On February 22, 2022, DuPage County presented a check for $10.6 million to DuPage Foundation to mark the launch of a strategic grantmaking partnership known as the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership.
Over the next five years, the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership will implement a $10 million grant program to support social service not-for-profit organizations helping DuPage County residents most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will focus on providing assistance for food insecurity, housing instability, mental health, and substance use disorder.
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The Partnership awarded nearly $1.3 million in Immediate Intervention grants, on June 18, 2023 to 18 social service not-for-profit organizations serving DuPage County residents in the areas of food insecurity, housing instability, mental health, and substance use disorder.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022 the DuPage County Board and DuPage Foundation awarded $3,849,374 in Transformational grants to 17 social service not-for-profit organizations. This marks the second set of grants distributed by the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (DCTP), established by the Board and Foundation in January.
To be eligible to apply for a grant through the Partnership, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) social service not-for-profit providing assistance in the areas of food insecurity, housing instability, mental health, or substance use disorder that meets at least one of the following criteria:
- Have more than 50 percent of its total clients be DuPage County residents; or
- Provide services in facilities physically located in DuPage County; or
- Have a DuPage County advisory board.