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Spring 2016 Grantee Recognition Ceremony

On June 30, 2016, the Community Foundation held its first Grantee Recognition Ceremony. Attendees included Foundation staff and board members, local mayors, and staff and board members of the twenty agencies that received grants. The event was held at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva.

Click here to read the full press release about the ceremony.

The following agencies were awarded grants this spring:

Association for Individual Development
American Heart Association in Partnership with Oswegoland Park District
Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Batavia Artist Association at Water Street Studios
Crossroads Christian Youth Center
DuPage Children’s Museum
Ecker Center for Mental Health
Equine Dreams
Family Counseling Service of Aurora
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
Fox Valley Pregnancy Center
Friends of Child Advocacy Center
Joseph Corporation of Illinois
Paramount Arts Center
Presence Fox Knoll
Quad County Urban League
River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles
Simply Destinee
Suicide Prevention Services
Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County, Kendall Area Transit Division



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

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

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

…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

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

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