The Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation gave $117,550 earlier this year in annual sponsorships, grants, and pledged promises. This month, they awarded an additional $43,000 to ten non-profits, and that (along with the grants given earlier in 2016) totaled over $160,000 in 2016 alone —-making a real impact on our communities and positively reaching many individuals. In this grant request cycle, the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation awarded $43,000 to the following ten agencies:
- Badger BOTS (Building on Talented Students) – $5000 to send the team to the national competition in Duluth. The team exists to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Dane County.
- Badger Childhood Cancer Network – $5000 to provide financial and transportation assistance to families of area children with cancer who need help with rent, utilities, car repairs, phone bills, car payments, groceries and other basic living expenses.
- Common Wealth Development – $3000 to support the youth-business mentoring program and the employment & financial literacy workshops.
- DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) – $2500 for a strategic expansion of the primary prevention initiative, MENS (Men Encouraging Nonviolent Strength) program into middle schools.
- Kennedy Heights Community Center – $2500 to support the Asian Outreach Education and Immersion Program.
- Lily’s Fund – $5000 to sponsor Lily’s Luau, which celebrates programs that increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy and funds cutting edge epilepsy research at UW Madison.
- Madison Children’s Museum – $10,000 to support the new initiative: Design to Move: Stair Trek, which will creatively design active play into Madison’s cityscape. This initiative will change the behaviors of children and families in Madison by turning healthy choices into exciting and joyful experiences.
- Safe Harbor Child Advocacy – $2500 to provide children and families with free trauma assessments after their Safe Harbor interview.
- Simpson Street Free Press – $5000 to help publish a series of special features, written by local young people, called On Wisconsin!. Key lesson plans will focus on exploring and writing about Wisconsin history and arts.
- Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation – $2500 to train Dane County nurses to disseminate information on safe-care for women. This will help educate women on successful self-care, provide women with routines they can integrate into daily life, and empower women to view self-care as a necessary tool to maintain good health.
If you know of any non-profit organizations who you think the Foundation could assist, please let us know and pass on the word to those non-profits. We are here to help better the community! Our next grant cycle will be in May and all grants must be submitted by May 1, 2016. Grant applications can be found at www.endresmfg.com by following the foundation link. Anyone can contribute to the foundation and 100% of the funds are given back to the community.