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Mayo Clinic Grants Aid Charitable Groups in Northwest Wisconsin

health system awards more than $200K to nonprofits

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Through its Hometown Health Grant Program, Mayo Clinic Health System recently awarded more than $200,000 to nonprofit groups in northwestern Wisconsin that are focused on improving the health of the region’s communities.

“Core to our mission as a nonprofit health care provider is reinvesting in the health of our communities,” says Richard Helmers, M.D., regional vice president, Northwest Wisconsin Region, Mayo Clinic Health System. “While improving the health of the populations we serve is core to our work at Mayo Clinic Health System, we also are keenly aware we cannot do it alone, which is why supporting other community organizations is crucial.”

Among the more than a dozen recipients are the Pablo Center at the Confluence, which received $8,000 for the Pablo STE(A)M Maker Program, which offers a free and safe way for students to step away from the computer and put their hands and minds to work while creating projects they design, build, learn from, and can be proud of; the Menomonie Police Department, which received $20,000 for Project Hope, which aims to divert people from the criminal justice system and reduces addiction; and The Community Table in Eau Claire, which received $10,000 for its Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program, which works with diverse volunteers to provide balanced, nutritious meals daily.

Find a full list of grant recipients here.