DOMESTIC GRANTS

While our primary initiative is building Hovde Homes around the world, we are also proud of our domestic giving. These lists indicate the recent grants we have made to various U.S.-based organizations that serve the poor, homeless, hungry, sick, and otherwise vulnerable people in our local community.

*The Hovde Foundation is not accepting unsolicited grant requests at this time

2019

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
General

Bethel Horizons
Camp for at-risk youth
Wisconsin

Care Net Pregnancy Center
Education for new dads from at-risk families
Wisconsin

Children’s Dyslexia Center – Madison
Programs to empower kids to overcome dyslexia
Wisconsin

Clean Lakes Alliance
Environmental improvement to Madison’s lakes
Wisconsin

Goodman Center/Girls Inc
Youth development programs for girls
Wisconsin

Horizon High School
School and academic support for students in alcohol/drug recovery
Wisconsin

Madison Reading Project
Reading bus to bring literacy to high-risk communities
Wisconsin

Madison Symphony Orchestra League
Music program to include low income children and families
Wisconsin

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Research to end prostate cancer
General

Safe Community Coalition of Madison
Coalition of public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community a safer place
Wisconsin

The River Food Pantry
Hot meals, groceries, clothing and household items to low income families
Wisconsin

The Road Home of Dane County
Housing for homeless families
Wisconsin

THORN
Technology to defend children from child sexual abuse and exploitation
General

Wisconsin Family Ties, Inc.
Education and support for families with children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges
Wisconsin

Working Capital for Community Needs, Inc.
Access to microfinance, services, and markets to improve the lives of the working poor
Wisconsin

2018

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
General

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
Youth development programs
Wisconsin

Care Net Pregnancy Center
Education for new dads from at-risk families
Wisconsin

Clean Lakes Alliance
Environmental improvement to Madison’s lakes
Wisconsin

Eppstein Uhen Foundation
Beyond Design Bike Tour to support local nonprofits
Wisconsin

Freedom House Ministries
Housing for homeless families
Wisconsin

Friends of Norwegian Culture
Improvements to the community center
General

Girl Scouts of WI – Badgerland, Inc
Youth development programs
Wisconsin

Greater Green Bay Community FND
Housing for homeless families
Wisconsin

Horizon High School
School and academic support for students in alcohol/drug recovery
Wisconsin

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Financial literacy program for local children
Wisconsin

Madison Symphony Orchestra League
Music program to include low income children and families
Wisconsin

March for Babies
Research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.
Wisconsin

Operation Fresh Start
Education, mentoring, and employment training for disconnected youth in Dane County
Wisconsin

Safe Community Coalition of Madison
Coalition of public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community a safer place
Wisconsin

Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Research to end cancer
General

The River Food Pantry
Hot meals, groceries, clothing and household items to low income families
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Family Ties
Education and support for families with children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges
Wisconsin

2017

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
General

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
Youth development programs
Wisconsin

Catholic Charities
Camp for at-risk youth
Wisconsin

Center for Community Stewardship
Facilitate collaboration among local organizations and businesses
Wisconsin

Children’s Dyslexia Center – Madison
Programs to empower kids to overcome dyslexia
Wisconsin

Friends of Norwegian Culture
Improvements to the community center
General

Horizon High School
School and academic support for students in alcohol/drug recovery
Wisconsin

JDRF
Research to cure type 1 diabetes
General

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Financial literacy program for local children
Wisconsin

The River Food Pantry
Hot meals, groceries, clothing and household items to low income families
Wisconsin

The Road Home
Housing for homeless families
Wisconsin

Vera Court Neighborhood Center
Improvements to the neighborhood center facilities
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Eye Network Inc
Educational video to raise awareness about opiod crisis
Wisconsin

2016

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
General

Aaron Meyer Foundation, Inc.
Madison collegiate recovery housing consortium
General

American Cancer Society
Reasearch to end cancer
Wisconsin

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
Youth development programs
Wisconsin

Center for Healthy Minds
MS Research
Wisconsin

Children’s Theater of Madison
WI theatre program for low income children
Wisconsin

Clean Lakes Alliance
Environmental improvement to Madison’s lakes
Wisconsin

FLYY (Forward Learning Youth & Young Adults)
Youth development programs
Wisconsin

Friends of the Zoo
Support of Henry Vilas Zoo
Wisconsin

Girl Scouts of WI – Badgerland
Youth development programs
Wisconsin

Housing Initiatives
Housing for homeless families
Wisconsin

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Financial literacy program for local children
Wisconsin

National Kidney Foundation of WI
Research and innovation to improve lives with kidney disorders
Wisconsin

Red Caboose Child Care Center, Inc.
Emergency child care for low income/homeless families
Wisconsin

The River Food Pantry
Hot meals, groceries, clothing and household items to low income families
Wisconsin

The Road Home of Dane County
Housing for homeless families
Wisconsin

2015

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
Charlotte, NC

Aaron J. Meyer Foundation
Madison collegiate recovery housing consortium
Washington, DC

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
Youth development programs
Madison, WI

Children’s Theatre of Madison
WI theatre program for low income children
Madison, WI

Clean Lakes Alliance
Environmental improvement to Madison’s lakes
Madison, WI

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Financial literacy program for local children
Madison, WI

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation
Research to cure type 1 diabetes
Madison, WI

Madison Children’s Museum
General operations
Madison, WI

National MS Society
Research for Multiple Sclerosis and support those living with disability
United States

