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Lawrence among recipients of ‘Solar for Good’ grants

The Solar for Good grant program has awarded over $450,000 in grants and solar panel donations to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations. Thirty-five nonprofits will install over 2,200 kilowatts of solar electricity, leading to more than $6 million in renewable energy investments in Wisconsin.

Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden is part of that.

The following organizations have been offered Spring 2022 Solar for Good grants to install new solar energy systems: 

Agrace HospiceCare – health care, Janesville

Albany Lions Club – community services, Albany

Aldo Leopold Foundation – conservation, Baraboo

Antigo Public Library – community services, Antigo

City of Altoona – affordable housing, Altoona

Couleecap – community services, Westby  

Curative Connections – human services, Green Bay

Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center – conservation, Madison

Edgerton Retirement Apartments – affordable housing, Edgerton

Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church – religious, Menomonee Falls

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) – human services, Racine

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum – conservation, Kenosha

Hunger Task Force – meal distribution, West Milwaukee

Lawrence University – education, Baileys Harbor

Madison Area Cooperative Housing Alliance (MACHA) – affordable housing, Madison

McFarland Lutheran Church – religious, McFarland

Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) – education, Milwaukee

Movin’ Out – affordable housing, Cottage Grove

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church – religious, Trempealeau

Northwest Side Community Development Corp – community development, Milwaukee

Outreach Community Health Center – health care, Milwaukee

Racine County Food Bank – meal distribution, Racine

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter – animal shelter, Prairie du Chien

Rooted – agriculture, Madison

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program – community services, Dodgeville

St. Mary Parish – religious, Omro

St. Robert Parish – religious, Shorewood

Tina’s K9 Rescue – animal shelter, Sparta

Trinity Episcopal Church – religious, Baraboo

Union Congregational United Church of Christ – religious, Green Bay

Vernon Economic Development Association – community services, Viroqua

Westcare Wisconsin – human services, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp – affordable housing, Madison

Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve – conservation, Two Rivers

One organization has asked to remain anonymous at this time.

The grant recipients from the Spring 2022 round represent various sizes and types of nonprofits from across Wisconsin.

The 35 nonprofits are a part of Solar for Good’s 10th round of funding. The program has offered solar grants to 152 Wisconsin-based nonprofits since it began in 2017. Once projects are complete and energized, Solar for Good grant recipients will add over 7.3 megawatts of renewable energy to Wisconsin’s electric grid, providing enough electricity to power approximately 1,400 Wisconsin households.