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Boys & Girls Club awards COVID-19 relief grants, United Way opens grant application process

Boys & Girls Club awards COVID-19 relief grants, United Way opens grant application process

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The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County announced Friday 39 recipients of grants ranging from $1,500 to $25,000, the first part of the $1.3 million raised by the club and its partners to cover the essential needs of local residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organizations receiving $450,000 in grants will provide direct relief for short-term needs, including utility bills, rent assistance, transportation, medical and financial hardship.

Each organization will receive 40% of its grant up front, 30% in 30 days and the final 30% once its work is finished and documented over the next 60 days.

Some organizations that submitted applications focused on long-term assistance, the Boys & Girls Club said, which the committee that considered the organization’s grants decided to forward to a separate grant process now underway through the United Way of Dane County, which will award the remainder of the money raised.

On Friday, United Way opened applications for grants of up to $25,000 for nonprofit organizations with programs in eviction prevention, homelessness prevention, food and meals for older adults and children, and flexible funds for other basic needs such as transportation, child care and utilities. Recipients of those grants will be announced next month.

Information about United Way’s application process can be found online at

The Boys & Girls Club awarded grants to organizations in the following amounts:

  • $25,000 to the Latino Consortium for Action.
  • $20,000 to NPC and FEED Kitchens; Relief Fund for Hawthorne Area; Nehemiah Community Development Corp.; and Vera Court Neighborhood Inc.
  • $18,000 to Today Not Tomorrow Inc.
  • $17,000 to Domestic Abuse Intervention Service; Porchlight Inc.; and Urban Triage Inc.
  • $15,000 to Greater Madison Resource Center; United Way of Walworth County; Project Home Inc.; and Sunshine Place Inc.
  • $10,000 to Lighthouse Church Madison; Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Bayview Foundation; Big Brothers Big Sisters Dane County; UW-Madison Center for Educational Opportunities; Foster of Dane County; Freedom Inc.; Independent Living Evening Meals on Wheels; Luke House Community Meal Program; Outreach Inc.; Southeast Asian Healing Center; The Hmong Institute; YMCA of Dane County; and YWCA Madison.
  • $6,000 to Madison Area Technical College Foundation.
  • $5,000 to Basic Needs Fund by AKA; Colonial Club Inc.; Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Community Center; Lussier Community Education Center; Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment; and Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin.
  • $4,500 to the Rape Crisis Center.
  • $4,000 to the Deerfield Community Center and Food Pantry.
  • $2,500 to Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children, and Little John’s.
  • $1,500 to End Times Ministries International.

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