Evjue Foundation grant brings homeownership to local family

Last month, The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, awarded grants totaling $720,800 to 56 nonprofits in Dane County.
The Evjue Foundation honors the late William T. Evjue. Evjue founded The Cap Times on Dec. 13, 1917, and led the newspaper until his death in 1970. Evjue established the foundation before his death, but it was the provision in his will to distribute the income from his controlling stock in the newspaper back to the community that accelerated the giving. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grants.
In 2018 a total of 141 area nonprofits, schools and art groups plus the University of Wisconsin shared in the foundation’s gifts of $1,594,000 worth of grants.
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is thrilled to receive $15,000 which will help pay for the construction of Chao & KaNhia’s home. The two-bedroom home, located at 1904 Tennyson Lane on Madison’s Northside, is expected to be completed this spring.
For soon-to-be homeowners, Chao & KaNhia, moving into Habitat home is a relief after moving from apartment to apartment, that were often in poor condition. “My family can finally leave the lifestyle of living in an apartment. Without Habitat’s help, we wouldn’t have this wonderful opportunity,” KaNhia said, “I am excited to become a homeowner and look forward to the new journey.”
Since 1987 Habitat for Humanity of Dane County has been building in partnership with low- to moderate-income families in 18 different communities throughout Dane County. Currently Habitat is building in Sun Prairie, Fitchburg and Madison.
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