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Hesed House Endowment Fund

Established 1994

Hesed House
Hesed House

Hesed House of Aurora created an endowment fund in 1994 to provide a perpetual source of income for its future charitable needs.

Hesed House exists as a hub for services for homeless individuals and families.

Ministries include the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Aurora Soup Kitchen and Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS).

PADS has two goals: to meet homeless people’s basic needs (food, shelter and clothing) and to end homelessness one person—one family—at a time.

Hesed House, which originated in 1981, is located on South River Street in Aurora, the former site of the Aurora municipal incinerator.

The word “Hesed” is from biblical Hebrew and describes God’s unconditional and everlasting love.

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

…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

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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