Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless.

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Stoughton Area Foundation has touched the lives of many people in our area

To be eligible for a SACF grant, an organization or individual needs to complete the application form online and submit it by the September deadline. The forms asks for the project details, how much the overall program costs, what other funding is being pursued and how much is being asked for from SACF (among other information). This must be done annually and the decision could be complete or partial funding. It’s also possible that the grant application is denied for a variety of reasons which could be project size, length of time to complete or geographical scope.

Recent worthy recipients have included: Stoughton Food Pantry, The Buddy Project (supplying for pets), RSVP (supplying rides to the VA for vets), Stoughton Village Players (purchasing their historical landmark theater) and many others. In 2016 alone, over 20 projects received funding with more than $50,000 in grants and scholarship dollars helping our community.

Here are a few case studies from those who have benefitted from SACF grants:

The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless. Through START’s advocacy and assistance, he now has a place to live, a job and pride in building a future for his family. SACF support is critical in all such cases. He has a positive new motivation and continues to meet weekly with START staff to stay on track.

The Stoughton Personal Essentials Pantry helps those in need of items such as soap, laundry detergent, diapers, toothpaste, personal hygiene products and many other critical needs. This program not only assists with daily living, it also improves the quality of life. A recent expansion of services made possible by an SACF grant was the placement of bins in all public schools to gather the items and make them more accessible to homeless and poverty-stricken kids through counselors and social workers. SACF also assisted with PEP move into a new location when the previous one became unavailable.

Stoughton’s Free Health Clinic has been established to fill the health gap for those who fall outside the normal assistance channels for physical, psychiatric, emotional and spiritual well-being. One example was a man who hadn’t received any health care intervention for over twenty years. Through Health Clinic services, he was found to be severely overweight diabetic and suffering with back issues from a fall. Over the course of his Clinic visits, he was successful with a healthier living plan, weight loss program and pain control. The clinic is 100% staffed by volunteers so SACF funding is essential to its existence.

Eyes of Hope Stoughton, Inc. sponsors a teen girl mentoring program called Girl2Girl. The goal is to offer young women growth opportunities they might not otherwise experience die to family or economic limitations. By connecting them with girls their own age and fostering new activities and friendships, they discover a strengthened power and voice. SACF has enabled the program to offer cooking, nutrition and crafting classes plus field trips highlighted by a three-day retreat in the woods to reflect and talk about values, dreams and goals
.

To be eligible for a SACF grant, an organization or individual needs to complete the application form online and submit it by the September deadline. The forms asks for the project details, how much the overall program costs, what other funding is being pursued and how much is being asked for from SACF (among other information). This must be done annually and the decision could be complete or partial funding. It’s also possible that the grant application is denied for a variety of reasons which could be project size, length of time to complete or geographical scope.

Recent worthy recipients have included: Stoughton Food Pantry, The Buddy Project (supplying for pets), RSVP (supplying rides to the VA for vets), Stoughton Village Players (purchasing their historical landmark theater) and many others. In 2016 alone, over 20 projects received funding with more than $50,000 in grants and scholarship dollars helping our community.

Here are a few case studies from those who have benefitted from SACF grants:

The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless. Through START’s advocacy and assistance, he now has a place to live, a job and pride in building a future for his family. SACF support is critical in all such cases. He has a positive new motivation and continues to meet weekly with START staff to stay on track.

The Stoughton Personal Essentials Pantry helps those in need of items such as soap, laundry detergent, diapers, toothpaste, personal hygiene products and many other critical needs. This program not only assists with daily living, it also improves the quality of life. A recent expansion of services made possible by an SACF grant was the placement of bins in all public schools to gather the items and make them more accessible to homeless and poverty-stricken kids through counselors and social workers. SACF also assisted with PEP move into a new location when the previous one became unavailable.

Stoughton’s Free Health Clinic has been established to fill the health gap for those who fall outside the normal assistance channels for physical, psychiatric, emotional and spiritual well-being. One example was a man who hadn’t received any health care intervention for over twenty years. Through Health Clinic services, he was found to be severely overweight diabetic and suffering with back issues from a fall. Over the course of his Cinic visits, he was successful with a healthier living plan, weight loss program and pain control. The clinic is 100% staffed by volunteers so SACF funding is essential to its existence.

Eyes of Hope Stoughton, Inc. sponsors a teen girl mentoring program called Girl2Girl. The goal is to offer young women growth opportunities they might not otherwise experience die to family or economic limitations. By connecting them with girls their own age and fostering new activities and friendships, they discover a strengthened power and voice. SACF has enabled the program to offer cooking, nutrition and crafting classes plus field trips highlighted by a three-day retreat in the woods to reflect and talk about values, dreams and goals
.