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2019 Grantees

The following agencies have either been awarded full or partial funding for the capital grant requests listed below their names.

Spring 2019 Awarded Agencies:

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

New computers and software

Equine Dreams, Inc.

New ramp for indoor arena

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area

Office equipment for new locations at the Aurora Police Department and Kane County Sheriff’s Office

Fox Valley Children’s Chorus

Rails for performance risers

Geneva History Museum

Security enhancements

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley

New roof for office

Kendall County Community Food Pantry

New roof for pantry

Lazarus House

Technology and fire safety

Making Kane County Fit for Kids

Marketing equipment and supplies

Marklund Children’s Home

Construction of new Day School in Geneva

One Hope United

Renovations to playground area at the Aurora Early Learning Center

Open Door Health Center of IL

Security improvements to the facility in Aurora

Pregnancy Information Center

Exterior signage and interior repairs to facility

Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc. dba Hesed House

New server

Simply Destinee

Equipment and furnishings for programs and performances

Special Stars INC NFP

Sensory gym project

Suicide Prevention Services of America

New phone system

The Bucket of Love

Equipment for rehearsals and performances

Water Street Studios

Activate the Alley project

Wayside Cross Ministries

New truck and plow


Fall 2019 Awarded Agencies:

Administer Justice

New desks, workstations, and computers

African American Men of Unity

New computers

CASA Kendall County

Office equipment

Dream Build Play Experience

Inclusive playground

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

Therapeutic equipment

Ecker Center for Mental Health

New flooring and furniture

Fox Valley Christian Action

Replacement of bus

Fox Valley Food for Health

Kitchen equipment

Fox Valley Music Consortium

New instruments

Healing to Healthy

Sewing machines

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center

Equipment for culinary and wellness programs

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Replacement of server

Open Door Rehabilitation Center

New flooring, ceiling, and wall treatments

Rialto Square Theatre

New website software

River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles

Langum Corridor Trail and riverfront improvements

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

Furnishings and equipment

Three Fires Council – Boy Scouts of America

Improved parking lot lighting and new carpeting



There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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