Community non-profits receive grants at annual MACF awards

From Staff Reports
The Montevideo Area Community Foundation board: (left to right) Donna Krueger, Kayla Reiffenberger, Austin Hoehne, Chuck Vien, Scott Huntley, John Skoglund (front row)  Krystal Lynne  Shannon Olson, Todd Ricke and Lanny Brown. Not pictured:  Rob Dye and Doug Sebastian.

The Montevideo Area Community Foundation (MACF) hosted its annual grant awards event last Monday at Table 212. MACF awarded 11 grants this year, totaling $26,920. The following grants were awarded:

•Santa Anonymous was awarded $500 to help purchase Christmas gifts for 250 children.

• The Bring It Home project was awarded $570 to purchase special treats for the holidays.

•Thunder Hawk Care was awarded $1,850 for preschool, infant, and toddler equipment.

•The City of Montevideo/Montevideo Arts Project was awarded $1,000 for lighting for projects #2 and #3.

•The Chippewa County Historical Society was awarded $2,000 for purchasing a large vintage metal sign.

•The Montevideo Parent, Teacher, Student ASsociation was awarded $1,500 to purchase Thunder Hawk shirts for new students.

•The Chippewa Valley Youth Club was awarded $3,000 to pay for brick tuckpointing on the facility's exterior.

•The Honkers Baseball Association was awarded $5,000 for a baseball and softball fieldhouse.

•The Chippewa County Fair Association was awarded $5,000 for the purchase of mobility scooters.

•Montevideo Public Schools was awarded $1,500 to pay for the Kevin Locke Presentation and Workshop held recently. 

The Watson Honkers Baseball Association received a donation for new baseball equipment.
Patrick Moore, Tesa Maus and Kayla Reiffenberger with a check presented to the Montevideo Arts Project.

Since 2003, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to community non-profits. MACF's 30-year anniversary is coming up in 2023 and the foundation has set a goal of reaching a one million dollar endowment fund.

Chuck Vien writes out the checks for the presentation last week.