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June 18, 2024

ThedaCare Medical Center-New London Quasi Endowment Fund Announces 2024 Recipients

More Than $76,000 Awarded to Local Nonprofits

The ThedaCare Medical Center-New London Quasi Endowment Fund recently awarded more than $76,000 to 12 local nonprofit organizations and programs in the New London area. The ThedaCare Foundation-New London Fundraising and Grants Committee reviews applications and makes donations once each year.

“Supporting local agencies in their activities directed toward improving the communities we live in supports our ThedaCare mission of improving the health and well-being of those we are privileged to serve,” said Kellie Diedrick, Vice President of Critical Access Hospitals, ThedaCare North Region. “Learning about the activities of these local agencies and programs helps us better understand the needs of individuals and families in our area, which can lead to solutions that can improve health outcomes.”  

The grant program is dedicated to supporting and enhancing community health, health care outreach, education, patient care, rehabilitation and wellness services that contribute to a better quality of life for those living in the Wolf River Area. Communities include New London, Clintonville, Manawa, Hortonville, Marion, Weyauwega, Shiocton, Fremont and Embarrass.

The 12 organizations and programs awarded grants for 2024 include:

Allen Matson Wheelchair Ramp Foundation – Funds will support the purchase of materials to construct wheelchair ramps for residents of the Clintonville School District experiencing severe mobility issues.

Chaos Fastpitch Inc. – Funds will enhance the opportunity for young girls to safely participate in playing softball. Funds will be used to help lessen costs for participants to join teams, bring in trainers (pitching, batting, etc.), host clinics and provide needed equipment to keep players safe (face masks, helmets). 

Christ Congregational UCC – Funds will be used to increase attendance at the weekly meal offered by six local churches at the Clintonville Community Center each Thursday night and to cover the cost of renting the Community Center.

Compassionate Connections Center, Inc. – Funds will support The Nutrition Mission’s weekend backpack program through which eligible students receive two days’ worth of healthy breakfast, lunch and snack items each weekend.

Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Inc. – Funds will be used to provide domestic and/or sexual abuse prevention education, shelter programming and support services, including counseling, ongoing safety planning, connection to community resources, and assistance with economic and housing security for those experiencing domestic or sexual violence.

New London School District – Funds will support of the purchase of new strength and conditioning equipment for the high school physical education program to provide more access to training, and promote lifelong health and wellness.

City of New London – Funds will be used to replace outdated and worn out equipment at the New London Parks and Recreation Aquatic and Fitness Center and thereby increase use of the facility.

New London First Responders – Funds will support on-going training for team personnel, as well as the purchase of medical supplies and equipment.

Project Backpack New London – Funds will support the purchase of healthy food for weekend food backpacks for eligible children at the eight schools in the New London School District.

Rawhide Inc. Outpatient Services – Funds will support the continuing presence of mental health therapists to provide outpatient counseling in eight local communities and school districts.

Trinity Lutheran Church – Funds will be used to purchase healthy food for the church’s free monthly Grab and Go meals offered to those in need.

New London Lions Club – Funds will provide vision screening and optical care, including glasses, for students (4K – elementary) of the New London School District whose families could benefit from financial assistance.

Applications for funding in 2025 will open in January. For more information, please contact the Foundation at

For photos of the 2024 New London Quasi Endowment Fund recipients, please visit this link.