foundation has concluded its search for worthy community projects and is proud to announce $16,307 in grants made through our inaugural round of Community Action Grants. The Foundation Grants Committee chose eight grantees to receive monetary support for projects that best advanced education, arts and environmentalism in the greater Whitewater Community.

· Camp Invention – scholarships for children to attend Science Technology Education Arts and Math (STEAM) camp in order to prevent the “Summer Slide” in education

· Downtown Whitewater – support for musicians at the new Whitewater City Market

· Kettle Moraine Land Trust – support for educational hikes and cleanups that teach our citizens how to be more knowledgeable stewards of Whitewater

· Rock River Free Clinic – Help with the purchase of medications for treating diabetes and other chronic diseases

· Studio84 – creating opportunities for Studio84 artists with disabilities to work on skills interacting with and presenting art to the public

· Washington Elementary – supplies to create a mural on the children’s playground

· Whitewater Parks and Recreation, Seniors in the Park – adult outdoor exercise equipment that can be used in Starin Park throughout the year

· Wisconsin Makers – support for educational workshops

Through the Whitewater Community Foundation, regular people can make a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors for years to come. The Whitewater Community Foundation board of directors was able strengthen the community with Action Grants to nonprofits using interest from gifts that have been entrusted to us. These financial and in-kind donations contribute to the success of our students, citizens, and ultimately the quality of our regional workforce. Investments in our funds are an investment in our community as we find big ideas that need a little seed money or efforts that bring the community together. Your contributions, every gift and grant – whether as a friend, an alumnus or alumna, or business or company – makes a world of difference. If you are interested in giving back to Whitewater community, please call 262-458-4088 or go to the “Contact” button on our website and send us a note.

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