December 1, 2011
The Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation has awarded a total of $34,000 to fifteen different non-profit organizations including:
- $500 to Madison Area Urban Ministry for support of one institutional visit between incarcerated mothers and their children through scheduled visits and recording incarcerated mothers reading books to their children.
- $1000 to Dimensions in Sound and Studio Orchestra for support of at least 22 concerts in Dane County senior living establishments.
- $1000 to Very Special Arts of Wisconsin for creating mosaics at two Madison elementary schools that will impact nearly 100 students with disabilities.
- $1500 to Northwest Dane Senior Services for the Senior Nutrition Program for homebound, frail elderly in need of home delivered meals and low-income seniors needing group meals.
- $2000 to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin for sponsorship of Mike’s Miracle Minute through NBC15’s Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger campaign. This will help raise 1.6 million meals to provide to those facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.
- $3000 to Waunakee Public Library for digitizing the Waunakee Tribune microfilm from 1896-2006 and making it available and searchable through newspaper archive.
- $1500 to Autism Society of Greater Madison for support of “Autism 101”, an informational program for parents of children newly diagnosed with autism.
- $2500 to Tri 4 Schools for funding of two youth triathlons in Waunakee and Middleton. All of the fees go to schools for their health and nutrition programs.
- $3000 to the Waunakee Ecumenical Board to provide Waunakee residents in need with contents for a true Thanksgiving meal as well as providing electrical work at Waunakee Food Pantry to support another freezer. ** They actually asked for $2000, but their whole project called for $3000. We decided to fund the entire project and give to those who really need it in Waunakee! **
- $1500 to Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired for program support to train blind and visually impaired employees on creating and managing an Information and Referral system for people experiencing vision loss.
- $1500 Common Wealth Development for their Youth-Business Mentoring program which provides employment and financial education, job placements, and mentoring to 135 disadvantaged teens per year.
- $3000 to Hope House Building Corporation for their program that enables young single women with a toddler or infant who are at risk of homelessness to enter Hope House where they will learn skills so they can live independently.
- $1000 to OccuPaws Guide Dog Association to help pay the costs associated with raising and placing guide dogs.
- $3000 to North/Eastside Senior Coalition to provide professional assistance for low-income senior adults to include accessing healthcare, housing, transportation, home chore services, and provide other support as needed.
- $8000 to Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society for the Henry Vilas Zoo Animal Hospital. $8000 will be given to the zoo every year for the next three years as a pledge for their new animal hospital.
And, as always, if you know of any non-profit organizations who you think the Foundation could help, please let us know and pass on the word to those non-profits. We will meet again in May to review more grant applications. Anyone can contribute to the foundation and 100% of the funds are given back to the community so if you are looking for charitable causes for your year-end donations, please consider the EMC Foundation!
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