MADISON, Wis. (November 12, 2020) – A total of 27 area nonprofit organizations have received community grants totaling $80,140 from Alliant Energy’s Foundation.
“The services and programs our nonprofit partners provide are needed now more than ever,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “We are proud to support these organizations through our grants program. The entire community benefits when we work together and find creative opportunities that help make life better for others.”
The grants fund projects in four key areas, which resonate with Alliant Energy’s core values.
- Hunger and Housing
- Workforce Readiness
- Environmental Stewardship
- Diversity, Safety and Wellbeing
These community grants to Madison area organizations are among 139 awarded by Alliant Energy’s Foundation for the fall grant cycle, totaling over $345,000.
|Groundswell Conservancy Inc.||$4,500||Water access for farmers of color||Fitchburg|
|AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin||$2,000||Increasing food and nutrition services during COVID-19||Madison|
|American National Red Cross||$7,500||Disaster Relief Ready 365||Madison|
|Career Learning and Employment Center for Veterans with Disabilities Inc. (CLEC)||$2,500||Creating self-sustainable Wisconsin veterans through job readiness support||Madison|
|Carter G. Woodson Scholarship & Community Service Foundation Inc.||$1,500||Mentoring program for African American Middle School boys||Madison|
|Catholic Charities Inc., Diocese of Madison||$5,000||The Beacon Homeless Day Resource Center (“The Beacon”)||Madison|
|conNEXTions Inc.||$2,000||conNEXTions Program||Madison|
|East Madison Community Center Inc.||$3,000||Academic improvement through minority mentors||Madison|
|Economic Justice Institute Inc.||$3,500||LIFT Dane’s Driver’s License Reinstatement Fund||Madison|
|Foundation for Rural Housing Inc.||$3,000||Front-line and Essential Worker Support Program||Madison|
|Irwin A and Robert D Goodman Community Center Inc.||$2,500||Emergency pandemic food pantry assistance||Madison|
|Literacy Network Inc.||$2,000||Community literacy for adult learners||Madison|
|Madison Area Children’s Dyslexia Center||$2,000||Materials for one-on-one tutoring for children with dyslexia||Madison|
|Madison Public Library Foundation||$3,500||Remote printing at Madison Public Library||Madison|
|Olbrich Botanical Society Inc.||$1,000||Learn & Play Together Education Program||Madison|
|Pheasants Forever Inc.||$3,000||Environmental conservation on working lands in Wisconsin||Madison|
|Root to Rise Inc.||$2,500||Root to Rise Mentoring Program||Madison|
|Sustain Dane Inc.||$2,000||Sustain Dane Sustainability Stories: Youth Leaders Speak on Environment and Equity||Madison|
|The District Council of Madison Inc. – Society of St. Vincent de Paul||$2,000||Combatting food insecurity in Dane County during COVID-19 pandemic||Madison|
|The Wisconsin FFA Foundation Inc.||$5,000||Star Mission Partner Program||Madison|
|Wisconsin Council on Economic Education Inc.||$2,000||Financial Education Through the Stock Market Game||Madison|
|Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association||$3,000||Engineering Summer Program||Madison|
|Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association||$3,500||UW-Madison Engineering Expo 2020||Madison|
|Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association||$2,140||Energy Education Camp Goes Virtual||Madison|
|Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association||$4,000||Latino Youth Summit||Madison|
|Dane County Library Service||$2,000||The Dream Bus||Sun Prairie|
|Simpson Street Free Press Inc.||$3,500||The Science of Wisconsin’s Environment: Environmental Stewardship and Education||Verona|
In 2020, Alliant Energy’s Foundation provided over $895,000 to 376 organizations through its Community Grants Program. In addition, its annual Drive Out Hunger event generated $385,000 for seven food banks, enough to purchase 1.15 million meals for local families.
Grants and donations are funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners.
For more information about Alliant Energy’s Foundation, visit www.alliantenergy.com/foundation.