Beaver Dam Foundation Announces Fall Grant Cycle Recipients

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation recently announced that over $17-thousand-dollars in grants will be disbursed to 14 Dodge County nonprofit organizations. Grants from the foundation are intended to provide seed money to organizations that have identified needs and have designed constructive action programs aimed at solutions.

Funds dispersed during their fall grant cycle will help a wide range of projects including youth, technology, outreach programming, health and family service, and education. Organizations receiving grant funds include the Transitions Resource Center, New Beginnings Homeless Shelter, Living Hope Food Pantry, Mayville Open Door, A Pay It Forward Foundation, Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA, Green Valley Enterprises, Bo William Hartwig Foundation, Friends of Dodge County Parks, Marsh Haven Nature Center, Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, Dodge County Center for the Arts, Kids and Mentors Outdoors, and Horicon High School Physical Education.

A portion of the funds during the most recent cycle came from the 2021 Good Karma Brands John Moser Children’s Radiothon. Foundation Co-Founder and President Tom Heffron says since 2019 they have awarded over $68-thousand-dollars to nearly 30 different Dodge County nonprofits.

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  • Transitions Resource Center – $1,500 to purchase mattresses, box springs, and frames. 
  • New Beginnings Homeless Shelter – $1,500 to provide food, transportation, potential housing, shelter, rent assistance, and other critical services to clients. 
  • Living Hope Food Pantry – $1,500 for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. 
  • Mayville Open Door Inc – $2,000 for programming such as parenting education, mental health seminars, tutoring, after-school programs, support groups, and more. 
  • A Pay It Forward Foundation – $2,500 to help low-income families and individuals with affordable towing and auto repairs. 
  • Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA – $400 for seed potatoes and bedding plants that cannot be grown in the greenhouse. Produce is later donated to food banks throughout the area. 
  • Green Valley Enterprises – $1,200 for shelving, storage, and age-appropriate items for the Birth to 3 Program. 
  • Bo William Hartwig Foundation – $1,500 for the launch of the first Dodge County-based children’s support group to help children suffering with the loss of a sibling or parent(s). 
  • Friends of Dodge County Parks, Inc – $1,500 for phase two of the Gold Start Memorial Trail, which includes a 10’ wide, non-motorized, paved trail. 
  • Marsh Haven Nature Center – $750 for a new display titled “How Big is Your Waupun,” which will be an interaction addition that engages visitors. 
  • Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre – $1,000 for the purchase of four complete wireless microphone systems to accommodate audience members who access the T-coil Hearing Loop System. 
  • Dodge County Center for the Arts – $1,000 for conversion of a storage room on the main floor into a greeter/volunteer work room. 
  • Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) – Dodge County Conservation Chapter – $500 for Winter Fun Day, which offers sledding, ice fishing introduction, snow walks, and lunch to benefit local students that are in need of additional mentoring, attention, and assistance. 
  • Horicon High School Physical Education – $1,000 for the purchase of 30 heart rate monitors that will be used for junior and senior students.