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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

West Bend Charitable Fund Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp.
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $2,000 grant from the West Bend Charitable Fund. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities, from Dane County, to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the West Bend Charitable Trust is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program.
    With the help of the West Bend Mutual Charitable Fund, 236 campers from Dane County will be able to enjoy outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Wisconsin Badger Camp brings a tradition of outdoor recreational experience to people of any ability or age regardless of one’s financial situation.

     “We truly appreciate this grant from the West Bend Charitable Fund,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “We serve a large number of campers from Dane County so we appreciate the West Bend Charitable Trust’s support of those campers and of our mission.”  

Monday, December 22, 2014

WBC Receives Grant from Ann & Leo Stoll Jr. Charitable Trust
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable Trust. This grant will go toward Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program for Grant County campers. The Campership Program financially supports individuals with developmental disabilities to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational programming that WBC offers.  This is the first time that Badger Camp has received a grant from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable Trust, Mound City Bank located in Platteville, WI.

 “We are very excited about our grant from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable  Trust in support of our Grant County campers,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “This is the first time we’ve received from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable  Trust and it’s always  great to gain new supporters of our mission.”  




Racine Community Foundation, Inc. Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp.
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Racine Community Foundation. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, Kaap Charitable trust is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program.
        For the Racine Community  Foundation, there is no greater purpose than to serve the needs of the citizens of Racine County. They remain steadfast to the vision of those individuals who established their organization in 1975, and carry on their mission.
     “We are extremely grateful for this grant from the Racine Community Foundation,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “We appreciate the Racine Community Foundation’s support of our mission and Racine County campers.”  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Grants Awarded by Crawford County Community Fund

The Crawford County Community Fund presented its 2014 grants on Tuesday, December 16, at the Crawford County Board meeting.  A reception, with the grant recipients, county board members, county staff, the Crawford County Community Fund Advisory Board, and other invited guests followed and included refreshments, locally grown and/or produced.

Sharon Murphy, chair of the Crawford County Community Fund advisory board presented the grants.  In her remarks Dr. Murphy noted, “We truly appreciate the continuing support of the Crawford County Board of Supervisors in helping us to build and to promote our work.  This is the 6th year that the Crawford County Community Fund has awarded grants.  With today’s awards, organizations that serve our county have received a combined total of $18,665. These monies are available due to the establishment of our Fund in 2008 and through the generous support of our donors.  We are confident that these grants, along with the over $14,000 awarded for flood recovery, have had and will continue to have a positive impact on the economic health of our county.”

The 2014 grants include:
·         $1000 to the Crossing Rivers Health Foundation – in support of the new Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center;
·         $1015 to the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc – in support of a collaborative migratory birding project with Ferryville Tourism;
·         $500 to Reality Check, c/o Wauzeka-Steuben Schools – in support of Reality Check, a financial literacy program;
·         $500 to Wisconsin Badger Camp – in support of camperships for Crawford County camp attendees;
·         $1000 to the Wisconsin History Foundation Inc – in support of the Villa Louis pond restoration project.

The Crawford County Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Established in 2008 as a permanent endowment fund for the benefit of Crawford County, the Crawford County Community Fund supports charitable economic development within the county.  Its primary projects include the grants program, a leadership recognition program and sponsorship of the Crawford Markets Care program.  The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin works with charitable donors in nine counties in southern Wisconsin and holds 15 community funds, 12 public school funds, and more than 530 additional funds established to match personal philanthropy with community need.  Donations to the Crawford County Community Fund are accepted to PO Box 13, Seneca WI 54654 or online at cfsw.org.  For further information contact Sharon Murphy (608-624-3409 or smm@fsmail.bradley.edu) or Barb Daus (barb@cfsw.org or 608-778-3344).




Photo caption:  Crawford County Community Fund grants were presented at the Dec 16 county board meeting.  Left to right:  Carol Abrahamzon, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc; Sasha Dull, Crossing Rivers Health Foundation; Karen Sjoberg, Wauzeka-Steuben Schools; Kayla Leibfried, Wisconsin Badger Camp; David Wilder, Wisconsin History Foundation.