The Capital Times Kids Fund Grant Proposals Funded 2016

Youth Support Committee

YMCA of Dane County Inc. - $1,000 toward its Bayview summer outreach program.

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra - $500 to help support musical education for young promising musicians.

Forememory Inc. - $1,200 to support four young people from Dane County who have a loved one with Alzheimer's.

Boys and Girls Club - $1,200 to augment its existing academic programs, STEM for Kids of Color.

Badger Childhood Cancer Network - $500 to support children and teens who have lost a sibling to cancer.

Neighborhood House Community Center - $2,000 toward its collegiate mentoring program that matches 75 youth ages 7-17 with college students for support and self-esteem.

Bayview Foundation Inc. - $2,000 for its "learning through the arts residency program" serving 30 young people.

Mellowhood Foundation - $3,000 to support its 3 on 3 Street Ball League in partnership with the Police Department.

Urban League of Greater Madison - $2,200 toward its 21st Century Careers/REACH Summer Career Awareness Internship.

DANEnet - 1,200 to help the organization pair with Elver Park Neighborhood Center's girls group to provide a technology-based club that will serve at least a dozen girls.

Asset Builders of America - $2,000 toward its "Millionaires Club for South Madison" in which middle and high school students are taught how to achieve financial goals.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin - $2,000 for sexuality education and training programs for 750 young people.

Lussier Community Education Center - $1,500 for the "Team Build Up" program for low income youth.

Vera Court Neighborhood Center - $2,000 towards a youth leadership program that involves more than 70 middle school students in community services and civic engagement.

Simpson Street Free Press - $1,500 toward the Wisconsin Idea South Madison project to connect young people with writing, research and communicative skills.

Big Brothers Big Sisters - $1,000 to underwrite the BBBS picnic and backpack event before the start of school.

Carter G. Woodson Foundation - $200 to assist in the selection of a local winner in the annual talent hunt program.

Girl Scouts Badgerland Council - $1,400 toward camperships at its CampHERO for Girls to help them develop courage, gain confidence and build character.

Wheels for Winners - $1,500 to help with the expenses of providing up to 200 deserving low-income kids with bikes.

Tri 4 Schools - $2,000 toward its after school program designed to instill healthy habits for students of all ages.

Mount Horeb Youth Center - $1,500 to provide supplies to the center's project where students design "holtz-puppens."

Briarpatch Youth Services - $1,000 toward the Madison Street Team, a program that provides first-time employment for 25 14- and 15 year olds who have barriers to employment.

McFarland Youth Center - $500 to help with the expenses resulting from the increased use of the youth center.

First Tee of South Central Wisconsin - $1,500 to provide scholarships to low-income children to take part in the organization's summer lesson league.

Common Wealth Development - $1,500 to support the annual financial education workshops serving 100 young people.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - 1,500 for the museum's after-school visual art program.

KOJO Productions Inc. - $1,200 for its "Invisibles" project aimed at an awareness of the homeless situation.

Oregon Youth Center - $1,400 for the center's gardening project.

Child and Family Development Committee

Aldo Leopold Nature Center - $3,000 for its Families and Children Together program.

Bridge Lake Point Community Center - $3,000 toward the Young Writers Initiative.

Community Groundworks - $3,000 for the "Mindfulness in the Garden" program that serves up to 1,000 young people from lower-income homes learning gardening techniques.

Elver Park Neighborhood Center - $3,000 to underwrite the installation of Freenotes outdoor musical instruments.

Kennedy Heights Community Center - $3,000 for the center's after school programming for low income households.

Lussier Community Education Center - $3,000 to help with the expenses of the center's after school programs.

Madison Audubon Society - $3,000 for the Forces of Nature program at Lincoln Elementary School.

Madison Public Library Foundation - $3,000 to help underwrite "family fun nights" at South Madison Public Library.

Madison-area Urban Ministry - $3,000 for MUM's mentoring, family and reading connections designed to strengthen the bond between children and incarcerated parents.

Madison Youth Choirs - $1,000 toward the choirs' scholarship program to help low-income families participate.

Neighborhood House - $3,000 for its summer community day camp for children and families in need.

Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center - $3,000 toward the center's summer programs that emphasize STEM classes for children interested in technology and other scientific courses.

Road Home - $3,000 toward the Children's Activities Fund to provide structured summer activities for about 30 children.

Today Not Tomorrow - $3,000 for the "Babies Community Shower" program that provides care essentials to expectant women and mothers with infants less than a year of age.

Development Disabilities Committee

Autism Society of Greater Madison - $5,000 for a program to engage autistic children in creative and performing arts.

Easter Seals Wisconsin - $4,000 to sponsor up to ten camperships to Camp Waubeek.

Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin - $2,700 to help support a recreational/educational day for children whose siblings have development disabilities.

Friends of the Waisman Center - $3,000 to help support the Center's Children's Theatre that enhances the arts for more than 2,400 children of all abilities each year.

Jewish Federal Camp Shalom - $4,000 in support of the Camp Shalom Developmental Disabilities Scholarship Fund to provide full and partial scholarships at the annual camp.

Living Our Vision Inc. - $2,600 to support a project to address the isolation students with disabilities face when transitioning out of high school.

Lussier Community Education Center - $2,500 in support of Kids Café/Breakfast Club that provides much-needed employment for young adults with disabilities.

Madison Ice Inc. - $2,700 to help the organization's Adaptive Skating Programs that teaches skating to boys and girls with disabilities.

Student Impact Initiative - $2,700 to help support double-amputee Brad Hurtig's speeches at six public middle schools and high schools in Dane County.

Three Gaits Inc. - $2,700 to offer families financial assistance to take part in the therapeutic riding program during the summer months.

United Cerebral Palsy - $4,000 in support of Project Safe Teen that provides support to nine families by offering their teenage with a significant developmental disability quality care.

VSA Wisconsin - $2,700 to support eight artist residencies for children with disabilities that serve about 150 students between ages 3-17 in Madison and Sun Prairie schools.

Wisconsin Badger Camp - $4,000 to provide camping scholarships to disabled youngsters who would otherwise not be able to afford the $700 camp fee.

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