Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
(630) 896-7800

Creative Placemaking Fund

Established 2019

Activate the Alley

In honor of our 10-Year Anniversary, Water Street Studios is partnering local artists with 10 local nonprofits to create outdoor, public art murals that illustrate the programs and services that the nonprofit offers back to the community. These murals will be on display in the alley leading up to the entrance of Water Street Studios.




Participating Nonprofits:


Association for Individual Development (AID)

To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose.


Batavia Park District 

Committed to providing fun, safe and innovative open space and recreational opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents.


CASA Kane County

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system.


Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center

The goal of the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center (FVEC) is to provide critical support to local companies to help them create jobs, expand their business and grow revenue.


Fox Valley Food for Health

Fox Valley Food For Health’s mission is to promote a nutrition-focused community through teen education and serving those struggling with a health crisis.


Fox Valley Patriotic Organization

The Fox Valley Patriotic Organization (FVPO) has set out on an impressive plan to create a national monument to celebrate the symbol of our great nation, the United States Flag.


Fox Valley Special Recreation Association 

To provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles.


Mutual Ground

To provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.


Suicide Prevention Services

Suicide Prevention Services was founded on May 29, 1998. Our mission is to open minds, save lives and restore hope through prevention, intervention and postvention, using education, advocacy and collaboration.


TriCity Family Services

TriCity Family Services is a private, not-for-profit human service agency serving the community members and organizations of Central Kane County. The agency is dedicated to strengthening people and building community through the provision of quality, affordable counseling, youth crisis intervention, prevention, and early intervention services that promote sound mental health and effective family functioning.



(630) 896-7800