1% for Recreation
What is 1% for Recreation?
1% for Recreation Program was started in 2007 as a way for local businesses to collect donations from customers to support recreation in the Bayfield area. These businesses ask their patrons to pay an additional 1% for their bill as a donation to the 1% program. From restaurants to gift shops and hotels, these donations are collected and forwarded to Recreation and Fitness Resources. These donations are generally quite small (typically under a few dollars) but add up to a sizable amount – over $56,000 from 24 participating businesses last year. 1% funds support the Rec Center and other non-profit organizations that provide recreation in our area (see right).
We encourage our members and users to visit and patronize these 24 businesses with their patronage in thanks for their community-minded support. The Bayfield Area Recreation Center would simply not be open without the 1% for Recreation Program.
To participate, donate or ask questions, please contact Scott Armstrong at 715-779-5408.
To Apply for 1% for Recreation Funds
The board of Recreation and Fitness Resources distributes 1% for Recreation funds on a yearly basis. Interested parties are invited to submit a request (download here). The mission of the 1% for Recreation Fund is to “provide funding to organizations that promote recreation in the Bayfield area. These organizations should operate as a non-profit and offer public opportunities for either outdoor or indoor recreation.” Requests for over $250 will be evaluated in October; under $250 will be evaluated monthly.
1% for Recreation Seeks Proposals
The 1% Fund distributes grants to non-profit organizations that promote recreation in the Bayfield area. We are currently inviting proposals. Please contact Scott at the Rec Center (715-779-5408) if you are interested in applying.
These Businesses Give Back to Community Recreation!
The following businesses are participating in the 1% for Recreation Program, which collected $56,000 last year.
1% for Recreation also funded the following other charitable organizations this past year:
We urge you to support these businesses as they support our community in return
Donors and Supporters
Apostle Island Booksellers
Big Water Coffee Roasters
Boreal Shores Kayaks Bremer Bank
The Candy Shoppe
Grace Hogan Jewelry
The Inn on Madeline Island Harbor Wear
Madeline Island Ferry
Living Adventure Reed Realty
Shine Silverwaves Jewelry
Stillpoint Therapeutic Massage
Wild By Nature