Past Projects and Small Grants
Past Small Grants Awarded
In 2014 the PC Foundation provided $300 in support of the Dane County Timebank's Wellness Project. Learn more at http://danecountytimebank.org/node/13528
Also, the PC Foundation makes a small donation each year to Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Lanterns for Peace Event. You can find out more about this event, held annually in August, by writing to email@example.com or calling 608-232-9945.
Operation Welcome Home is a grass roots organization dedicated to helping solve issues of Human Rights and focused on ending homelessness. Here, homeless and formerly homeless, low and no-income, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people work in collaboration with community allies in Madison, WI. We are a community of homeless people and allies in Madison organizing around the root causes of homelessness and fighting for affordable housing, jobs, and an end to the criminalization of poverty. While we develop and politicize our members of our community, we work to hold agencies and institutions accountable to their role in self perpetuating system of poverty. Our work involves strong efforts towards social justice, as well as empowering others with the tools to help progress.
The Free The 350 Bail Fund brings together organizations and individuals already working to provide the support necessary to meet people's needs and build robust communities so that incarceration can be dismantled. We also join the nationwide call to abolish money bail, a form of state violence that locks people up only for their inability to pay. While we work towards dismantling this modern-day slavery disguised as the so-called justice system, we're not going to wait, but Free The 350 ourselves.
Friends of Peaches Lacey Known to many as “Lady P”, the volunteer host of “The Dusties Storm” on WORT 89.9 FM community radio, Peaches Lacey has helped to promote live music in our community, specifically Blues and R & B. She also hosts the “Eight O’clock Buzz” on WORT on the last Wednesday of each month. Peaches has dedicated her life to helping others and creating a stronger community. Peaches has needed OUR help! Peaches suffers from osteoarthritis and is badly in need of knee surgery. But the surgery cannot be done until dental work has been completed. With your help, we hope to raise $3,500 to cover the necessary dental work. As soon as we can raise $1,750 (half of the remaining total), Peaches can schedule an appointment and have the dental work performed. (note: Project completed 2015; Dental work done.)
The International League for Brand Responsibility The International Union League for Brand Responsibility is a global organization of workers who make products for multinational brands, such as clothing, footwear and textiles. Workers and unions are uniting to demand that the multinational brands take responsibility and guarantee living wages, safe factories and stable jobs. More information at http://www.union-league.org/
The Immigrant Workers Union (UTI - Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes) provides outreach and advocacy leadership for educational and employment rights for immigrants. For more information contact: Phone 608.514.1575 or visit www.immigrantworkers.org.
The mission of the Madison Area Peace Coalition (MAPC) is to organize a broad-based movement to inform public opinion and promote US government policies that truly further peace, justice, and freedom in the world. For more information phone (608) 442-0030 or visit madpeace.org
No Drones Wisconsin is a Wisconsin grassroots network to stop drones killing and surveillance. Part of the nationwide No Drones Network. Learn more at http://nodroneswisconsin.blogspot.com/ or follow on Twitter @NoDronesWI
Vegan Protest Fuel gets vegan food into the hands of peaceful demonstrators throughout the world who are rising up for democracy, freedom and justice. We partner with local activists and restaurants to provide delicious, sustaining, and cruelty-free vegan meals to vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. Project goals: 1) support and sustain the protesters; 2) support local vegan (or vegan-friendly) businesses; 3) increase the visibility of vegans in the larger social justice community, and show our alignment and solidarity with other social justice movements (e.g., labor, economic justice and civil rights movements), and 4) introduce non-vegans to delicious, healthy, ethical vegan food.
350 Madison is the Madison, Wisconsin, local action group of the international organization 350.org. They received their own 501c3 status in December 2016. Started by Madison area climate activists in January 2012, we plan and participate in local, national, and international actions to raise awareness of the pressing need to address climate change. We are helping build a global movement that is creating the political will necessary to pass international climate legislation that will effectively return our planet to a stable climate. We help unite the message of many groups that are working for a livable climate into one specific goal: we need to get below 350 ppm. To donate and to learn more, go to http://350madison.org/
LGBT Books to Prisoners is a a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States. This group just received their own 501c3 non-profit status - so donations can be made directly to this group. We have been doing this for nearly 10 years and have sent books to close to 5,000 prisoners in that time. In 2015, we sent 3,042 packages of books - and we thank you for any support you can give, either in donations or volunteer help in Madison. Contact: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/ . You can also find us at the LGBT Books to Prisoners Facebook page.
Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf advocates for the conservation and protection of the wolves of Wisconsin. Their short term goal is to see the Wisconsin wolf hunt stopped so the Department of Natural Resources can see what the impact of this hunt has been on Wisconsin's wolf numbers as well as what it has done to the packs and the pups. The group's long term goals are to see the grey wolf put back on the Endangered Species List until such time that their numbers are abundant and self sustaining in the lower 48 states.