Endres Foundation announces $203,500 in grants

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation announced grants totaling $203,500 to 18 nonprofits that provide essential area services in the areas of education, arts, human services, environmental, and health. The following recipients were narrowed from a pool of 34 grant requests:  

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center, $25,000;
  • Badger Childhood Cancer Network, $8,000;
  • Bethel Horizons, $5,000;
  • Family Services Madison, $10,000;
  • First Tee, $5,000;
  • Girls on the Run, $500;
  • Horizon High School, $5,000;
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, $5,000;
  • Little John’s Restaurants, $25,000;
  • Lussier Community Center, $5,000;
  • Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens, $25,000;
  • Madison Reading Project, $5,000;
  • Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, $5,000;
  • Ronald McDonald House, $5,000;
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Church, $20,000;
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, $5,000;
  • Urban League Black Business Hub, $25,000; and
  • UW Odyssey Project, $20,000.   

In addition to the grants, annual gifts were given to: Big Brothers and Big Sisters ($1,000); Artists on Main in Waunakee ($1,000); and Dane Arts ($15,000). A final payment of $34,000 to the Youth Art Center was made to complete a $100,000 pledge, and $25,000 was promised to the UW Philanthropy Lab Class at their graduation celebration in December.