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FY 2007 Community Reinvestment Fund Awards

Aldo Leopold Nature Center - $1,000.00
“Campfire Gourmet” is a new project aimed at providing healthy snacks and snacking for campers at ALNC programs serving economically challenged middle school students.

Community Action Coalition of SC WI - $1,750.00
The Community Gardens program seeks to increase cultural and ethnic diversity among their participants by providing translation and interpretation services with this funding.

Madison Metropolitan School District - Dane County FOCUS Program - $1,000.00
The “Design A Garden” project will be provided for at-risk students to research, design, plan and carry out the creation of an organic vegetable garden, which will also serve the “Plant a Row for the Hungry” program.

Friends of Troy Gardens - $1,000.00
Internships at the organic CSA farm are provided a wide variety of experiences and their efforts benefit the organization in return. This money will be used as partial funding for the intern stipend fund and for printing and copying for special projects to increase fundraising and grant development.

Madison Metropolitan School District - Lapham School Community Children’s Garden - $625.00
This funding will assist organizers to purchase supplies/equipment and make needed repairs to the community and children’s learning garden.

Madison Arcatao Sister City Project - $1,700.00
Funding will be used to support a school-based visitor program with coffee growers from Madison’ sister city in order to promote sustainable agriculture and fair trade efforts in both cities.

Madison Public Library - Hawthorne Branch - $750.00
“Lunch Bunch” will serve homeless and “at risk” students with a six-week program over the summer of 2007 in order to provide education and awareness on issues of nutrition, reading and exercise. Funds will be used to support healthy lunches for the students in the program.

Madison Metropolitan School District - Midvale/Lincoln PTA - $1,500.00
The Midvale Elementary community-school garden seeks to secure the installation of a permanent water source in the garden with this funding.

Seventh Generation Energy Systems - Prairie Fires Bio-Fuels Co-op - $1,575.00
Educating the public and farmers on the subject of bio-fuels as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels will be furthered with the creation of an educational video with this funding.

REAP Food Group - $1,250.00
Creating a new and innovative way for schools to raise additional funding, REAP seeks to establish a new locally-based fundraising mechanism with the assistance of this funding.

South Madison Health & Family Center - Harambee - $1,350.00
A wide range of participants will benefit from the installation, planting and maintaining of a new community garden in this neighborhood program. Funds will be used to purchase needed equipment/plants and materials for students.

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