|Congratulations to the 2023 Community Grant recipients! Since 2003, the Woodbury Community Foundation has worked hard to address the needs of those who live and work in Woodbury. We are proud to offer Community Grants to support and invest in local nonprofits, which are doing work to make a real difference in real people’s lives.|
At lWoodbury Days community celebration, nine organizations received grants from the Foundation. Here’s a look at the recipients and their plans for the funding:
|SoWashCo CARES – $5,000|
The funds will support basic needs and access to opportunities to school children in South Washington County Schools (District 833). We will provide food, clothing, school supplies and other basic needs for students in need.
|Woodbury Thrives – $2,580|
Funds will be used to purchase a topsoil for perennial garden to help with pollination, fertilizer, garden tools, and orchard bees for pollination. A majority of the plot holders have incomes below the city median and 60% live in multi-housing households, and the garden provides healthy foods, improves mental health and well-being of its residents and provides a greater opportunity for increased social interaction.
|Open Cupboard – $2,500|
The funds will support their Mobile Food Shelf Program in seven senior living communities including Woodbury Senior Living, Legends of Woodbury and Cobble Hill.
|One Woodbury – $2,500|
This September 30, One Woodbury will be a first-of-its-kind community gathering to celebrate diversity and foster belonging in Woodbury. The event will have ethnically diverse food trucks, multicultural vendors and artists, educational opportunities, live entertainment and underrepresented entrepreneurs and artists.
|Woodbury for Justice and Equality – $2,420|
Their goal is to further engage the Woodbury community to address systemic inequities and change the status quo. This includes further engagement with affordable housing issues, exploring the possibility of a human rights commission, and supporting equity-minded school board candidates for school board elections.
|Spirt Song Choir – $2,000|
Their overall goal is to purchase travel risers to enable us to perform our music more frequently and effectively. In particular, in senior communities where loneliness is an especially pervasive issue.
|Woodbury Senior Living – $1,000|
The organization will purchase affordable furniture and patio enhancements to create the best outdoor environment we can for thier residents.
|Woodbury Days Council – $1,000|
Funding to support development of a performing arts program in the Ojibway Park Bandshell during Woodbury Days to attract and engage individuals and communities that may not typically attend the festival.
|Woodbury VFW – $1,000|
Funding for the Memorial Day Program that educates all ages about the military service people who have sacrificed for our freedom.