North Market Foundation Grants Received - Ascension Wisconsin

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North Market Foundation Grants Received

During November and December, many programs supported by the North Market Foundations received grants from area foundations. Below are programs that received support:

Safe Place for Newborns

This statewide program allows for the legal relinquishment of newborns within 72 hours of birth and is dedicated to saving the lives of newborn babies in danger of abandonment. Since 2001, a total of 147 babies have been safely relinquished in Wisconsin, with 34 infants relinquished at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph. To support the statewide educational efforts, the following foundations have provided funding:

  • Anthony Foundation (focus on Waupaca) - $2,000
  • Domer Foundation (focus on Eau Claire) - $2,000
  • Clark Foundation - $15,000
  • Helfaer Foundation - $1,000
  • Knights of Columbus - $500
  • Ladish Foundation - $6,000
  • Shopko Foundation (focus on Green Bay) - $5,000

Family Care Center

Their Community Health & Wellness program is for adults and youth alike. Designed to improve patient’s health beyond typical medical treatment, this program offers cooking/nutrition classes, provides exercise opportunities, and has an education garden to name a few. The Maximus Foundation generously provided a $2,500 grant to support this program.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

HELP works to prevent delirium in elderly patients (70 and older) with the use of an interdisciplinary team who has geriatric expertise, and are assisted by trained volunteers who work with patients one-on-one, addressing their special needs. Two foundations providing funding for HELP:

  • Extendicare Foundation - $5,000
  • Peters Charitable Trust - $1,000

Women’s Outpatient Center (WOC)

The WOC meets the unique medical needs of women by providing free healthcare to those who are uninsured or underinsured. With the goals of improving birth outcomes and reducing the infant mortality rate, the WOC provides well-rounded programming, extending well beyond medical services to include case management, education programs, nursing staff and social workers for all patients. Grants were received from the following foundations:

  • Harley-Davidson Foundation - $10,000
  • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation - $10,000

We are appreciative of the community’s support in the important work done throughout Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare system.

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North Market Foundation Grants Received