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In May 2022, Endres Manufacturing Company (“EMC”) Foundation announced its semiannual
grants to area non-profits which provide essential area services.

It is always a challenging task to review such worthy requests for grant funding, and it is
encouraging to know that so many people and agencies are working so hard to make the
world a better place for all, especially during this period of physical conflict, pandemic
isolation, and education breakdown.

This Spring EMC received 35 grant requests, and is awarding 23 grants, plus four annual
grants to Dane County Cultural Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Waunakee High School
scholarships, and Art on Main, totaling $164,800, focused primarily on the areas of
education and physical and mental health needs.

Many agencies are collaborating. Sharing goals and strategies is beneficial. For the start
of the baseball season, a quote from Babe Ruth says a lot: “The way a team plays as a
whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the
world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime!”

Many agencies employ volunteers, which is not only serving their clients, but providing
purpose and meaning to the lives of the volunteers. A meaningful quote from writer Sherry
Anderson also expresses this perfectly: “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because their
worthless, but because they’re priceless!”
Please carry those two quotes with you this
week and share them with your team and volunteers.

Thank you for your positive impact. Never give up. Work together.

The grant requests awarded are:

Middleton-Cross Plains Schools – new stadium project $25,000
Madison Children’s Museum – Little John’s Kitchen Cafe $15,000
DAIS – Domestic Abuse Intervention Service – Security Support $10,000
Goodman Community Center – Kindergarten readiness program $10,000
Porchlight – shelter and job security training $10,000
Little Picassos – art classes for low income youth $6,300
Get Kids Outside – nature hikes/ed for race diverse communities $6,000
Wis Institute for learning Disabilities – Dyslexia aid and scholarships $6,000
Wis Youth Symphony Orchestra – Music Makers Program. $6,000
Children’s Theater of Madison – Young Playwrights Program $5,000
Down syndrome Association – Daily living skills training $5,000
Extended hands Food Pantry – pantry storage expansion $5,000
Literacy Network – English Training for Success $5,000
Madison Reading Project – books for kids $5,000
NewBridge Madison – home service for the aging $5,000
Specialty Care Free Clinic – Carpal tunnel program expansion $5,000
Rape Crisis Center – hotel stays for at-risk women $4,000
Make-a-Wish Foundation – gifts for critically ill children $3,000
Tri 4 Schools – swim, bike, run training for kids. $2,500
Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. – Coping aid for black/LatinX cultures $2,500
Dance Wisconsin – “Resilience” program $2,000
LIFT – Legal Interventions for Transforming $2,000
RSVP of Dane County – Personal supplies $1,500

The Endres Foundation grants cover a diverse array of focus areas: including education,
arts, human services, environmental and health. If you plan to apply for one of the grant
cycles in either May or November be aware that agencies in the local area are a priority
and the Foundation seeks to support new programs or projects rather than funding the same
agencies annually.