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Donation Recipients

Thank you for your donations! Below are organizations we have helped through your donations.

Verona Area Soccer Clubs

Their mission is to deliver youth soccer programs that promote player development in a fun environment that fosters lifelong soccer skills, friendships and leadership. Scholarship grants from the Joan Hanson Foundation provide underprivileged children in the Verona Area  the opportunity to play soccer at a higher level of competitiveness than otherwise would be available to them.

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Tiger Wellness 

 “We get well together and we stay well together”. The Tiger Wellness mission is to provide opportunities for Milwaukee urban pre-teens and teens to get regular participation in adventure sports and fitness activities with expert instructors after school. Grant money from the JHF Foundation we are requesting will help kids with entry fees into triathlons, mountain biking events, and registration fees to join some of our programs after school and during the summer.

West Madison Little League 

They are a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, which strives to provide a fun, first class environment for all children, regardless of their skill level, to learn the games of baseball and softball. No one is turned away from participating in one of the WMLL leagues due to financial need. The JHF Foundation grant will fund scholarship programs for one year.

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Girls on the Run (GOTR)  

Their mission and vision is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. As a local council of GOTR International, we utilize a nationally recognized, psychology-based curriculum focused on the emotional, social and physical development of girls. GOTR is more than a running program- running is simply the medium by which we deliver the self-esteem and healthy lifestyle messages. Grant money from JHF Foundation will help to underwrite full scholarships for girls or partial scholarships for girls. Funds will be applied toward Madison Metropolitan School District scholarships, based on greatest need.

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Tri 4 Schools 

Is a local, child-centered non-profit with a mission to encourage children ages 3-14 to live a healthy and active lifestyle through after-school fitness programs, and swimming, biking, and running events that support school health and physical education programs. Our youth athletic events and programs aim to get ALL kids active and engaged in a healthy lifestyle in a fun and supportive environment while combating childhood obesity in our communities. To date, the after-school program has helped 600 kids train for our spring triathlon and mud run while fostering the full range benefits of being active. Grant money from The Joan Hanson Foundation will aid Tri 4 Schools in providing scholarships to students who cannot afford the program at full-price.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County

Their mission is to be the leader in developing youth and to produce positive outcomes for our members, their families and our communities. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County has 5 Core Areas of Focus. These include education, character and leadership, healthy lifestyles, arts, sports fitness and recreation. JHF Foundation grant money will support our their new Sports Academy, that will use sports to improve our kids academic, leadership, organization, team work, and work ethic skill sets, that will translate into being a successful adult.

The Millennium Soccer Club (MSC)  

Was founded in 2001 for the specific purpose of providing affordable and accessible soccer programs for youth living in lower-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Madison. MSC will use the JHF Foundations grant to help cover the operational expenses of our soccer camps this summer (2016).

The Friends of the Goodman Waves  

Supports the Goodman Waves Swim and Dive Team. We are committed to fostering opportunities and enabling access to recreational and competitive swimming and diving for children of all ages and abilities. We are committed to developing a team that is inclusive and reflects a true representation of the City of Madison. We are dedicated to fostering a fun and positive environment that helps children grow as individuals by stressing the values of good sportsmanship, team and community building and a love of aquatics. “Scholarships athletes” are those swimmers from families who cannot afford the registration & individual expenses associated with the swim team. The Shelley Glover Foundation has graciously covered the registration fees and swim suits for these athletes, but a grant from The Joan Hanson Foundation the set up these swimmers for even greater success: a backpack, goggles, beach towel and team sweatshirt, and team swim caps.

The Madison 56ers Soccer Clubs 

Their goal is to provide an educational, rewarding, and stable soccer playing experience for all of its members. The Club is committed to developing its players by providing the most sophisticated soccer environment available in the state that will allow every Club player to learn and grow to the best of their abilities. The grant from The Joan Hanson Foundation to the 56ers will be used to increase the amount of scholarships available within the Club. These scholarships will enable youth whose families cannot afford Club fees to still be able to experience competitive soccer.

Madison Starlings Volleyball Club

Madison Starlings Volleyball Club is a member of the Badger Region, one of 40 regions of USA Volleyball.  Madison Starlings Volleyball Club pursues the mission of increasing opportunity and access to volleyball through partnerships with Badger region, USA Volleyball, all area clubs, service and vending providers.  Madison Starlings Volleyball Club attempts to educate, raise awareness, as well as negotiate changes, support, and options in existing systems to increase access for low income and underrepresented youth, as well as decrease barriers as they are encountered. This includes challenges to transportation, supporting increased access through strategic location of practices to allow for closer proximity to higher need communities.  Scholarships risk eligibility for youth in high school, so the funding provided by the Hanson Foundation has gone to gym rental, uniform expenses and tournament fees.  All Madison Starlings coaches are volunteers, and all youth are allowed to earn their membership through volunteer opportunities created by the club.

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