Press Release:

December 1, 2007


The EMC Foundation board members met in November to look over the 22 submitted grant requests, and the Foundation has awarded a total of $30,400 to ten different agencies including:

  • YWCA - $2400 to provide cribs and beds for families living in the homeless shelter
  • Monroe Street Fine Arts Center - $3000 for scholarships to students in economically needy families
  • Horizon High School - $3000 to support services for this alternative high school which provides a supportive environment for teens committed to being alcohol- and drug-free
  • Imagine A Child’s Capacity - $3000 for the expansion of their Creative Skills Builders Program, which promotes children’s literacy
  • Turn Around Teen – $3,000 to support their “New Directions” program which provides fee-waived services to low income youth
  • Common Wealth Development - $3,000 for their youth-business mentoring program which provides employment training, financial education, job placements, and mentoring to low-income and at-risk youth
  • Nehemiah Community Development Corporation - $4000 to support their program for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Hope House Building Corporation - $4000 to support the Hope House Program, which helps transition homeless mother with infants to stable, independent living through training, mentoring, and nurturing
  • Village of Waunakee - $2000 for fencing and refurbishing the village’s caboose. We will also ask them to come in to the shop and talk about possible donated materials for the fence
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network - $3,000 for an emergency shelter for homeless families with children

The EMC 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:

  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • Madison Symphony Orchestra
  • Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
  • Madison Repertory Theatre
  • Children’s Theater of Madison

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 and the things that our shop employees are passionate about! The grant applications can be found at by following the foundation link.


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