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Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley Receives Grant from Community Foundation

St. Charles – Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley has received an $11,804 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for an upgraded student evaluation system and lightweight computers. “We are very pleased to count The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley among our supporters,” said Peg Coker, Executive Director. “By using this computer-based method of evaluating progress, we can more effectively support the volunteer tutors who are helping our adult students become better workers, engaged parents, and involved community members.”

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 or call 630-896-7800.

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley helps adults acquire the English literacy skills that they need to function more effectively in contemporary U.S. society. Through trained volunteers and organizational staff, it offers free, one-to-one tutoring focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and understanding in English. The organization serves adults who live or work in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Campton Hills, LaFox, Lily Lake, Wasco, and Wayne. For more information about the program, visit or call 630-584-4428.

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

…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

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

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

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