Tri City Health Partnership announces the receiving of a grant from Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, located in Aurora, Illinois to pay for much-needed building repair work. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has been a generous supporter of Tri City Health Partnership, the free medical clinic in St. Charles, since 2005. To date, the Community Foundation has provided funding to the free clinic for medical equipment, office equipment, a phone system, a security monitoring system, a medications refrigerator and most recently funding to pay for a very large crack in the building’s foundation. “We are humbled and very appreciative of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, and their continued support of the free medical clinic and the patients we serve. The Community Foundation understands the mission of the clinic to provide free, quality care to those in our community who are uninsured and struggling financially”, states Executive Director, Kim Lamansky.
Tri City Health Partnership has been providing free quality medical care to central Kane County residents who are uninsured and low-income since 2001. Acute and chronic care, as well as dental services, are provided by volunteer medical professionals who are assisted by a small staff. Partnerships with Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital and many local medical providers ensure comprehensive care for clinic patients. Since opening the doors in 2001, the clinic has provided over 28,000 on-site appointments for 5,300 local residents of central Kane County.
The clinic relies on funding from grants, local trusts and foundations, United Ways, service clubs, churches, fundraising events and individual donations. “Sudden, unexpected issues that are not in the budget can truly take a toll on the clinic’s finances. The crack in the foundation was damaging the interior of the building and a major concern. The donation from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley will fill the gap and allow us to focus on our mission: providing quality healthcare to low-income, uninsured residents of Central Kane County”, states Lamansky. www.tchpfreeclinic.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 $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.
For more information on the Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.