SeriousFun Children’s Network
Camp for sick children
Westport, CT

The River Food Pantry
Hot meals, groceries, clothing and household items to low income families
Madison, WI

The Road Home Dane County
Housing for homeless families
Madison, WI

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions
Shelter and food program for Kenyan orphanage
Madison, WI

2014

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
Charlotte, NC

Aaron J. Meyer Foundation
Madison collegiate recovery housing consortium
Madison, WI

ALS Association
Ice bucket challenge
United States

Brat Fest, Inc.
Sponsorship of lifefest stage
Madison,WI

Children’s Theatre of Madison
WI theatre program for low income children
Madison, WI

Clean Lakes Alliance
Environmental improvement to Madison’s lakes
Madison, WI

Grace Church (Grace Presents)
Camp for homeless children
Madison, WI

Keep WI Warm Fund
Heating & electricity assistance for low income residents
Madison, WI

National MS Society
General operations
Madison, WI

Meriter Foundation
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital
Madison, WI

MS Run the US, Inc.
Research for Multiple Sclerosis and support those living with disability
Brookfield, WI

SeriousFun Children’s Network
Camp for sick children
United States

The River Food Pantry
Bakery job training program
Madison, WI

The Road Home Dane County
Housing for homeless families
Madison, WI

2013

A Child’s Place
Camp for homeless children
Charlotte, NC

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
Youth development programs
Madison, WI

Children’s National Medical Center
General operations
Bethesda, MD

Children’s Theatre of Madison
WI theatre program for low income children
Madison, WI

City Academy
School for underprivileged youth
St. Louis, MO

Campus Crusade for Christ
Relief work in disaster areas
Orlando, FL

Green Door
Support for people with mental illness
Washington DC

Most Valuable Kids
WI theatre program for low income children
Rockville, MD

National MS Society
Research for Multiple Sclerosis and support those living with disability
United States

Ronald McDonald House of New York
WI theatre program for low income children
New York City, NY

SeriousFun Children’s Network
Camp for sick children
United States

The Road Home Dane County
Housing for homeless families
Madison,WI

2012

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
General operations
Madison, WI

Campus Crusade for Christ
Relief work in disaster areas
Orlando, FL

Children’s National Medical Center
General operations
Washington, DC

Children’s Law Center
General operations
Washington, DC

Courtney’s House
Support services for human trafficking survivors
Washington, DC

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis research
United States

Friends of Karen
Adina’s Angels Fund
Purdys, NY

Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc.
Chrysalis Project: Transitional housing for single women & families
Milwaukee, WI

House of Love Youth Homes
Matching funds program
Milwaukee,WI

International Justice Mission
Rescue of human trafficking victims
Washington, DC

J Street Cup
General operations
Washington, DC

LEAVEN, Inc.
Needy Children’s Fund
Menasha, WI

Manna, Inc.
General operations
Washington, DC

Mizel Museum
General operations
Denver, CO

My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.
Mentoring for troubled teens
Green Bay, WI

National MS Society
Multiple Sclerosis research
United States

The River Food Pantry
Food pantry for needy families
Madison, WI

The Road Home Dane County
Housing for homeless families
Madison, WI

Washington Animal Rescue League
General operations
Washington, DC

Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA)
Academic Sponsorships for Low Income Students
Washington, DC

2011

100 Women in Headge Funds Foundation
General support
New York, NY

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
General operations
Madison, WI

Campus Crusade for Christ
Relief work in disaster areas
Orlando, FL

Chess Challenge in DC
General support
Washington, DC

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Research for a Cure
United States

Friends of Karen
Adina’s Angels Fund
Purdys, NY

Green Door
Support for people with mental illness
Washington, DC

Hole in the Wall Camps
General operations
United States

Independent Living Inc.
Meals on Wheels Program
Madison, WI

Manna, Inc.
General operations
Washington, DC

National Presbyterian Church
General support
Washington, DC

No Greater Sacrifice Foundation
Educating children of America’s fallen veterans
Washington, DC

The Road Home Dane County
General operations
Madison, WI

Timber-lee Christian Center
General operations
East Troy, WI

Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA)
Academic sponsorships for low income students
Washington, DC

2010

Aaron Ploch Memorial Scholarship Fund
General support
Vineland, NJ

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
General support
United States

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
General operations
Madison, WI

Capital Church
General support
Vienna, VA

Courtney’s House
Remodeling a shelter for girls rescued from domestic sex trafficking
Washington, DC

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
General operations
United States

Fast Forward LLC (National MS Society)
Multiple Sclerosis Research Initiatives
United States

Global Aid Network
Campus Crusade for Christ
United States

Hole in the Wall Camps
General operations
United States

International Justice Mission
Rescue of human trafficking victims
Washington, DC

Jewish National Fund
Operations Carmel Renewal
United States

Lili Claire Communications
Clinic for the evaluation and treatment of fetal alcohol syndrome
United States

Mizel Museum
General operations
Denver, CO

National MS Society
Multiple Sclerosis research
United States

National Presbyterian Church
General support
Washington, DC

No Greater Sacrifice Foundation
General operations
Washington, DC

The Road Home Dane County
“Hovde House” apartments for homeless families
Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin Foundation
Research at the Center for Investigative Healthy Minds
Madison, WI

Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA)
Academic sponsorships for low income students
Washington, DC

Women at Risk
General support
Grand Rapids, MI

2009

Fast Forward LLC (National MS Society)
Multiple Sclerosis Research Initiatives
United States

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
General Operations
United States

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
General Operations
Madison, WI