2023 Music & More Grant Recipients

Admission is FREE for the Thursday concerts, though

a free-will offering is encouraged at each concert.  

All the money collected throughout the summer is

then given to non-profit service agencies in Racine.

Following are the 2023 grant recipients:

Health Care Network, Inc. began in 1987, in donated space in the basement of First Presbyterian Church. The agency provides free or low-cost health care to residents of Racine County who are medically uninsured and earn under 250% of the federal poverty line. Services are provided at two HCN locations and throughout the county by over 250 health care professionals who volunteer their time, offices, and skills. More than 241,500 appointments have been scheduled and over 99,500 prescriptions have been filled. This represents a value of over $52.6 million! In the last fiscal year, 2,403 patients were served and 9,886 appointments were provided.

Services provided include medical, dental, and behavioral health visits, diagnostic tests, pharmaceutical assistance, social services, referrals to specialists and community agencies, and Spanish language interpretation. HCN provides a critical safety net for low-income, uninsured residents in our community. Executive Director, Alison Sergio; 500 Wisconsin Ave., Racine 53403; phone (262) 632-2400; www.healthcarenetwork.org

Founded in 1967, the Racine Arts Council encourages, supports, and advocates on behalf of emerging and established artists, artistic groups in our community, and young people interested in the arts. Our programs use the Positive Power of Art to sustain a creative environment for our community.

ArtStart makes art accessible to our community. Organizations we have worked with in the past: LGBTQ Center, Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility, Veterans Outreach, HALO, Bethany House and Women’s Resource Center

ArtSeed grant program encourages and enhances the arts in the Racine area and fosters excitement and growth in the arts in our community. Past grant recipients: Choral Arts Society, Racine Art Museum, Over Our Head Players, Racine Heritage Museum, Racine Concert Band.

Lonely Instruments Need Kids (LINK) is designed to give donated instruments to children who are financially unable to purchase or rent an instrument of their own.

Urban Sketchers Racine Kenosha fb sketch group. If you are an artist please join for some to learn about our meetup sketching opportunities.

Kathi Wilson, Executive Director. Office located at 716 College Ave., Racine, WI 53403 Phone: (262) 635-0261; website: www.racineartscouncil.org

Racine Vocational Ministry (RVM) is celebrating its 20th year of serving Racine County’s most disenfranchised residents. In May of this year, RVM placed its 5000th participant! Placements can include jobs, housing, education, and programming needs. Service delivery focuses on individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, chronically unemployed, returning from prison or jail, recovering from substance abuse, have failed to find a living-wage income using traditional mainstream public systems, and those attempting to avoid or leave gang affiliation. RVM also serves other at-risk populations including but not limited to domestic violence survivors and veterans. RVM regularly conducts life skills training classes and intakes at emergency shelters, churches and other neighborhood sites. 

This year RVM began offering training classes in the Racine County Jail in collaboration with Racine County Human Services. RVM also offers a Second Chance Program. This prison reentry program serves individuals reentering the community from prison in Racine and Kenosha. Executive Director, James Schatzman; 214 Seventh Street, Racine 53403; phone (262) 633-8660 www.rvmracine.org