The Greater Cedarburg Foundation Announces $114,300 in Grants

13 organizations receive funds for the 2023-34 grant cycle

The Greater Cedarburg Foundation (GCF) has awarded $114,300 to 13 area non-profit organizations as part of its annual grant cycle process. 

“Cedarburg’s non-profit organizations are vibrant and essential to the character of our community,” said Joe Rintelman, GCF President.” These projects and programs are examples of those extra things that make Cedarburg special. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support their efforts.”

Organizations receiving grants for the 2024 annual GCF grant cycle review include:

  • Advent Lutheran Church: To help restore the 100-year-old “Good Shepherd” stained glass window fronting Washington Avenue
  • Advocates of Ozaukee: To provide support for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence
  • Cedarburg Art Museum: To upgrade the security system at the Museum in order to protect assets and ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and guests
  • Cedarburg History Museum: To stabilize and beautify the creekside area adjacent to the museum parking lot on Cedar Creek
  • Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County: To help purchase a wheelchair-accessible van to expand the transportation program for elderly and disabled clients
  • Ozaukee County Historical Society: To purchase equipment to provide a climate-controlled environment for the collection and preservation of historical artifacts
  • Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department: To support habitat restoration and provide public access at the undeveloped Covered Bridge County Park parcel on Cedar Creek
  • Ozaukee Family Services: To build a “Book Nook,” a little library that will be located onsite and open to the public, offering both children’s books and resources for parents
  • Ozaukee Nonprofit Center: To enhance building security for the safety of the clients and staff of the 36 non-profit agencies that utilize space at the Center
  • Riveredge Nature Center: To support the restoration and increase accessibility of the Children’s Garden, an important resource in its environmental education programming
  • Saukville Community Food Pantry: To support capacity expansion for frozen food to accommodate increased donations of healthy fruits, vegetables and proteins
  • Town of Cedarburg: To purchase AEDs for youth recreation programming at the Korb Sports Complex and Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin Fields
  • Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: To help launch The Listening Project and Textile Library to document the stories of textile artists

“I am so grateful to live in a community where people care deeply about our history, the arts, education, and social programs. The generosity of GCF’s donors helps keep Cedarburg an amazing place we can all be proud to be a part of. Thank you to the many donors who continue to make grants like these possible,” said Katie Pipkorn, GCF Vice President. 

The Greater Cedarburg 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 $1.6 million in grants to deserving projects and nonprofit organizations in the community.