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Austin Streeper receives Grant for Good from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation to support Dane County youth

ANDOVER, Mass. December 11, 2023 — Austin Streeper, Partner at North Star Resource Group – Madison, was announced today as a 2023 Grants for Goods recipient from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation (“Invest in Others”).

Streeper received this grant to support his work with the Canopy Foundation, a nonprofit in Dane County, Wis., focused on providing care for children experiencing abuse.

“The staff at Canopy Center has and continues to do such amazing work with the resources they are provided,” Streeper stated. “It’s so exciting to see a national foundation like Invest in Others recognize, reward, and support them for what they are doing to help children in need.”

The Grants for Good and Grants for Change programs enable financial services professionals to obtain funding for specific projects and initiatives on behalf of the nonprofits they support. Each program provides up to $20,000 to nonprofits for program support, seed money, or capital improvements.

“Our Grant Program helps professionals in the financial services industry optimize the impact they can make in communities all over the country,” said R. Barkley Payne, Executive Director of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. “We are extremely proud to help financial professionals fill funding gaps for the nonprofit organizations they support and amplify the charitable causes that they deeply care about.”

Streeper has been involved with the Canopy Center since 2012 and has been a member of the Board since 2013. By providing financial guidance in budgeting and spending and providing crucial support to the Canopy Center’s staff, he helped them expand their budget from $533,000 in 2013 to nearly $1.3 million in 2023.

His efforts have allowed them to expand the number of programs they offer to Dane County children while also growing their capabilities within each of their current programs. He has also helped ensure that the Canopy Center and its staff are prepared for the future by helping them set up simple IRA plans with agency matches for each of their employees.

“Austin’s passion for making a difference has been recognized with a well-deserved grant award for his outstanding work in the non-profit sector,” added Liz Witzel, Associate Partner at North Star Resource Group and associate of Streeper. “His commitment to positive change is an inspiration, and I’m so proud to have such a compassionate and impactful partner.”

In total, Invest in Others granted a total of $298,000 to 17 organizations across the country in 2023, with gifts ranging from $5,500 to $20,000. These grants are crucial to helping these nonprofits expand their reach and amplify their impact on communities nationwide.

To learn more about the Grants for Good and Grants for Change programs, and this year’s recipients, please visit

About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
The Invest in Others 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation is supported by the financial services industry to amplify the charitable work of financial advisors, employees, and their firms. Invest in Others is a catalyst to channel philanthropy and volunteerism to where it is needed most. To learn more about the Invest in Other Charitable Foundation, visit

About North Star Resource Group
North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides both individuals and businesses with the resources to help create, preserve, and protect their wealth. North Star has more than 160 full-time advisors and over 165 employees. In a network of 41 offices in over 20 states, they have contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 140,000 individuals and small businesses**. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit

**Data as of December 2021


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