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Spring 2017 Grantmaking Program By the Numbers:

2018 Grantees

Spring 2018 Awarded Agencies:

Computers, tables, and chairs for mobile computer lab for at-risk youth
Design and structure of new exhibit on safety in home for children and youth
Marketing materials for Kane County-wide 211 program
Back to school supplies, including backpacks and general supplies
Theatrical storage boxes to safely store costumes and supplies
Furniture, fixtures, and equipment for new location in downtown Aurora
New flooring in main activity room
Outdoor signage in front of building
Various merger costs, including website and branding
Equipment for programs in Aurora
Computer equipment
Repairs to bus used to provide winter clothing to residents in need
Hearing equipment for senior residents
Vaccine Clinic waiting area painting, furnishings, etc.
Seat replacement in Theatre
Furnishings for sitting areas for visiting family members and residents
Office furniture and equipment for satellite office in Geneva
Tablets and software to be used by staff working with families at new Family Resource Center waiting area
Replacement of plumbing in building
Computer for administration, marketing, etc.
Expansion of VNA Health Center in Aurora to provide additional patient rooms
Van for transporting clients to and from various appointments, ESL programs, etc.
Furnishings for meeting area for families who have supervised visitation with their children


Fall 2018 Awarded Agencies:


Batavia RSVP, Inc.

Home Aids and lock boxes

Big Rock Historical Society

New porch for library

Breaking Free, Inc.

New computers and software

Cal’s All Star Angels Foundation

Office furniture and computers

Family Focus

Aurora Center relocation/new work stations

Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Expansion of studios

Fox Valley Festival Chorus

Professional performance equipment

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity

Box truck for construction

Fox Valley Hands of Hope

Building exterior update

Geneva Community Chest

Technology restructuring

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Camp Dean playground project

Marquee Youth Stage

Technical upgrades

SciTech Museum 

Welcome Center water feature

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

Classroom construction

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Project HELP Program

…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

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

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

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

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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