(Editor's note, Jan. 21, 2021): The Evjue Foundation Board has decided that community needs related to the pandemic and the resulting economic fallout remain paramount, just as they were in 2020, so the board will be making proactive grants this spring and not accepting grant requests for at least the spring cycle.
To the Madison Community:
We want you to know that we’re making temporary but significant changes to our grant process.
Earlier this spring we recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic was changing the world and the lives of all of us in Dane County. Illness, closing of a majority of businesses and job losses were affecting many, particularly the most vulnerable among us.
As a result, in early April we set aside our application process and made large, proactive grants to relatively few organizations on the front lines who we thought were positioned to do the most to help affected populations. Money went to front line medical staff, food banks and other agencies performing important services for those affected in many ways by the crisis.
We met again in mid-June and awarded relatively small grants to another group of organizations from the spring list of applications that we believe were doing critical work in the community at this time.
We are suspending our grant application process for the remainder of 2020. We will not meet in November as usual to consider requests.
We will not be accepting applications. Please monitor this web page for changes to our process, as this will be the only location where information about changes will be posted. We are unable to advise or discuss individual organizations.
We know than many, many organizations look to the Evjue Foundation for financial assistance with their important work, and we deeply regret that we are unable to help this year. Thank you for your understanding, and for what you do. We hope the country, and our foundation’s operations will be back to normal in spring 2021.