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 |  W5151 YOUNG RD Eagle WI 53119-1956

Friends of Governor Dodge State Park is headquartered in Eagle, WI, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 39-1858402.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Natural Resources Conservation and Protection within the Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1998.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

It is the goal of the Friends of Governor Dodge to support recreation, education and environmental stewardship. The group will continue with their current initiatives but will also look to the future. Having completed a feasibility study, the goal now is to build the 20-site equestrian campground that was identified in the park’s 1984 master plan. A scenic and spacious site for a new equestrian campground has been identified at the north end of the park. Plans have been approved, and water and electric are already in place. A new Trails End Campground will nearly double the capacity of the current campground and will welcome hundreds more users to access the park each season. With more trails at Governor Dodge than can be covered in a single day, riders will extend their visit when they have adequate overnight facilities. The new campground will provide a true camping experience, one that will encourage equestrians to camp with their friends and family, children and horses, building memories around outdoor recreation and fostering stewardship for our parks that will continue for generations.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

The Friends will seek funding for the campground project from a variety of sources including fundraising events, grants, and donations. This will begin with raising awareness for the project, educating the public, and developing relationships. We will share our story with individuals, organizations, foundations and businesses. We will continue as a member of the Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce and the WI Horse Council and will increase activity within those organizations. We will recruit volunteers and new members at our events and through the media. We will build partnerships with businesses and corporations. We will continue to host fundraising events such as our popular Poker Ride and Silent Auction. We will sell raffle tickets, T shirts, trail passes. We will promote our cause with a booth at the Midwest Horse Fair, one of the Midwest’s premier horse events. We will meet with local legislators. We will apply for grants (WI Horse Council, DNR Stewardship, Federal Recreational Trails Program and others) and seek creative ways to fund the project. We will complete the first phase of our project, building a vault toilet that will serve the parking area now and the equestrian campground in the future.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Governor Dodge State Park is loved and used by many, with over 500,000 visitors each year. The Friends of Governor Dodge State Park is a small but very dedicated group that has been working together to benefit the park for over 20 years. The Friends have kept their initiatives in the spotlight. The Friends have a healthy bank account and endowment fund, and the equestrian committee has raised over $180,000 for the campground fund over the past year. The Friends have applied for and have been awarded several grants already. The Friends have a history of accomplishing its goals.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

• In 2020 membership in the Friends of Governor Dodge will increase by at least 10 new members. • The equestrian campground project will continue to be recognized in the media and at events each month. • Our presence in social media will increase by 50%. • We will continue our membership with the Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce, hosting a “5:01 Event” in 2020, and we will develop at least 3 solid business partnerships. • We will continue our membership the WI Horse Council and will raise awareness and funds with our presence at the 2021 Midwest Horse Fair. • We will be awarded at least 2 significant grants. We will apply for at least two additional grants. • We will have met with at least 2 local state legislators, the Iowa County Executive, and the Dodgeville Economic Development Specialist. • We will have hosted at least two fundraisers, increasing net profits by 10% over last year. • We will have raised at least an additional $100,000 by the end of 2020.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Membership in the Friends of Governor Dodge has doubled over the last 3 years. News articles about the equestrian campground project have appeared in the Dodgeville Chronicle, the State Farm Journal, Country Today, the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks newsletter, WI Horsemen News, and the WI Horse Council newsletter. Our project has been spotlighted on two Madison TV channels and one state-wide radio station. We have created an informative, user-friendly website and have established a strong presence in social media We have hosted 10 fundraisers in the last 3 years, as well as several educational events. We have applied for and received three DNR Stewardship grants in the last 5 years. We have completed Phase I of the New Equestrian Campground by installing a new vault toilet that will service all park users and improved the day ride parking lot to accommodate all users.



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