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Awards to Wisconsin Individuals, Nonprofits, For-Profits, and
Youth in Eligible Locations for Exceptional Volunteerism

Community Volunteer Awards

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Funding Source:

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United Way of Dane County

Deadline Date:

05/13/22

Description:

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Awards to Wisconsin individuals, businesses, groups, youth, and nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for outstanding volunteer contributions to local communities. The awards are intended to honor those who are helping to improve the community through volunteerism. Eligible nominees are located in Dane County.

  • Goodman Gemstone Youth Award: This award is presented to one youth who has shown outstanding volunteer leadership and hands-on work in the community. This award is sponsored by the Goodman fund in the United Way of Dane County Foundation.
  • Kathy Martinson Youth Award: This award is presented to one youth (18 years or younger) who has shown leadership and hands-on work in the community.  This award is named in honor of Kathy Martinson who brought the Community Volunteer Awards to Dane County in 1990 and her 35 years of dedicated service to community volunteerism.
  • Lifetime Service Award: This award is presented to one individual who has shared their skills through volunteering and positively impacted the community throughout their lifetime. 
  • Outstanding Leadership Award: This award is presented to one individual who has shown outstanding volunteer leadership in the community. 
  • Distinguished Service Award: This award is presented to two individuals (or groups) who have shown outstanding leadership in the community. 
  • Nonprofit Champion Award: This award is presented to one nonprofit organization for demonstrating leadership and innovation in transforming the community. 
  • Business Champion Award: This award recognizes a business that strengthens our community through volunteerism. All companies that volunteer at Dane County nonprofit agencies or schools are eligible to be nominated. This award is sponsored by the Business Volunteer Network.
  • Mike McKinney Award: This award is presented to one recipient who embodies the spirit and volunteerism of long-time local leader Mike McKinney. Mike’s passion focused on access to food, youth development, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202547

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Goodman Gemstone Youth Award: This youth receives $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer and $1,000 for their own education.
- Kathy Martinson Youth Award: This youth receives $500 for the organization for which they volunteer and $500 for their own education.
- Lifetime Service Award: The recipient will receive $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer(ed).
- Outstanding Leadership Award: The recipient will receive $500 for the organization for which they volunteer(ed).
- Distinguished Service Award: The recipients will each receive $500 for the organization for which they volunteer(ed).
- Nonprofit Champion Award: The recipient will receive $1,000 for their organization.
- Business Champion Award: The recipient will receive $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer(ed).
- Mike McKinney Award: The recipient will receive $1,000 for the organization for which they volunteer(ed).

Term of Contract:

The nominee’s activities should have occurred in the previous 12 months, but do not necessarily need to be ongoing.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
• Youth award recipients must be 18 years or younger.
• The nominee’s activities must impact Dane County.
• Activities can include, but are not limited to, serving nonprofits, neighborhood groups, schools, and faith-based organizations.
• Volunteering can include paid time off and reimbursement for expenses.
• Previous nominees and recipients may be nominated again, but recipients of a 2020/2021 award may not be nominated in 2022.

Restrictions:
• Employees of United Way of Dane County and their families may not participate as a nominator or nominee.
• Community Volunteer Award Selection Committee members must recuse themselves if they have an immediate family member who is nominated.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit nominations is May 13, 2022.

Nominees will be announced and celebrated during Seasons of Caring: Community Kickoff on August 23.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a nomination online: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=PM7gQZbYc0emGaVAkNT77mklHwTMybxKry25MzRau0hUNzRZM0k5S0VLUVI2R0lEM0NDUUFEWUpaNyQlQCN0PWcu

Or email the form to communityengagement@uwdc.org

Or mail a completed copy of the printable nomination form to
Community Volunteer Awards Nominations
2059 Atwood Avenue
Madison WI 53704

Or share responses via phone at (608) 246-4380

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USA: Wisconsin: Dane County

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