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Suicide Prevention Services thanks the Community Foundation for its grant of $5,468

Suicide Prevention Services of America thanks the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for its grant of $5,468.

The money was used to increase lighting on the outside of the building, updating the exterior ADA ramp, to update some electrical work, and to refinish the floor in the hotline room.  All of the updates were to increase hotline volunteer safety and comfort.  SPS has a hotline and is also part of the National 1-800-273-TALK line.

“The Community Foundation has been a partner with us for close to 20 years“, said SPS Executive Director, Stephanie Weber.  The staff, board, and volunteers are grateful for their ongoing support.


About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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 $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.

For more information on the Foundation, visit
About Suicide Prevention Services

Suicide Prevention Services has been providing services to the community since 1998. Dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness, the agency offers counseling, depression screening, intervention in the local schools, support groups, a 24 hour hotline, prevention training and more.

Please join us for our Here For Life Suicide Prevention Walk on September 9th at Potawatomie Park in St. Charles.

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

…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

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