This November, 2016, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley approved a $10,000 grant to Community 4:12 for supplies and equipment for our new facility at 78 S. LaSalle Street that we share with Community Christian Church.
Community 4:12 runs a variety of school-based tutoring and mentoring programs in East Aurora District 131. We also partner with organizations such as World Relief, Emmanuel House, Family Focus, SPARK, and Triple Threat and provide free space for them and others to host large events and classes. This grant will allow us to purchase audio/visual equipment that will allow us to provide volunteer trainings and workshops, student and parent programs as well supporting the technical needs of all of our partnering organizations when they host things like Citizenship Workshops, Parent Café’s, and other large group gatherings in our facility.
“We are pleased to support Community 4:12 with this grant in order to increase their capacity to serve the community. It is great to see agencies working together and sharing resources,” said Jeff Hartman, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.
About Community 4:12
Community 4:12 is a non-profit associated with Community Christian Church whose mission is “Uniting People to Restore Communities.” We work to bring people together across racial, cultural and economic divides by providing relationship focused volunteer opportunities that address challenges facing our community. Whether it is tutoring children working below grade level, teaching chess or dominoes to young learners or assisting refugees and immigrants in learning English, we believe that unity and collaboration make our community stronger. For more information, visit www.community412.org.
About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois. Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $75 million in assets and has awarded more than $60 million in grants and scholarships. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.