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Fox Valley Heart Foundation Receives $10K Grant From Community Foundation

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Bonnie Resch

The Fox Valley Heart Foundation recently received a $10,000 grant award from Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to enhance heart risk awareness and screening programs in the community.

“We are grateful to the Community Foundation for their generosity in supporting our ongoing initiatives that help those less fortunate take charge of their heart health,” said Santosh Gill, MD, President of the Fox Valley Heart Foundation,

As a result of the funding support, the Fox Valley Heart Foundation will be able to purchase additional computers and equipment to support its community cholesterol and heart risk profile screening efforts.

“Our mission is to promote cardiovascular health while reducing gender and economic disparity and I believe that receiving this grant allows us to touch even more lives by providing much needed information and education to men and women who may not have access to it,” said Bonnie Resch, Secretary of the Fox Valley Heart Foundation and administrator for the grant project.

The vision of Fox Valley Heart Foundation is to create a tangible framework that facilitates every community member’s access to cardiovascular education, personal risk assessment, and the opportunities necessary to live a healthy life.

This vision requires the collaboration between the community at large, community healthcare institutions, local community representatives, and corporate.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic corporation that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County Illinois.

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

…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

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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