NACF AWARDS FALL GRANTS TO AREA NONPROFITS
[Nov 2, 2023] – The Northwest Alliance Community Foundation (NACF) has named eight area nonprofit organizations as recipients of its 2023 Fall Grant cycle. Thanks to an additional grant from 100 Women Who Care-Polk/Burnett, NACF is able to distribute $24,145 to nonprofits with an emphasis on health and wellness for seniors (65+). The senior population in Polk and Burnett counties is escalating and brings with it a number of challenges to best address the needs of this age group, and NACF grants will help support current and future projects that impact services for seniors.
Grants will be distributed to the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Northwest Wisconsin, to develop the Burnett County Central Kitchen for meal preparation/delivery; the Frederic School District, for the Balancing It Out senior fitness program; Friends of the Gandy Dancer State Trail, for purchase of a motorized trishaw “bike” to provide recreational activity for Frederic nursing home & assisted living residents; Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County, for continuing to provide wheelchair ramps; Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County, for operating expenses; Larsen Family Public Library, to partner with ADRC for pop-up libraries at meal sites and sending library materials with meal deliveries; Luck Public Library, for chair yoga classes for seniors; and Webster Senior Citizens, for installation of a handicapped access door at the Senior Center.
NACF began to offer grant opportunities in the fall of 2016 and to date has awarded more than $145,000 to 50 nonprofits. Founded in 2013, NACF is a regional grass-roots organization serving northern Polk and Burnett Counties. NACF empowers people by providing learning opportunities, building financial resources, meeting community needs, awarding nonprofit grants, and helping individuals and families to leave a legacy. NACF is an affiliate of the St. Croix Valley Foundation. To learn more, go to our website at https://nacommunityfoundation.org/.