2023 Winter Grant Award Announcement

February 22, 2023

Jamie Schloegel, Chief Executive OfficerBy Jamie Schloegel, Chief Executive Officer
Winter Grants Awarded

Our first competitive grant round of the year closed January 15; bringing in requests from over 20 local nonprofit organizations. Our grant committee and board worked together to award over $187,750 of winter grant awards that will benefit the nonprofit organizations, those they serve, and the larger community. We are thrilled to share with you the full list of grantee recipients.

If your organization would like to apply for a grant, the next deadline is April 15. Click here for more information!

Check out the full list of winter grant recipients!

Corinne Zielke Grant Awards

Organization NameProject DescriptionAmount Awarded
Village of West SalemYouth catcher's equipment$3,000
School District of La CrosseBatting cage nets & pitching mounds$3,600
Onalaska LegionNew helmets and catcher's equipment$2,019.66
La Crosse LegionEquipment & general season support$1,400
AquinasProtective field screens$1,961
Boys & Girls ClubEquipment & funds to help offset participation fees$5,000
Shelby Youth BaseballConcession & bathroom facilities updates$1,000
Brice Prairie BaseballEquipment, field backstop replacement & electronic panel upgrade in concession stand$3,930

Standard and Mini Grant Awards

Organization NameProject DescriptionAmount AwardedFund
GearUp, Inc.2023 Scholarships$10,000Standard Grant (project-based grant for requests over $7,500) from the Margery J. Stansfield Fund
Teen International Media Exchange18th International Youth Media Summit$10,000Standard Grant from Community Giving Fund
Gateway Area Council, BSAScouting Facilities & Volunteer Resources$39,340Standard Grant from the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund (field of interest)
Western Technical College FoundationWestern's Urban Green Space$40,000Standard Grant from Community Giving Fund
The Good FightUnrestricted support for capacity building$35,000Standard Grant from the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund (field of interest)
Giving Hearts ChoirGiving Hearts Choir$2,500Mini Grant (project-based request $7,500 or less) from the Gerald W. and Elizabeth M. Ostreng Endowment Fund
Great Rivers United WayBooks for Kids$5,000Mini Grant from the Gerald W. and Elizabeth M. Ostreng Endowment Fund
Sustainability Institute2023 Green Goose Chase$3,000Mini Grant from the Maureen L. Kinney Fund (designated fund) and Community Giving Fund
WI FIRST Robotics, Inc.FIRST Robotics Seven Rivers Regional 2023$3,000Mini Grant from Roland Beranek Fund (field of interest)
OccuPaws Guide Dog AssociationGuide Dog Placement$2,600Mini Grant from Coulee Region White Cane Club Fund (field of interest) and Alice O. Gordon & Viola M. Forshler Fund (field of interest)
NorskedalenTwo Trails$5,500Mini Grant from Community Giving Fund
Centering Onalaska2023 Flower Baskets$7,500Mini Grant from Harold E. Lemke Fund
Kids from Wisconsin Ltd.Forward Together from Stage to Table$2,400Mini Grant from An Anonymous Fund (field of interest) and Jenny and Tom Walter Fund (field of interest)
TOTAL AWARDED$165,840.00