Upon concluding its final 2023 Board of Directors quarterly meeting, the Greywolf Foundation has recently made contributions to 10 charitable endeavors, including seven new organizations. Since its inception in 2021, the Greywolf Foundation has given over $210,000 to assist more than 80 different local charitable organizations and efforts.
As winter can be harsh in Wisconsin, the Greywolf Foundation is contributing to the efforts of the Wisconsin Youth Company to obtain winter clothing for the children utilizing the Elver Park Neighborhood Center. Additionally, the Greywolf Foundation is giving money to purchase needed shoes and boots to foster children through the Washington County Foster Closet organization.
Young people in our communities are also benefiting by funds from the Greywolf Foundation to help provide musical instruments to students participating in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Super Strings program to use, which provides access and musical instruction to underserved youth. Tri 4 Schools was also a recipient of funds to help youth train for triathlons, while encouraging the associated mental and physical benefits of this sport.
Funds from the Greywolf Foundation have been donated to purchase Mobile Forensic Nurse Exams used by the Dane County Multi Agency, as they provide service to survivors of gender-based violence.
Additionally, the Greywolf Foundation was a sponsor of the recent Sun Prairie Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast and provided funds for the Lake Country Optimist Club to recognize deserving teenagers in their community with a True Grit Award.
Several national charitable organizations are also having a huge impact on our local communities and residents. The Greywolf Foundation was able to provide supplies to benefit the Camp Recreational programing conducted by Easter Seals in Wisconsin and funds were also given to help a deserving family move into a new home built by Habitat for Humanity of Dane County.
The Board of Directors will meet to review the first applications for support for next year in late February 2024. Applications for support can be completed and submitted on the Greywolf Foundation website on the Apply for Support page.
The impact and efforts of the Greywolf Foundation extend beyond the charitable grants outlined above. In October, the organization provided a free meal of barbeque chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn, all prepared by BB Jack’s Cottage Grove, as part of the Sunshine Supper outreach. This meal service is an initiative of Sunshine Place in Sun Prairie. Volunteers from the Greywolf Foundation and Greywolf Partners served over 450 meals in less than two hours!
Also in October, the Greywolf Foundation worked with the tenants of the Honey Creek Corporate Center in Milwaukee, to raise money for breast cancer research at the UW Carbone Center by selling and launching pink plastic ducks into the park’s pond.
During this holiday season, the Greywolf Foundation in partnership with Greywolf Partners, is raising money to provide holiday cheer and support to two different groups. Residents at all eight of Park Vista Senior Housing Management’s properties will enjoy treats like hot chocolate, candy and gift bags, while employees of Greywolf Partners are raising money to supply general and grocery store gift cards to young men adjusting to life after foster care through Bridge To Brighter, a Milwaukee-based organization.