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Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation Spring Grants

In early April Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation joined with other philanthropic businesses and announced a gift of $100,000 to United Way’s Dane County Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund. That gift pushed them over the $1 M mark, providing food, shelter, security, counseling, and safety during the pandemic outbreak. Now it is making additional grants of $88,750 to 11 other non-profits which provide essential area services.  Among the May 2020, grant requests awarded are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,000 – food, meals and family services

Centro Hispano, $15,000 – special needs for low-resource families

DAIS, $10,000 – extra security and counseling services

Down Syndrome, $5,000 – classes for special distance learning

Goodman Center, $10,000 – diverse emergency services

Independent Living, $5,000 – Meals on Wheel and food for elderly

Madison Reading Project, $5,000 – distribution of books for kids

Madison Children’s Museum, $10,000 – Discovery Kits for in-home learning

Newbridge Senior Center, $8,750 – special needs during senior isolation

Second Harvest Food Bank, $5,000 – increase in free meals and deliveries

St. Vincent de Paul, $10,000 – meat purchases for a month

The Endres Foundation is also giving it’s annual sponsorship of $1,000 for a “Big” to BBBS, $15,000 in its partnership with Dane Arts, and a pledge payment to the new Madison Youth Arts Center which is set to open in spring of 2021.  Construction is going well, and the Children’s Theater and Madison Youth Choirs are eager to gather in their new space.. as well as many other youth-arts education entities.

A sincere “THANK YOU” goes out from the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation for the diligent work done by area non-profits to make our world a better place, especially during this challenging pandemic period. We want you to know that we are sincerely grateful for your mission, your passion, and your diligence to improve the quality of life for so many people. If you know of any non-profit organizations that would benefit from our help, please let us know and pass this on to those non-profits. 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.  The contact for making donations is also on the website.