Mayo Clinic Health System awards $20,000 in grants to local organizations committed to equity, diversity, & inclusion

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) –   Staff at Mayo Clinic Health System are contributing to an important cause in our community.

Through Mayo’s ‘EverybodyIN Fund for Change,’ staff raised $20,000 for four local organizations committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The money is going to the YWCA of La Crosse to expand access to its Racial Justice Workshops, and Couleecap for its Latinx Outreach, Response, and Recovery Program.

Funds are also going toward Hamilton Elementary School’s ‘Hamilton IN for Change’ program and the La Crosse Police Department for its Fair and Impartial Policing Training program.

For each donation employees made, Mayo matched it.

More details:

  • YWCA of La Crosse: $9,000 to expand access to Racial Justice Workshops for community advocates via scholarships.
  • La Crosse Police Department: $3,500 to provide Fair and Impartial Policing Training to local law enforcement while also engaging community stakeholders and the public.
  • Couleecap, $5,500 for its Latinx Outreach, Response, and Recovery Program which assists migrant/immigrant workers disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Hamilton Elementary School, $2,000 in support of ‘Hamilton IN for Change,’ a program that builds teachers’ capacity to plan culturally relevant instruction and activities.