More than $50,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits and projects to support efforts to improve the health and well-being in the New London community. The funds were awarded from the Quasi Endowment Fund at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London hospital. The Quasi Endowment Fund is unique to the hospital. Once a year, nonprofits located in the area are encouraged to apply for funding.
“We’re humbled to be able to serve the community in this way,” said Mike Morse, the Committee Chair for the ThedaCare Foundation-New London Fundraising & Grants Committee. “We hope to see more nonprofits apply for grant funding so we can continue to support more programs and initiatives that directly impact our community members.”
The Board of Directors for ThedaCare Medical Center-New London welcomed nonprofits and groups to apply for grant funding. The following 10 organizations have been awarded funding:
The City of Weyauwega
The City of Weyauwega has been awarded $10,000. The funds will be used to replace all non-compliant playground equipment at shelters in the community park.
Friends of the New London Public Library
The Friends of the New London Public Library have been awarded $20,000 to build an annex to the library that will house several educational projects and hands-on learning for children and teenagers.
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs
Harbor House has been awarded $5,000 to support their work to protect survivors of domestic abuse. The funds will be used for Prevention Education, the Shelter Program, the Adult Program and the Children and Youth Programs. (Image 3)
Lincoln Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School has been awarded $1,000 to fund the purchase of bikes, helmets, skateboards and wrist and knee pads. The program aims to promote positive behavior. (Image 4)
Mission of Hope House
The Mission of Hope House provides temporary emergency and crisis housing for men, women and families. They’ve been awarded $10,000 to fund emergency shelter and basic needs to 350 people facing homelessness due to fire, domestic abuse, job loss or release from incarceration. (Image 5)
New London Area First Responders
The New London Area First Responders is a group of volunteers, who are state-licensed first responders. They respond to emergencies throughout the service area at no cost to the patient. They’ve been awarded $2,000 to replace expired medical supplies and provide CPR and other training for volunteer responders.
New London Heritage Historical Society
The New London Heritage Historical Society focuses on preserving history in New London. They offer several education programs throughout the year. The Historical Society has been awarded $200 to fund ongoing programming, events and maintenance of buildings and railroad stock. (Image 6)
New London Intermediate Middle School
The New London Intermediate Middle School has been awarded $2,000 to help create opportunities for students and families to learn and support mental health. (Image 7)
Project Backpack New London
Project Backpack New London has been awarded $3,000 for purchasing food and the supplies needed to stock, fill and deliver to more than 180 students each week. The program serves students at all nine schools in the New London School District so children have food to eat on the weekends. (Image 8)
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church has been awarded $1,000. The funds will be used to provide 10 monthly meals to those in need in the New London area. (Image 9)
The total of the funds awarded to community-based organizations is $54,200. All of the nonprofits awarded and recognized help support the betterment of the community as a whole to live happier and healthier lives.
“With a mission of improving community health, ThedaCare is dedicated to understanding each person’s unique medical background and goals, as well as social factors,” said
Kellie Diedrick, Vice President of ThedaCare Medical Centers-New London and Waupaca. “Our teams are proud to support programs and services that improve the health and well-being of our patients and communities. The programs that are the recipients of the New London Quasi Endowment Fund help all of us understand the needs in our area, develop solutions and inspire action that leads to better health.”
To apply for 2023 funding, applications will open on November 1, 2022. Click here for more information and to apply.
For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health of the communities it serves in northeast and central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 600,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 health care professionals. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including seven hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their best lives through easy access to individualized care, supporting each person’s own health and wellbeing. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand unique needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.