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Cap Times' Evjue Foundation announces $539,000 in grants for Dane County nonprofits

Cap Times' Evjue Foundation announces $539,000 in grants for Dane County nonprofits

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Second Harvest Food Bank, shown above, is receiving $50,000 from the Cap Times' Evjue Foundation in this funding cycle. 

The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, has announced additional 2019 grants totaling $539,000 to 48 community nonprofits.

The latest contributions, added to $1,846,152 worth of grants made in the spring, bringing total giving during 2019 to more than $2.3 million, all made possible by the will of William T. Evjue, the founder and longtime editor and publisher of the Cap Times.

Major grants this fall include $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank, $50,000 to the United Way’s annual campaign. $35,000 for Access Community Health’s dental program for low-income families and $30,000 to Madison-area Urban Ministry.

During the year, the Foundation was able to help 132 area nonprofits, schools and arts groups plus the University of Wisconsin, which received $370,500 for more than two dozen projects on the Madison campus.

Following is the complete list of the latest grants:

Access Community Health Centers — $35,000 to help open a second dental program at its clinics for low-income families.

ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation — $5,000 in general support of the civil liberties organization.

Africasong Communications — $8,000 in support of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the State Capitol.

Arts + Literature Laboratory — $3,000 in general support.

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County — $25,000 in general support of the club’s activities.

Braille Library Services — $3,000 toward the production of books for the blind.

Briarpatch Youth Services — $10,000 for its Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.

Dane Buy Local Foundation — $7,500 to assist with efforts to steer consumers to local businesses.

Dane County Sheriff’s Office — $10,000 to support literacy for children of jailed parents.

Festival Choir — $1,000 in general support.

First Tee of South Central Wisconsin — $2,000 in general support of the organization’s work with children.

Forward Theater Co. — $15,000 in support of theater performances.

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium — $1,000 in general support to promote jazz.

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County — $15,000 in general support.

International Crane Foundation — $5,000 to support intern expenses.

Jazz at Five — $1,000 for the weekly concerts on upper State Street at the end of summer.

Madison-area Urban Ministry — $30,000 in general support of the ministry’s youth programs.

Make-a-Wish Wisconsin — $3,000 in general support.

Mellowhood Foundation — $15,000 toward its work addressing neighborhood issues in southwest Madison.

Middleton Community Orchestra — $1,000 in general support of the orchestra’s productions.

Middleton Outreach Ministry — $10,000 in operational support.

Monona Terrace Community Programs — $2,500 to help defray the expenses of Madison Maker Faire.

Monroe Street Arts Center — $25,000 to be used for arts scholarships.

NAACP of Dane County — $5,000 in general support of the association.

OccuPaws Guide Dog Association — $2,000 toward expenses for training guide dogs.

Omega School — $15,000 toward its Young Mothers Project, which helps provide education and career development.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin — $25,000 to support women’s health initiatives.

REAP Food Group — $20,000 in general support of fresh food access for low-income families in the Madison area.

Second Harvest Food Bank — $50,000 to help with food pantry distribution expenses.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul — $10,000 in general support of the society.

Strollers Theatre — $1,000 in general support.

Sustain Dane — $10,000 to support the organization’s work in achieving local sustainability.

Tellurian Inc. — $10,000 to support the organization’s work with people who are addicted.

The Capital Times Kids Fund — $8,000 toward the fund’s annual campaign.

The Daily Cardinal — $5,000 to support investigative reporting projects by the UW student newspaper.

United Way of Dane County — $50,000 in general support of the annual fund drive.

Vera Court Neighborhood Center — $10,000 to assist with the purchase of a van for the center.

VSA Wisconsin — $2,000 in general support of the organization’s work to provide arts programming for people who are disabled.

YMCA of Dane County — $10,000 in general support.

Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service Dogs — $2,000 to assist with training.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association — $20,000 to support the launch of a shared services network to improve the quality of child care in Dane County.

Wisconsin Eye Public Affairs Network — $10,000 to be used for programming.

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice — $5,000 to support advocacy programs aimed at achieving social and economic justice.

Wisconsin Newspaper Association — $10,000 in support of the annual Civic Games competition for students.

Wisconsin Public Radio — $10,000 in general support.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative — $10,000 in support of primarily business entrepreneurs of color.

Wisconsin Women’s Network — $5,000 to support the network’s annual symposium.

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra — $1,000 in support of the Music Makers program.

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