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Endres Foundation Announces $203,500 in Fall Grants

In November, 2021, Endres Manufacturing Company (“EMC”) Foundation announced grants of $203,500 to 18 non-profits which provide essential area services.

The seven Trustees met online to consider 34 grant requests. Also, annual gifts of $1,000 to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, $1,000 to Artists on Main in Waunakee, and $15,000 to Dane Arts have been made. And finally, the final payment of $34,000 was made to the Youth Art Center to complete our $100,000 pledge, and $25,000 will be given to match grant decisions made by the UW Philanthropy Lab Class at their graduation celebration in December, a class mentored by the EMC Foundation.

The grant requests awarded are:
Aldo Leopold Nature Center – $25,000
Badger Childhood Cancer Network – $8,000
Bethel Horizons – $5,000
Family Services Madison – $10,000
First Tee – $5,000
Girls on the Run – $500
Horizon High School – $5,000
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin – $5,000
Little John’s Restaurants – $25,000
Lussier Community Center – $5,000
Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens – $25,000
Madison Reading Project – $5,000
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin – $5,000
Ronald McDonald House – $5,000
Saint Patrick Catholic Church – $20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank – $5,000
Urban League Black Business Hub – $25,000
UW Odyssey Project – $20,000

The Endres Foundation grants cover a diverse array of focus areas: including education, arts, human services, environmental and health. If you plan to apply for one of the grant cycles in either May or November be aware that agencies in the local area are a priority and the Foundation seeks to support new programs or projects rather than funding the same agencies annually. We want you to both grow your base of donors and your impact on a positive future. $449.64 billion was given by U.S. philanthropists in 2019, and of that, Corporate giving grew by 13.4% to $21.09 billion, Foundation giving grew by 2.5% to $79.69 billion, and Individual giving grew to an all-time high of $309.66 billion. And it has continued to increase due to the needs encountered during COVID. We are fortunate to have caring, compassionate, and generous people giving our communities hope and optimism for a brighter future. Thank you!