The Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation is thrilled to announce we've been selected to receive a grant from the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund. The funds will used to support our popular $10 Friday Youth Nights, and also to expand our Junior Ski Patrol program.
A note from the CBAC Fund about the recent grant awards:
April 29, 2015
The Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund Awards its First Grant Awards
The Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund (CBACF), an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, is delighted to announce that six nonprofit organizations that serve Washburn, Ashland and Bad River have been awarded grants totaling $6,000 this spring. “It is absolutely incredible how much nonprofit organizations in this region contribute to our communities” said Mary Trettin, Chair of the 2015 Grant Committee. “They reach all realms of life in the Chequamegon Bay in ways that assist, educate, enrich and inspire. At the CBACF, we are pleased to be supporting organizations working to improve the quality of life in the areas of education, arts and culture, economic development, environment and health and human services.”
The six grant recipients include:
Alliance for Sustainability – Operations for the ReSource ReUse Store
Ashwabay Outdoor Ed. Fdn. – Friday Night Youth Program and Jr. Ski Patrol
City of Ashland – East End Community Garden internship
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua – Free Families Matinee Series and the BART bus
Northland College – Summer Camp for Native American Youth 9th-12th grade
Recreation & Fitness Resources Inc. – Home Base for North Coast Sailing Program
“This is remarkable. We have spent the last few years asking individuals, local companies, and foundations for funds. So, now with our first grant awards, we are able to give back – and the best part, we will be awarding grants forever to meet the needs of this region. ” said CBACF Chair Karen Ruedi Crowell.
The Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund was established in 2012 with the mission of promoting private giving for the public good. It was established by an operating grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. Their generosity allows all CBACF funds raised to be directed to a permanent endowment for the communities of Washburn, Ashland and Bad River.
“We are grateful to all our supporters who helped make our grant awards possible including the Otto Bremer Foundation, Pace Woods Foundation and all 250 participants in our Turkey Trot fundraiser and its major race sponsors, Memorial Medical Center and BMO Harris. We received financial help from the Great Lakes Inter Tribal Council sponsorship and the fees from all 75 grant writing workshop attendees. We have built a community fund by and for the people of this region today and for future generations. This is truly a testament to the community support of this region” said Madelaine Herder, DSACF Affiliate Officer.
The Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund is one of six affiliates of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF). Our affiliation benefits from assets of over $54 million. Since its inception in 1983, it has distributed more than $40 million in grants and scholarships and currently administers over 370 different funds, each with its own charitable purpose. To find out more about donating to the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund or additional information on our grant awards, please go to our website at: www.dsacommunityfoundation.com
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