2017 Columbus Area Endowment Grants

Jeff Kanouse and Keith Loppnow present a check to Cori Denk of the Columbus School District for the Blessings in a Backpack program.

The Philanthropy Committee of the Columbus Area Endowment (CAE) has awarded seven grants in its 2017 cycle. Recipients were:

• Columbus / Fall River Rotary Club, $750 in support of Interact Project WASH (Water, Air, Sanitation & Hygiene)

• Columbus Area Historical Society, $750 in support of Past Perfect software

• Columbus Area Senior Center, $750 in general support

• Columbus Middle School, $750 in support of the Blessings in a Backpack nutrition project

• Columbus Parent-Teacher Organization, $750 in support of accessible playground equipment

• Columbus School District, $750 in support of mental-health training

• Redbud Players, Inc., $750 in general support

These grants were made possible by donations to the CAE general fund by local donors and Madison Community Foundation (MCF). CAE is an affiliated fund guided by a trust agreement with MCF. Since 2008 CAE has been a giving partner with MCF to enhance the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of the Columbus area, through charitable awards that sustain the quality of life of residents in Columbus, Fall River, and adjoining communities.

For the past seven years, CAE grants have supported such projects as Boy Scout Troop 99, Columbus Area Senior Center, Columbus school music programs, Columbus Community Hospital health-promotion programs, Columbus Parks and Recreation facilities, Columbus Public Library programs, Olivet Church community programs, Redbud Players community theatre, Rotary Park facilities, and Savanna Oaks Cultural Center.

Click here for previous grants [PDF].

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