The following agencies have been awarded a grant from the Youth Engagement in Philanthropy (YEP) Program.
CASA Kane County: Their mission is to advocate for the best interests of children in abuse, neglect and private guardianship cases within the Juvenile Court system.
They are receiving funding to provide gift cards, suitcases and incidentals for children.
Equine Dreams, Inc.: Their mission is to improve independence and quality of life for individuals living with special needs
They are receiving funding for a circular training pen to be used for youth therapy riding.
Hesed House: Their mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give people the chance to hope again.
They are receiving funding for their move out assistance program for children and youth.
Marquee Youth Stage: Their mission is to broaden the reach and impact of theatre so that students of all abilities, ethnicities, skills and economic backgrounds may benefit.
They are receiving funding for their Project Reach: Leadership in Arts Program for youth.
The Conservation Foundation: Their mission is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds and promote stewardship of our environment.
They are receiving funding for their pollinator garden for youth programs.
TriCity Family Services: Their mission is to provide quality mental health services that are accessible and affordable. We support, encourage, validate, and respect all.
They are receiving funding for their eating disorders program for youth.
YMCA Safe n’ Sound: Their mission is to develop strong children, families and communities through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living.
They are receiving funding for their Safe n’ Sound Aurora program for youth.