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2020 Grantees

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

Spring 2020 Awarded Agencies:


GlenOaks Therapeutic Day School (North Aurora)

To provide funding for technology that will enhance learning activities and better connect teachers with students in local school districts

Anderson Animal Shelter

To fund repairs to wildlife enclosures, improving the quality of life of animal residents so community members can continue to enjoy educational wildlife programming 

Career & Networking Center

To replace technology so clients can safely and effectively complete job search and networking processes

Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation

To provide funding for technology and educational materials to encourage youth development, family life skills, and more

DuPage Children’s Museum

To fund updates to portable exhibits that promote play-based learning

Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)

To provide resource distribution to low-income families

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

To help fund technology upgrades so staff can continue to provide quality service to clients

Mutual Ground, Inc.

To help fund building updates that will promote a safe and welcoming atmosphere for clients

Northern Illinois Food Bank

To help fund the replacement of a vehicle to distribute meals to food insecure children

TriCity Family Services

To help fund technology updates so clients can continue to receive quality care

Kendall Area Transit, Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County

To help fund security updates that promote the safety of riders and staff

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

…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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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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