American Girl's Fund for Children Awards Grants to 26 Dane County Organizations

Aldo Leopold Nature Center is among area environmental organizations supported by the Fund for Children. Through the Wonder Bugs program children ages two through four, learn about the world around them through hikes, outdoor exploration, music, and more! 

American Girl’s Fund for Children is pleased to announce $237,525 in grant awards to support children’s programming in Dane County. The following 26 organizations will receive funding for their arts, cultural, and environmental programs:

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • American Players Theatre
  • Arts for ALL Wisconsin
  • Centro Hispano of Dane County
  • DeForest Public Library
  • Drum Power
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Friends of the UW Odyssey Project
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Li Chiao-Ping Dance
  • Little Picassos
  • Lussier Community Education Center
  • Madison Public Library Foundation
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Madison Youth Choirs
  • Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Education Foundation
  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens
  • Opera for the Young
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Performing Ourselves
  • Rooted WI
  • SciArt Services
  • Simpson Street Free Press
  • Vera Court Neighborhood Center
  • Verona Area Community Theater
  • Whoopensocker
  • Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center

2020 Grant Recipients

American Girl’s Fund for Children is pleased to announce $279,000 in grant awards to support children’s programming in Dane County. The following 29 organizations will receive funding for their arts, cultural, and environmental programs:

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • American Players Theatre
  • Arts + Literature Laboratory
  • Arts for ALL Wisconsin
  • Bayview Foundation
  • Children's Theater of Madison
  • Cultural Connections, Inc.
  • Drum Power
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance
  • Li Chiao-Ping Dance
  • Little Picassos
  • Lussier Community Education Center
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Melharmony Foundation
  • MSCR Care Camp
  • Odyssey Junior
  • Opera for the Young
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Performing Ourselves
  • Rooted WI
  • Simpson Street Free Press
  • Vera Court Neighborhood Center
  • Verona Area Community Theater
  • Whoopensocker
  • Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
  • Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

2019 Grant Recipients

American Girl's Fund for Children Awards Grants to 29 Dane County Organizations

American Girl’s Fund for Children is pleased to announce $404,875 in grant awards to support children’s programming in Dane County. The following 29 organizations will receive funding for their arts, cultural, and environmental programs:

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • American Players Theatre
  • Arts + Literature Laboratory
  • Bayview Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
  • Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center
  • Clean Lakes Alliance
  • Community GroundWorks, Inc.
  • Children's Theater of Madison
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance
  • Li Chiao-Ping Dance
  • Lussier Community Education Center
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Madison Youth Choirs, Inc.
  • Melharmony Foundation
  • Opera for the Young
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Performing Ourselves
  • PlayTime Productions, Inc.
  • Simpson Street Free Press
  • TNW Ensemble Theatre 
  • The Road Home Dane County, Inc.
  • Verona Area Community Theater
  • Whoopensocker
  • Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
  • Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

2018 Grant Recipients

American Girl's Fund for Children Awards Grants to 33 Dane County Organizations

American Girl’s Fund for Children is pleased to announce $499,150 in grant awards to support children’s programming in Dane County. The following 33 organizations will receive funding for their arts, cultural, and environmental programs:

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • American Players Theatre
  • Arts + Literature Laboratory
  • Bayview Foundation 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
  • Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center
  • Centro Hispano
  • Children’s Theater of Madison
  • Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens
  • Community Unity Arts
  • Dane Arts Mural Arts, Inc.
  • DeForest Area Public Library
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Friends of UW Odyssey Project
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Lake View Elementary School
  • Li Chiao-Ping Dance
  • Lussier Community Education Center
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Madison Symphony Orchestra
  • Madison Youth Choirs
  • Melharmony Foundation
  • Opera for the Young
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Performing Ourselves
  • PlayTime Productions
  • Simpson Street Free Press
  • TAPIT/New Works, Inc.
  • The Road Home of Dane County
  • Theatre LILA
  • Verona Area Community Theater
  • VSA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

2017 Grant Recipients

American Girl’s Fund for Children is pleased to announce more than $324,245 in grants to support children’s programming in Dane County in 2017. The following organizations received funding for their arts, cultural, and environmental programs:

  • American Players Theatre
  • Bayview Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County
  • Children's Theater of Madison
  • Community Groundworks
  • Dane Arts Mural Arts
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Girls Rock Camp Madison
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Lussier Community Education Center
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Madison School Community Recreation
  • Madison Youth Choirs
  • Opera for the Young
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Performing Ourselves
  • PlayTime Productions
  • Simpson Street Free Press
  • TAPIT/New Works, Inc.
  • The Road Home of Dane County
  • Theatre LILA
  • Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center
  • Vera Court Neighborhoood Center
  • Verona Area Community Theater
  • VSA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Book Festival
  • Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

2016 Grant Recipients

American Girl’s Fund for Children is pleased to announce more than $355,000 in grants to support children’s programming in Dane County in 2016. The following 25 organizations received funding for their arts, cultural, and environmental programs:

Kids at The Road Home of Dane County celebrate their arts activity using charcoal to draw a self portrait on canvas.
  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • Allis Elementary School
  • American Players Theatre
  • Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens
  • Children’s Theater of Madison
  • DeForest Area Public Library
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Friends of UW Odyssey Project
  • Friends of the Waisman Center
  • Greater Madison Jazz Consortium
  • Lussier Community Education Center
  • Madison Symphony Orchestra
  • Madison Youth Choirs
  • Melharmony Foundation
  • Opera for the Young
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • PlayTime Productions Children’s Theatre
  • Simpson Street Free Press
  • TAPIT/New Works, Inc.
  • The Road Home of Dane County
  • Theatre LILA
  • Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Inc.
  • VSA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
  • Wisconsin Book Festival