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The Foundation provides funding through Strategic Grants and Responsive Grants. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.

Strategic Grants

The majority of investments are directed by the Foundation Board and are designed to create measurable impact in three priority areas:

  1. Every Child Thrives
  2. Healthy Living
  3. Social Emotional Development of Youth

Recent Strategic Grants include:

Church Health Services Pediatric Dental Access - CHS $49,000.00
Community Dental Clinic Pediatric Dental Access - CDC $25,000.00
Dodgeland School District Dodgeland Social & Emotional Learning Strategic Action Plan $39,475.00
Dodgeland School District Strive for Five Attendance Campaign $820.00
Jefferson County Human Services Community Response/Prevention Social Worker Action Plan $136,500.00
Jefferson County Human Services JCHS Grant Writer $3,394.00
Johnson Creek School District Whole School, Community, Child $24,054.00
Reading & Math/Wisconsin Reads Douglas School $10,000.00
School District of Jefferson WI School Mental Health Framework Implementation - SDOJ $54,800.00
Waterloo School District Scratch Kitchen Conversion $116,811.00
Watertown Unified School District Attendance Grant WUSD $2,898.00
Watertown Unified School District Creating a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement $34,000.00
Watertown Unified School District Playworks - WUSD $87,290.00
Watertown Unified School District WI School Mental Health Framework Implementation - WUSD $90,000.00
Wi Alliance for Infant Mental Health Pyramid Model Implementation - WttnDodge $30,780.00
YMCA at Pabst Farms Great Escape $18,000.00

Responsive Grants

Click here to view awarded 2017 Spark! and Changemaker Health Grant Awards, 2018 Spark! Health Grant awards and 2018 Changemaker Health Grant awards.

The Foundation periodically releases Requests for Proposals to invite partners to submit funding requests in our areas of focus. These projects are driven by community organizations, with GWCHF providing funding to support implementation of proven and innovative practices. Requests for proposals are communicated through the Foundation newsletter, Facebook and our website. Like our Facebook page and/or sign-up for our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming grant cycles.

The GWCHF serves the residents of Dodge and Jefferson Counties with priority given to projects impacting the communities served by the following school districts: Dodgeland, Hustisford, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Waterloo and Watertown.

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