The Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation met in November to review grant requests,
and the Foundation has awarded a total of $41,200 to eleven different agencies including:
• Intermediate School in Waunakee – $1000 to create a mural at the entrance of the
• Junior Achievement – $1500 for their Dane County Financial Literacy Initiative, which
helps high school students learn how to live within a budget, be smart consumers,
and good managers of their personal finance regardless of their income.
• Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – $2500 to support their Activate! program and offer this
program as a subsidized event for low-income girls and their families.
• Children’s Theater of Madison – $2500 for the Young Playwrights program (an artsin-
schools partnership with Waunakee High School, four Madison high schools, and,
two middle schools in Middleton). This program fosters self-expression, creativity,
and confidence through playwriting.
• Grand Spruce Partners in Education – $5000 to sponsor a book giveaway program,
in which each student at Grand Avenue & Bridges Elementary School will receive a
new free book of their choosing, to help improve literacy.
• West Madison Little League – $2500 to support the Challenger League – a baseball
league for children with disabilities.
• Prairie Elementary School in Waunakee – $3200 to purchase books for their Little
Free Library and also build and install 3 additional “Little Free Libraries” in the
Prairie garden areas.
• Rape Crisis Center – $3000 for the GameChangers Project – a prevention initiative in
which they engage high school students in a project designed to challenge
expectations of boys and men and their entitlement to women.
• Badger Childhood Cancer Network – $5000 to go towards their financial assistance
program, which will help serve more families facing dire financial situations that can
ultimately result in the loss of the family home, utility disconnection, and food
• Healthy Kids Collaborative – $2500 to support their 18 month Community of
Learning program to three school districts. This provides technical assistance to
schools serving vulnerable populations, and strategically addresses the health
inequalities that exist around obesity.
• Schumacher Farm – $12,500, with an additional $12,500 pledged for next year to
help build The Center for Rural History. The Center will provide office, meeting,
workshop as well as a museum space to display artifacts and a common area for
hosting group gatherings and indoor educational programs.
The Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation has awarded a grand total of $140,450 for
2015. The Foundation would like to extend its profound thanks to our two trustees who will be
moving off the board – Bob Kopp and Cari Joseph, thanks for all your hard work and years of
serving on the board of trustees.
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