The Board of Directors at the Community Foundation of Dunn County recently awarded over $36,000 in grants to 12 local charitable organizations in areas such as basic human needs, the environment, health and education in its first competitive grant cycle for 2018. Grants were presented at the Foundation’s Annual Luncheon on April 26.
These grants are provided by CFDC funds created by local families, philanthropists, corporations and private foundations for the charitable investment in our community: The Common Good Fund, the Healthy Futures Fund, the Clarence Heckle Fund, the Elizabeth Fenton Fund for Health, the Betty Gesche Fund and the Theodore E. and Emma-Lou Rod Wiehe Fund.
The Village of Colfax Rescue Squad received a grant of $7506 toward the purchase CPR manikins. Training approximately 200 community members and high school students in CPR a year using modern Red Cross manikins will provide the most accurate compression depth, rate, and placement to effectively perform these life saving techniques. Colfax Rescue Director Don Knutson submitted the grant.
Boyceville Community School District received a grant of $6128 toward the purchase of a 3D printer for its Science Olympiad Program. Boyceville has successfully participated in Science Olympiad since 1999, and the grant application was submitted by Boyceville Science & Math Teacher/Science Olympiad Advisor Andy Hamm. The printer will allow students to use technology to solve problems such as printing building jigs or printing needed parts for vehicles. The printer will also be used to enhance a variety of classes at Boyceville Middle and High School, including physical science, principles of engineering, and physics.
The complete list of grant recipients from this competitive grant cycle includes:
• Alano Club of Menomonie: Great Room Multi Media System, $776
• The Arc of Dunn County, Inc.: Online HR System, $2,500
• Boyceville Community School District: Science Olympiad 3D Printer, $6,128
• Cops 4 Kids Fund of the CFDC: Menomonie Police Dept. Cops 4 Kids Program, $1,000
• Community for Veterans: Expanded Transitional Housing for Veterans, $4,000
• Dunn County Historical Society: “Make It!” Summer Children’s Program, $1,460
• Menomonie Public Library Foundation: Wi-Fi Hotspots To-Go, $2,400
• School District of the Menomonie Area: MHS Swim & Dive Team Equipment, $2,500
• Soft Landing Transition Services, LLC: Services for Persons in Recovery, $3,500
• UW-Stout STEPS for Girls: Building Opportunities through Leadership Development, $1,446
• Village of Colfax: Colfax Rescue CPR Manikins, $7,506
• West CAP: Menomonie Farmer’s Market Outreach & Education, $3,000
Upcoming grant deadlines are June 1, 2018 for the Women’s Giving Circle and August 1, 2018 for the final round of Community Foundation competitive grants. Complete details and forms can be found online at www.cfdunncounty.org/grants.