Past Project Examples

The Kelly Nachreiner Donor Education Project

This project designed an organ donation education module for student driver's education programs throughout the state of Wisconsin. Partner: Wisconsin Organ Procurement Organization.

Village Health Projects

The project provided funding to build and distribute water filters in Uganda to address health and safety in rural villages.

Youth Spotlight Project

Creation of an emotionally supportive after-school reading and writing club for 5th grade girls. Designed to provide girls with a space to find their voice, curiosity and wisdom. Partner: Schenk Elementary School

Slow Food Educational Outreach and Social Justice Initiative

The Slow Food UW program used WIF funding to implement a project that expanded and created cooking lessons, meals and gardens at the Boys & Girls Club in South Madison.

Solar Bottle Bulbs in Rural Kenya

This project trained women in small Kenyan communities to make solar light bulbs for local homes and businesses where electricity was not available. The project used local materials and labor while empowering women.

Lobbying and Lawmaking in the Wisconsin Legislature

By analyzing data from the Wisconsin Ethics Board, the project sought to determine the effects of early-stage lobbying by interest groups on the Wisconsin Legislature's legislative output.

Promoting Wheels for Winners

Wheels for Winners is a small non-profit organization in Madison that repairs donated bicycles and awards them to children for doing community service. This project focused on the creation and implementation of a strategic marketing plan, news articles, brochures and public service announcements.