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Prescott Foundation awards 3 local grants

Submitted by Mandy Matzek

The Prescott Foundation started the new year strong, approving three local grants totaling $4,400.

The first recipient was the Have A Heart organization, who requested funding for a mural painting project in their respite care bedrooms to promote calm and tranquility for their clients.

The second grant was awarded to Turningpoint in River Falls to support violence prevention education in the Prescott School District and their crisis shelter which serves as a safe haven to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

"It was surprising to learn how many people the shelter serves each year and that demonstrated its importance to our community. It was unanimous for us to support their initiative," remarked board member Veronica Wittik.

The board also approved a grant to the Prescott Fire Department for their annual pancake breakfast meals provided to the residents of the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. For six Sundays, spanning February and March, the meals are prepared by the fire department, delivered to the center by volunteers, and served by the Boy Scouts.

"The volunteer fire department is an incredible asset to the Prescott community. Making these meals for the center's residents is just another testament to their great character and care for the people our town," said board member Mark Most.

The Prescott Foundation is actively accepting grant requests in pursuit of its mission to build a better community through charitable giving. They remain very grateful for those who financially support their efforts through charitable gifts.

For more information on grant requests or donations, contact Foundation Grant Coordinator Dar Hovel at or visit