Community Foundation awards action grants

The Whitewater Community Foundation has concluded its search for worthy community projects and announce earlier this week $16,307 in grants made through its inaugural round of Community Action Grants.

The Foundation Grants Committee chose eight grantees to receive monetary support for projects that best advanced education, arts and environmentalism in the greater Whitewater Community. They are as follows:

  • Camp Invention – scholarships for children to attend Science Technology Education Arts and Math (STEAM) camp in order to prevent the “Summer Slide” in education;
  • Downtown Whitewater – support for musicians at the new Whitewater City Market;
  • Kettle Moraine Land Trust – support for educational hikes and cleanups that teach citizens how to be more knowledgeable stewards of Whitewater;
  • Rock River Free Clinic – help with the purchase of medications for treating diabetes and other chronic diseases;
  • Studio 84 – creating opportunities for Studio84 artists with disabilities to work on skills interacting with and presenting art to the public;
  • Washington Elementary School – supplies to create a mural on the children’s playground;
  • Whitewater Parks and Recreation, Seniors in the Park – adult outdoor exercise equipment that can be used in Starin Park throughout the year;
  • Wisconsin Makers – support for educational workshops.

Through the Whitewater Community Foundation, regular people can make a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors for years to come, a press release stated.

The Whitewater Community Foundation board of directors was able strengthen the community with Action Grants to nonprofits using interest from gifts that have been entrusted to us. These financial and in-kind donations contribute to the success of local students, citizens, and ultimately the quality of our regional workforce.

“Investments in our funds are an investment in our community as we find big ideas that need a little seed money or efforts that bring the community together,” the release stated. “Your contributions, every gift and grant – whether as a friend, an alumnus or alumna, or business or company – makes a world of difference.”

Those interested in giving back to the Whitewater community are asked to call (262) 458-4088 or visit


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