The Greater Cedarburg Foundation (GCF) awarded $102,754 to 12 area non-profit organizations as part of its annual grant cycle review in 2019. Recipients were recognized at the GCF Civic Event held on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.
“We are proud to support these organizations with funding to advance outstanding programs throughout the Greater Cedarburg Area,” says Mark Langholz, GCF grant committee chairman. “These projects will help make a difference in our community.”
Organizations receiving grants include:
• Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County to fund a new curriculum
• Advocates of Ozaukee County to purchase security equipment for their facility
• Cedarburg Art Museum and Society for capital project regarding chimney repairs
• Cedarburg Cultural Center for purchasing and installation of moveable display walls
• Cedarburg Friends of Parks and Recreation to help fund the creation of the Willowbrook community playground
• Family Enrichment Center for a capital project for windows at their facility
• Interfaith Caregivers to purchase items for health equipment program
• Mel’s Charities for purchase of lighting and a generator
• Ozaukee Family Services to fund a program within the Cedarburg School District helping girls address bullying
• Riveredge Nature Center to help fund its scientist and residents program in the Cedarburg Schools
• Town of Cedarburg to fund bleachers for fields at the new sports complex
• Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts to fund a project improving the safety of its parking lot
The Greater Cedarburg Foundation has assets of $5.5 million comprised of an endowment and donor advised funds. The foundation’s mission is to preserve the local cultural heritage, enhance artistic endeavors, and support educational, social and community-based services in the Greater Cedarburg area.
Since its inception, the Greater Cedarburg Foundation has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants to deserving projects and nonprofit organizations in the community. The grant cycle begins each year in October, when applications are available on-line at cedarburgfoundation.com.