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2017 Foundation Grant Recipients

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards for the following 2017 projects:

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County Inc.
BGCDC’s Wellness-for-Life Program
Program that seeks to inspire and and empower population with significant need to embrace healthy lifestlyes through nutrition and wellness workshops, age specific exercise classes and voluntary quarterly checkpoint with surrogates on health and wellness markers and medications.
Award $5000 (funding from 2016 annual event donations)

Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center
Gardening for Lower Income Youth
Project aims to teach youth the importance of excersice, outdoor activies and how to grow, choose and enjoy healthy food.
Award $2500

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
Reach Out and Read (ROR) Wisconsin
Will allow continued expanssion of program that is scientifically supported as an effective intervention to engage parents and prepare children to achieve their potential while also preparing clinicians to deliver high-quality literacy messages to their patients and serves as a developmental serveilence tool for examinations.
Award $10,000

GROW La Crosse, Inc.
Cultivating a New School Garden for Harry Spence Elementary School
School garden seed-to-table program that provides children in a school with significant poverty experiential learning opportunities to desmystify where food comes from and encourages healthy eating habits.
Award $2500

Ladd Memorial Hospital, dba Osceola Medical Center and Affiliate
A Holistic Approach to Childhood Obesity
Program that focuses on nutrition, wellness and physcial fitness while integrating family dynamics.
Award $4800

Madison Symphony Orchestra Inc.
Effective mental health therapy that allows for free-of-charge live professional musician performances that reduce social isolation and increase social inclusion for children and adults with developmental disabilities, special needs and long term illnesses.
Award $2500

Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation
Increasing Access to Advance Care Planning for Non English Speaking People
Allows for the expansion of Honoring Choices Wisconsin through coordination of translantion and distribution of advance care planning materials to Hmong, Chinese, Somali, Russian and Spanish speaking people living in Wisconsin.
Award $5000 (funding from 2016 annual event donations)

Memorial Medical Center Foundation
SANE in Clark County
Program will provide an important service for an unmet need to create a public service campaign and treat those who have been sexually assualted in Clark County.
Award $4800

Our Lady of Hope Clinic
Medical Interpreter Telephone Line
Program will provide language translation services to uninsured non-English speaking patients.
Award $2250 (funding from 2016 annual event donations)

River Valley School District, River Valley Middle School
Garden Gold: Connections In and Out
School garden project integrated though Life Science curriculum that includes research, planning, construction, composting and honey bee sanctuary.
Award $2500

School District of Onalaska – Onalaska School Gardens
Tower Gardens for 5th Graders
School garden project that provides soil-less, aeroponic tower garden growing systems to be used in 5th grade classes directly supporting existing science curriculm aimed at improving attitudes regarding vegetable consumption.
Award $2500

Vernon Economic Development Association
Bringing Mental Health Services to Our Children in Rural Wisconsin Schools
Program brings mental health resources directly to children in rural schools along with education and support for parents, faculty and staff and aims to narrow the gap between need and access.
Award $6000 (funding from the Charles W. Landis, MD Endowment)

Wisconsin Medical Society
Improving Opioid Prescribing
Provides required accredited activity for physician learners focused on opioid prescribing guidelines.
Award $6694 (funding from the PIC Wisconsin Fund)

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