Past grants have been used to enhance the Stoughton community in the following ways:
Grant money given from SACF was put to good use by the Stoughton Village Players toward purchasing their theater where they present several SOLD OUT performances each year.
Ruth Phillips used SACF grants to do a set of Summer Drama Workshops and to present a play at the Stoughton Opera House, giving youngsters a wonderful opportunity for a glimpse at the many aspects of theatre.
A “matching funds” grant for the Stoughton Skate Park helped to create a place for kids and young adults to expend their energy in a new and creative way, while teaching them the benefits of working toward a goal and earning their well-deserved reward!
A grant from SACF helped River Bluff's seventh and eighth graders volunteer for activities with a variety of Stoughton community partners.
Grants from SACF helped area non-profits provide resources for activities aimed at educating the community about youth drinking issues, and provided after school activities for high school girls dealing with topics such as self-esteem and achieving goals.
A grant awarded to Leadership Stoughton is helping to educate and prepare those who will be shaping the tomorrows of our community. Each participant is required to be “hands-on” involved in a community project and make a presentation to the group when the project is complete.
When it has been determined that no other resources are available, the Stoughton Area Resource Team program steps in. Filling a much needed void in the community, a grant to START enables this organization to offer emergency financial assistance to individuals who are not covered by any other programs, thereby keeping some very deserving citizens from falling through the cracks.
The Stoughton Food Pantry is a valuable resource in this community providing those in need of food. Several grants have been given including one to the Girl Scouts who conducted a food drive for the Pantry.
SACF grants have also helped with a medication disposal and sharps collection event, purchase of a vision screening unit, and support for the Holiday Fund.
Providing area pet owners with a resource for information and assistance, Small Animal Advocates is well known and respected in this community. A grant from the SACF allows them to continue their good works and provide certificates for spaying and neutering to help control our pet population.
A Foundation grant helps to fund this annual event enabling area artisans to show not only their wares, but also their skills at this festival designed to give curious young students a peek at a multitude of careers and crafts.
Remember how it hurt to be told, “You’re too little”? That was the impetus behind this worthy project. Yahara’s Early Childhood participants weren’t able to use much of the equipment on the playground, as it was geared for older children. Grant money from the SACF helped provide some specially designed and much needed playground options for younger children.
When Pumpkin Patch leased classroom space they needed water heaters installed in the classrooms and a grant allowed them to do this so teachers could safely prepare items for snacks for the students.
A shining example of community pride, Stoughton Hospital has been providing quality healthcare for over 100 years! In a community of this size, it is likely that you will know someone who benefits from the lifesaving equipment that was purchased with grant money from the SACF.
The Parkinson’s Support Group received a grant that allowed them to hire a therapist/counselor to attend their group meetings to provide training and resources, and to help clients and caregivers learn to cope with the challenges this disease presents.
Other grants have gone to provide quality healthcare at no charge to low income or uninsured residents in the Stoughton area, as well as assist those who need medications but do not have the resources to pay for them.
Truly a rare treasure this community can be very proud of, the refurbished Stoughton Opera House continues to prove that it was well worth the time, effort and money that went into restoring it. Grant money from the Foundation allows the Opera House to continue offering fabulous entertainment, giving all who enter, a glimpse at the grandeur of days gone by.
Living on fixed incomes can sometimes prevent our area seniors from purchasing some very necessary items. Grant money from the Foundation enables this organization to provide items that programs such as Medicare and other insurance providers don’t or can’t cover.