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2022 Grantees

Spring Grantees

Aurora Historical Society:  Their mission is to give the past a future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting the rich, diverse history of Aurora and the surrounding area.
They are receiving funding for the Tanner House restoration project.

Corbella Clinic: Their mission is to be the first step for women facing unplanned pregnancies, educating and equipping them to make healthy, life-affirming decisions.
They are receiving funding to add a second medical room.

Elderday Center, Inc.: Their mission is to provide quality day services and promote independence for older adults and providing support and education for their caregivers.
They are receiving funding to update office technology and install a communications system.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra: Their mission is to create a community of young musicians, enriching their lives and the lives of their families, schools, communities and beyond, through the study and performance of excellent music.
They are receiving funding to purchase woodwind and percussion instruments and a storage cabinet.

Equine Dreams, Inc.: Their mission is to improve independence and quality of life for individuals living with special needs.
They are receiving funding to purchase a vital piece of farm equipment.

Fox Valley Music Consortium: Their mission is to provide fine musical performances for people of all ages and educational opportunities for youth.
They are receiving funding to purchase percussion instruments.

Geneva Historical Society: Their mission is to preserve and share Geneva’s evolving story while inspiring and engaging the community.
They are receiving funding to add dehumidification and additional security cameras to the museum.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois: Their mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
They are receiving funding for a high-tech MakerSpace at Camp Dean.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services: Their mission is to provide healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency.
They are receiving funding for new flooring at their hub located in Aurora.

Plum Landing: Their mission is to provide a secure environment for active, mature adults who want to live independently, where individualism is encouraged and respected.
They are receiving funding for their outside railing replacement project.

Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America: Their mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
They are receiving funding for their St. Charles scout service center enhancement.

Valley Sheltered Workshop: Their mission is to provide adults with developmental disabilities a safe and supportive environment to help them achieve purposeful lives through the development of work skills.
They are receiving funding to upgrade their technology.

World Relief Chicagoland: Their mission is to help refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations as they rebuild their lives in the United States.
They are receiving funding for new technology to connect immigrants and refugees to a brighter future.


Fall Grantees

Aurora Christian Healthcare: Their mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ through free healthcare for the uninsured and those unable to afford care. They are receiving funding for computer hardware and software upgrades.

Cal’s Angels: Their mission is Granting Wishes, Raising Awareness and Funding Research to help kids fighting cancer. They are receiving funding to purchase new computers.

Casey’s Safe Haven Holistic Horse Rescue: Their mission is to educate the public on the responsibilities of ownership, commitment and the proper care of horses while helping every equine that comes through our doors find a loving family where they can spend the rest of their life. They are receiving funding for equipment for pasture and grounds maintenance.

Chamber Music on the Fox: Their mission is to present engaging, enriching, and immersive performances and cultural experiences to Elgin and Fox Valley residents. They are receiving funding to purchase new concert equipment.

Children’s Theatre of Elgin: Their mission is to offer individuals an equitable opportunity to learn, grow, and enrich their lives through theatre. They are receiving funding to purchase new microphones and sound equipment.

DuPage Children’s Museum: Their mission is to nurture joyful discovery and learning through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science. They are receiving funding to purchase pop up play equipment for hands on exploration of art, math and science.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Their mission is believing that symphonic music enriches humanity, they will create and provide the finest possible orchestral music, serving the cultural and educational needs of our community. They are receiving funding to purchase new bass stools for performances.

Fox Valley Fellowship Center: Their mission is to facilitate 12 step recovery through providing meeting space and resources for sober events. They are receiving funding to make building renovations.

Northern Illinois Food Bank: Their mission is to provide nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity and convenience through partnerships and innovation with a vision of everyone in Northern Illinois having the food they need to thrive. They are receiving funding to purchase a replacement of a refrigerator speed door.

Rising Lights Project: Their mission is to encourage, educate, and empower so that people from all areas of our communities can clearly see the ability in disability and create new opportunities to keep those with disability engaged and connected. They are receiving funding to purchase equipment for their garden project.

Second Act Scene 2: Their mission is to offer high-quality, professionally licensed mental health and social services to the underinsured and marginalized individuals and families affected by mental illness in the Fox Valley and the Greater Aurora area. They are receiving funding to purchase new office furnishings.

Simply Destinee: Their mission is to provide culturally responsive wellness skills that promote youth social-emotional development, and mental health challenges that many students are facing. They are receiving funding to purchase technology upgrades and program equipment.

Water Street Studios: Their mission is to be an integral cultural hub that draws, enriches and supports renowned artists, experienced art teachers, talented students and the art and culture-loving public from all over the Fox Valley and beyond. They are receiving funding for the expansion of an art studio.

…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

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

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

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

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

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