June 1, 2008
Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation has awarded a total of $20,000 to thirteen different agencies including:
Chippewa Valley Technical College - $500 to fund a scholarship for their Civil Engineering-Structural program.
Waunakee Girl Scout Troop 50 - $400 to support a walking tour of historic downtown Waunakee, whose proceeds will be donated to the Chamber.
Kids Against Hunger - $600 to support the 3rd annual Waunakee “fill” – which has the goal of packaging 120,000 meals. The cost of ingredients is just 10 cents per meal.
Waunakee Ecumenical Board - $1000 for support of the Waunakee food pantry and emergency financial assistance for community residents.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County - $2000 for the sponsor-a-match program.
Waunakee Public Library - $1000 to create a core collection of audio books in an MP3 format called “Playaway”.
With Wings and A Halo – R.E.A.C.H. a Child - $1000 for programs that deliver children’s books to kids who are in a hospital or crisis situation.
Independent Living, Inc - $3000 to support Home Share Plus, which matches an older or disabled adult with a younger person who provides some personal care, companionship, and housekeeping in exchange for free or low-cost rent.
Combat Blindness Foundation - $2000 to provide free eye care to the disadvantaged and uninsured in South Central Wisconsin via a free community eye care clinic.
Prairie Enthusiasts - $1000 for renovation of a barn to be used for prairie seed cleaning and storage, for maintenance and storage of equipment, and for education.
Partners in Preschool of Waunakee - $2000 for low-income children in Waunakee to have access to preschool programs.
St. John’s School - $5000 that will help fund new student computers for their computer lab.
Engineers Without Borders - $500 to bring light and electricity to a rural village in Guatemala.
Of the $20,000 that was given:
$11,500 went to organizations supporting Health/Human Services/Community
$ 7,500 went to organizations supporting Education/Scholarships
$ 1,000 went to organizations supporting the Environment
The Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation has also donated again to the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, and of the $15,000 that the EMC Foundation gifted, a portion of the contribution was awarded to the following organizations:
- Token Creek Chamber Music Festival
- Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
- Madison Symphony Orchestra
- Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society
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 are here to help better the community! The Foundation reviews and awards grants twice per year, in May and in November. 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.
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