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More than five dozen local non-profits receive funding through Dane Co. grant program

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MADISON, Wis. — More than five dozen local organizations are getting a financial boost thanks to a grant program that aims to support groups working to provide services to underserved communities.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the grant program was launched to provide relief to local non-profits in light of the pandemic.

“Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, local non-profits have worked tirelessly to support our community and deliver services under unprecedented circumstances,” Parisi said. “These grants will help our local non-profits recover from the impacts of the ongoing pandemic and boost their ability to support underserved communities. We congratulate the recipients and thank them for their commitment to serve the Dane County community.”

The program is funded by money the county received from the American Rescue Plan Act. Each of the 66 non-profits chosen will receive one-time grants. Grant allocations ranged from $50,000 to $250,301.

Parisi said smaller, emerging organizations that serve low-income communities and individuals that also didn’t get prior COVID relief were given priority.

The grant program was first announced in May.

The following organizations received grants:

SSM Health at Home – $75,000

Focus: meals for seniors

Community Organizations Promoting the Arts – $50,000

Focus: youth support

Sunny Side Development, Ltd – $50,000

Focus: utility support

Community Agency Bridging the Gap – $150,000

Focus: family support

Operation Straighten-Up – $50,000

Focus: basic needs / seniors

EOTO Culturally Rooted – $150,000

Focus: linkage / mental health

YAFA: Yoga Accessible for All – $65,000

Focus: mental health impacts

North Eastside Youth Basketball – $50,000

Focus: youth support

MACH OneHealth – $150,000

Focus: housing support

Occupy Madison, Inc. – $150,000

Focus: housing support

Open Doors For Refugees – $60,000

Root To Rise, Inc. – $150,000

Focus: academic support

Madison Area Community Land Trust – $150,000

Focus: sustainable housing

Families Back to the Table, Inc. – $150,000

Focus: food security

Allied Wellness Center – $70,000

Connecting The Dots with Mattie Inc. – $150,000

Focus: housing impact

Extended Hands Pantry – $80,000

Focus: food distribution

Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin – $50,000

Focus: client linkage / support

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: transportation needs

FOSTER of Dane County, Inc. – $91,435

Focus: basic needs

McFarland Youth Center – $50,000

Focus: youth support

The Arc-Dane County – $65,000

Focus: support for isolated IDD adults

Southeast Asian Healing Center – $150,000

Focus: mental health in Hmong community

The Hmong Institute – $250,301

Focus: basic needs, transportation, linkage, etc. for Southeast Asian community

Progress Center for Black Women – $150,000

Focus: basic needs, support for BIPOC women

Friends of Stoughton Area Youth Center – $65,000

Focus: youth support

JFMJ Academy, Inc. – $150,000

Focus: basic needs

Neighborhood House Community Center – $55,000

Focus: food security, basic needs

CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: youth support

Deerfield Community Center, Inc. – $65,000

Focus: basic needs / youth support

Omega School, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: virtual learning

Elver Park Neighborhood Center, operated by Wisconsin Youth Company – $50,000

Focus: youth support

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. – $78,424

Focus: basic needs / youth support

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts, Inc. – $75,000

Focus: disability support

Living Our Visions, Inc. – $69,540

Focus: support for Latinx community

Kennedy Heights Community Center – $55,900

Focus: basic needs

Outreach, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: basic needs / seniors

Affordable Dental Care Inc. – $64,700

Focus: health support

More Smiles Wisconsin, Inc. – $64,700

Focus: health support

Latino Academy of Workforce Development – $150,000

Focus: basic needs, translation, linkage for Latinx community

Project Home – $50,000

Focus: basic needs

Forward Learning Youth and Young Adults – $50,000

Focus: basic needs, linkage, mental health support

Tenant Resource Center – $50,000

Focus: housing impact

Jessie Crawford Recovery Center – $50,000

Focus: AODA support

Big Oak Child Care Center – $50,000

Focus: childcare

Families and Schools Together, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: family support

The Rainbow Project, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: safety supplies, mental health support

Bayview Foundation – $50,000

Focus: support Hmong community

Middleton Outreach Ministry – $50,000

Focus: housing, basic needs, food

Movin’ Out, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: housing stability for the disabled

Chrysalis – $50,000

Focus: mental health support

Literacy Network – $50,000

Focus: community resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County – $50,000

Focus: youth support

Madison-Area Urban Ministry d/b/a JustDane – $50,000

Focus: resource navigation / family support

The Road Home Dane County – $50,000

Focus: housing impact

Operation Fresh Start – $50,000

Focus: youth employment support

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services – $50,000

Focus: safety text line access

Community Action Coalition for South-Central Wisconsin – $50,000

Focus: household supplies

Porchlight, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: health, food

YWCA Madison, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: basic needs, transportation

The River Food Pantry – $50,000

Focus: food security

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County – $50,000

Focus: outreach, food security

The Salvation Army – $50,000

Focus: housing stability

Goodman Community Center – $50,000

Focus: older adult services

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) – $50,000

Focus: childcare

RISE Wisconsin, Inc. – $50,000

Focus: mental health impacts