Landscape photo by Gary N-ski Photography

Community Grants

Lodi Area Literacy Council received a LACE grant for tutoring materials, including picture dictionaries, workbooks and an iPad.

Lodi Area Community Endowment (LACE) began in 2009.

Through the generous support of donors, the LACE endowment has grown to over $293,000.

The following organizations have been awarded funds:


  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Bar Buddies
  • City of Lodi
  • Lodi Good Samaritan Society
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance
  • Lake Melvin Yacht Club
  • Lodi Parent Teacher Organization
  • Reach Out Lodi
  • Friends of MacKenzie Center


  • Lodi Elementary School - Assisted with support for the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports project.
  • Ouisconsing School of Collaboration - Technology, professional development, and field studies purchases.
  • Reach Out Lodi - Assisted with heating and cooling equipment needs.
  • Lodi Valley Chamber of the Ice Age Trail Alliance - Funding for “Art on the Trail” program.


  • City of Lodi Police Department - Community event, “Cops & Bobbers”
  • Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley - Merrimac Ferry Wayside accessible fishing pier project.
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance - Youth programming for the Summer Saunters program
  • Lodi Area Cross Country Ski Club - Equipment for junior ski team, trail signage and shelter.
  • Lodi Area Fire Department - Alert pager equipment.
  • Lodi Athletic Booster Club - Gym wall padding at the high school.
  • Maynard Schulgen Lodi American Legion Post - Purchase of two flag poles for the Wisconsin State and POW flags
  • Reach Out Lodi - Purchase of food, personal essential and school supplies


  • Lodi Area Literacy Council - Materials for tutoring including picture dictionaries, workbooks and an iPad
  • Reach Out Lodi - Purchase of tables and chairs for use in the Lodi community center


  • Ice Age Trail Alliance - Assisted youth programming for the Summer Saunters Program
  • Dane American Legion Post 503 - Materials to build a Veterans Memorial in Dane
  • Maynard Schulgen Legion Post 216 - Repairs and upgrade of Memorial Hall


  • Lodi Area EMS - Purchased back-rafts which are placed between patient and the spinal immobilization board.
  • Friends of Lodi Pool - Funded toward construction of new Lodi pool


  • Lodi Area Fire Department - Protective turnout gear
  • Lodi Elementary School: Summer Saunters Program - This program was designed to provide students with exposure to nature while encouraging physical activity.
  • City of Lodi - Spring Creek Walkway improvements were made to help beautify the walkway.
  • Lodi Public Library - Provided the community with updated literature regarding drug abuse.
  • Lodi Elementary School - Assisted in the purchase of iPads.
The Ice Age Nordic Ski Club was very excited to receive a LACE grant for $1000. We have a limited ability to raise funds for our local ski trails. We were able to use the grant for our youth and adult ski programs as well as trail improvement.”

–Dale Fanney, Ice Age Nordic Ski Club

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