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Madison Community Foundation awards $813,000 in grants to 22 local nonprofits

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MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Community Foundation announced Thursday $813,000 in community impact grants to 22 nonprofits, which brings the organization's total giving during 2018 to more than $2.2 million.

According to a release, the grants support race equity, academic achievement, STEM learning, entrepreneurship, reading and literacy, nonprofit groups, arts, environment and more.

The community impact grants help address needs in five areas: learning, community development, arts and culture, environment and organizational capacity building.

Out of the 22 grants awarded Thursday, the largest include $100,000 to Goodman Community Center's building and expansion project; $75,000 to Literacy Network to build a partnership with the new Madison College campus on the south side; $50,000 for the new Madison Circus Space on the east side; $50,000 for Madison Reading Project for a bus to transport free books; and $46,000 for Maydm to expand its immersion camps for girls and youth of color.

Others receiving grants include 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.; Arts + Literature Laboratory; CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc.; Madison Public Library Foundation; Sunshine Place; and Wisconsin Bike Fed.