MADISON, Wis. (9/30/08)--The CUNA Mutual Foundation announced it will distribute more than $272,000 in grants to local organizations, including $230,000 to the United Way of Dane County (Wis.) Community Campaign. The foundation's board approved the grant renewals to Madison, Wis.-area organizations in its current funding cycle. CUNA Mutual employees' contributions will complement the total after their fall United Way giving campaign. The foundation will match any employee pledge above the $230,000 total. Other grants approved included:
* Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth Children of Promise Program, $9,000; * South Madison Health and Family Center, Harambee, $10,000; * Edgewood College Courage to Teach Program, $7,500; * Waverly-Shell Rock (Iowa) Area United Way, $16,000.