2019 Grants Awarded Supporting Women & Girls
Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund has awarded its 2019 grants. Programs selected are a mix of new programs and existing ones having a demonstrated record of success. Most 2019 awards address an aspect of the Women’s Fund’s current initiative, Fond du Lac Says No More: Preventing Violence Against Fond du Lac Area Women and Children.
Congrats to 2019 Grant Recipients
New IDD Education Project| The Arc Fond du Lac
The Arc Fond du Lac received a $5,000 grant to assist in funding a project that will educate and raise awareness surrounding the prevalence of sexual assault and prevention efforts, as well as healthy relationships and consent education for adults with developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.
New Coding with Dot and Dash Program assistance | Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
This $2,500 grant to the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac will support the Coding with Dot and Dash program, giving girls in grades 3-5 a computer science experience to introduce them to a field that is largely underrepresented by women.
Emergency Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors | Solutions Center
Solutions Center’s “Empowering Women and Girls: Emergency Assistance” program received $3,000. This collaborative effort provides emergency financial assistance for domestic violence survivors and this grant assists the program in its continuation.
Sexual Assault Prevention Education | ASTOP
$4,500 went to ASTOP, supporting its Sexual Assault Prevention Education program in Fond du Lac County K-12 schools and colleges.
Green Dot Training | Marian University
$2,335 went to Marian University to enable a Marian staff member to be trained as an additional staff person in Green Dot’s campus version of bystander intervention training.
New Teen Girls Group | Big Brothers Big Sisters
A $2,500 grant was given to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac for a program that will help girls in our community. The grant from the Women’s Fund will go toward a new Teen Girls Group that meets weekly at Fond du Lac High School and covers such topics as personal hygiene, sexual abuse, anxiety, dating violence and more.
Parent Life Program | Badgerland Youth for Christ
Badgerland Youth for Christ accepted a $4,500 grant check. The grant will support the Parent Life program, which provides mentoring and community connections to parenting teens, aged 13-19 and living in Fond du Lac.
Literacy Tutoring & Classes | Fond du Lac Adult Literacy Services
Fond du Lac Adult Literacy Services received $4,000, supporting volunteer tutor training and workbooks and online program fees for learners.
Student Emergency Fund | Moraine Park Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College’s “Student Emergency Fund”, for Fond du Lac County women at risk of dropping out of college due to unforeseen financial emergencies, was awarded $3,500.
New Prison Programming | Journey Together Service Dog
The grant gift $3,500 goes to Journey Together Service Dog, which will fund a new program for women at Taycheedah Correctional Institute, teaching select inmates communication, job, social and leadership skills.
SMART Girls Program | Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac
Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac received $2,000 for “SMART Girls” for girls aged 11-16. It develops positive attitudes and builds effective life skills, including healthy relationships.