Grant winners for 2019 Cycle 2 announced
At their Nov. 4, 2019 regular monthly meeting, the St. Croix Electric Cooperative Board of Directors approved the distribution of $5,200 in Commitment to Community grant awards.
Each of the 25 grant applicants (11 of them first-time) from across St. Croix county and beyond received awards ranging from $100 to $300.
Funding for the grants come from a combination of a budgeted allocation and funds collected through SCEC’s Community Cents program, where members choose to round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. The average co-op member participating in the round up program donates $6 with a maximum possible contribution of $11.88 per year.
The mission of the Commitment to Community grant program is to demonstrate our cooperative values and local commitment to service by helping others in serving the unmet humanitarian, social and educational needs within our general service area.
Each application is reviewed and considered on its individual merits. Funds available and the number of grant applications received may impact the amount of the grant awards and the number of applications funded. Organizations are eligible to receive up to $500 per calendar year. Grant applications are reviewed by members of the SCEC Board of Directors twice each year at their June and November meetings.
2019 Cycle 2 recipients include (* indicates 1st time):
Assistance & Resource Center, Inc. (River Falls)
Baldwin Senior Center
Boy Scout Troop 148 (Hudson) *
Central St. Croix Rec (Hammond & Roberts) *
Comfort Quilters *
Friends of the Martell Schoolhouse
Girl Scout Troop 55368 (Hudson)
Hudson Area Youth Resource Committee *
KinniCroix Valley Girl Scouts (Hudson, River Falls, Ellsworth)
Moms and Dads against Meth, Inc.
New Richmond Area Tiger Sharks *
New Richmond Senior Center
Park View Home Guild (Woodville) *
Quilts for Kids & Families
Red Cedar Special Olympics
River Falls FFA Alumni *
River Valley Trails, Inc. (Hudson) *
Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund *
St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Fund *
St. Croix Valley-Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc.
St. Joseph Fire Department
Team Walk It Off for the MS Society *
Western Wisconsin Health Foundation
Windmill Piecemakers Quilt Guild