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2023 Grantees

Spring Grantees

APS Training Academy: Their mission is empowering vulnerable communities in Aurora by providing FREE education and vocational opportunities in STEAM. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new computers and technology upgrades.

Aurora University: Their mission is to empower students to achieve lasting personal and professional success. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new computers for their learning lab.

CASA Kane County: Their mission is that all children in the foster care system will have a safe, nurturing, and permanent home where they can thrive with the support and involvement of their community. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new computers.

Changing Children’s Word Foundation: Their mission is for every child and adolescent to be supported in positive development by caregivers and professionals within loving, non-violent families and peaceful communities. They are receiving funding for technology upgrades and video equipment.

Community Crisis Center: Their mission is to provide 24/7 crisis intervention, resources, and shelter. They are receiving funding to replace vertical platform lifts to aid in the transport of equipment.

Crossroads Christian Youth Center: Their mission is dedicated to community outreach and the discipleship of young people. They are receiving funding for roof replacement.

Easterseals of DuPage & Fox Valley: Their mission is to ensure that children with disabilities and their families are empowered. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a Zono sanitation system.

EKGs for EGK: Their mission is to support the education and prevention of sudden cardiac death in young people. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a AED devices and storage.

Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project: Their mission is to improve working conditions and opportunities for low-income workers and their households in the cannery, farms, greenhouse, landscaping, meat, nursery, packinghouse, poultry, restaurants, and snow plowing industries. They are receiving funding for the purchase of capital materials for community outreach.

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area: Their mission is to provide quality, accessible, client-centered, equitable and holistic behavioral health services. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new office furnishings.

Fox Valley Christian Action: Their mission is to provide children and families from low-income communities with education and activities. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a new van.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley: Their mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a new ReStore Box Truck.

Hesed House: Their mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people a chance to hope again. They are receiving funding for the construction of a pole barn.

Kendall County Community Food Pantry: Their mission is to “Care. Share. Strengthen. Committed to our neighbors in need.” They are receiving funding for the expansion of their cold storage units.

Northwestern Memorial Foundation: Their mission is to provide leading-edge care in the Chicago region regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new power exam tables.

The Paramount Arts Centre: Their mission is to be a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by making the performing arts accessible for every age and socio-economic background. They are receiving funding for the purchase of lighting and sound equipment upgrades.

Serenity House: Their mission is to provide treatment services to all individuals and families recovering from substance abuse disorders by helping to develop the skills necessary to rebuild families, strengthen relationships, and become productive members of the community. They are receiving funding for the purchase of furnishings for a new recovery home.

St. Charles Singers: Their mission is to perform, promote and preserve fine choral music for diverse audiences, regionally, nationally and internationally. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a new music filing storage system.

Sunnymere: Their mission is to provide gracious living accommodations for senior citizens. Based on the belief that human dignity is paramount, facilities are provided at moderate, subsidized prices and accommodations are maintained at a level responsive to the changing needs of the community. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new plumbing.

Fox Valley YMCA: Their mission is to instill Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body. They are receiving funding for the purchase of new building safety and security equipment.

 

Fall Grantees

Anderson Humane: Their mission is to champion the welfare of animals and improve the lives of people through programs that create mutually beneficial human-animal connections, inspiring kindness and respect throughout our community. They are receiving funding for shelter renovations.

Batavia United Way: Their mission is to increase the public’s awareness and support of social service needs as well as acting as a conduit for collection of community contributions. They are receiving funding for phone and computer upgrades.

Campton Historic Agricultural Lands: Their mission is to protect the historic, agricultural and natural resources beginning with the Garfield Farm Museum in northeastern Illinois. CHAL seeks landowners who wish to preserve their property for future generations. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a fire and security alarm system.

City of Lights Theatre & Cabaret: Their mission is to educate and enhance the Fox Valley community by presenting quality, professional-caliber musical theatre using local artists while providing a nurturing, creative space for trained performers. They are receiving funding for wireless microphones with receivers.

Fox Valley Music Foundation: Their mission is to preserve, promote, protect and present the wonderful music of the Fox Valley area and beyond for the community. They are receiving funding for backline music instruments and equipment.

Fox Valley Older Adult Services DBA Fox Valley Community Services: Their mission is to enrich the journey of life for seniors through a variety of programs and experiences. FVCS aims to be the leading provider of comprehensive and

innovative services for seniors in their community. They are receiving funding for new carpeting.

Lighthouse Foundation: Their mission is to provide funding for critical substance use recovery and mental health services to indigent clients in our community. They are receiving funding for medical supplies and furnishings.

Mutual Ground, Inc: Their mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to eliminate domestic and sexual violence and the harms of substance use through education, awareness, and life-changing services. They are receiving funding for outdoor walkway concrete repairs.

Oswegoland Seniors, Inc.: Their mission is to promote the well-being of our Senior Community–improve their quality of life and extend independent living–by fully integrating the whole community. They are receiving funding for the Installation of new IT network.

Science and Technology Interactive Center: Their mission is fueling the curiosity of our youth and igniting their passion for STEM learning through mobile initiatives and community engagement. They are receiving funding for furniture, equipment, and technology for new office location.

St. Charles Arts Council: Their mission is to create an organization that serves and promotes the arts and cultural activities in St. Charles, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community. They are receiving funding for the purchase of a new computer.

The START Program: Their mission is to equip all participants with the necessary pieces to be successful at the often intricate and challenging puzzle of life. They are receiving funding for activity equipment for youth.

TriCity Family Services: Their mission is to provide quality mental health services that are accessible and affordable. They are receiving funding for door replacement and an upgraded network provider.

VNA Health Care: Their mission is to improve health equity and reduce health disparities with high quality, accessible, and compassionate care delivered in VNA health centers, community settings and patient homes. They are receiving funding for building renovation and expansion.

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

…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

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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