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DayOneNetwork Receives $6K Grant From Community Foundation

For further information:
Joyce Helander
1551 East Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 879-2277

Outdated Computers To Be Replaced

DayOneNetwork is so grateful to have received approval for a grant from the Community Foundation of Fox River Valley in the amount of $6,075 for computers and computer equipment.  This grant enables DayOne to replace outdated equipment and software as well as replace equipment that is at capacity.  With state budgets cuts, staff has had to serve higher caseloads and have had to make sacrifices to maintain quality services.  The Foundation grant will help improve working conditions and provide staff with up-to-date technology to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

DayOne is a non-for-profit, community agency located in Geneva serving children and adults with developmental delays and/or disabilities in our service area (Kane and Kendall Counties and Hanover Township of Cook County).  The agency serves as the “front door” to the service delivery system “to find solutions” and “to make connections” for children and adults with special needs in order to access needed services and supports.  In the past year, DayOne served over 3200 children and adults.

“We are thankful to the Community Foundation of Fox River Valley and its Board in providing the funds to purchase the needed computer equipment, said Joyce Helander, Executive Director of DayOneNetwork.  It means a great deal to have the Foundation as a valuable resource to the non-for-profit community.”  The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individuals charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, Southern Kane County and Kendall County, Illinois. Their website is

For more information about DayOneNetwork services or volunteering opportunities, please contact Adrienne LeFevre at 630-879-2277 x114 or visit our website at

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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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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