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Fall 2019 Grant Recipients

Total Animal Welfare Grants (1): $15,000

Total Arts & Culture Grants (16): $112,950
  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To support Arts Alive: After School Art Program for students in grades 6-8 at Indian Trail Jr. High & St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School covering creative writing, music, theater and visual arts.

  • To support SingFest 2020 that will help students understand the importance of learning healthy and correct vocal technique to pursue a career in the field of Musical Theatre.

  • To support general operations to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences through musicals and comedies.

  • To support the theatre's educational, outreach, and production capabilities.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To present a five-concert subscription season at Wentz Concert Hall and other community engagements concerts in DuPage County.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To convert a restroom into an ADA compliant restroom to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in programs.

  • To support a community art mural at the Glen Ellyn Public Library and a free family cultural celebration on Frida Kahlo's birthday, July 6, during an exhibition of Kahlo's work at College of DuPage.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To support the concerts and teaching presented by members of the Kairos Quartet for residents at Windsor Park.

  • To provide symphonic orchestra concerts and educational music outreach programs that are accessible to young people, families, and seniors.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To support revitalization of the Education Center that will greatly support EAM’s goal of increasing awareness and participation in DuPage County by increasing the Center’s capacity and patron use.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To support the writing and performance of an original piece of chamber music about monarch butterflies as a way of reaching a broader audience through nature-themed music.

  • To support concerts at retirement and impaired memory facilities.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To conduct six sessions of Musikgarten, an educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it.

  • To support an exhibition of creative arts and expression by survivors of child sexual abuse, exploitation, or trafficking.

  • To support a day of choral instruction and growth for female singers in grades 4-12 and professional music educators.

  • To support the DuPage Multicultural Dance Troupe in their continued work teaching children and youth synchronized international dances to perform at public events.


Total Education Grants (9): $128,738
  • To support the free after school drop-in program that provides a place for local teens to come together, learn, create, and be empowered in a welcoming, safe, and supervised environment.

  • To support an after-school program that provides educational, recreational, and arts opportunities to children and families residing in the low-income/high-need Willowbrook Corner neighborhood.

  • Partially funded by the Donor Advised Fund for Needy Children
    To support the Dare to Dream: Get Educated! annual conference focused on educating 8th-grade Latinas and their mothers or guardians about the value of higher education.

  • Partially funded by the Linda and Clark G. Carpenter Fund
    To educate food-insecure families with children to grow food for themselves, live more self-reliantly, and move towards a healthier lifestyle.

  • To purchase laptops enabling teachers to engage students in substantive, collaborative, and project-based classroom activities.

  • Funded by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund
    To raise the academic achievement of low-income K-8 students in Glen Ellyn School Districts 41 & 89 through after-school and summer enrichment programming.

  • Partially funded by the Phil and Judy Barnett Family Fund and Harbaugh Family Fund
    To equip youth with tools to manage stressors and at-risk behaviors through dynamic programs, practical education, resources and youth recognition.

  • Partially funded by the Phil and Judy Barnett Family Fund
    To support accessible tutoring for DuPage County adults striving to increase their English language and literacy skills to accomplish their classroom and individual goals and gain self sufficiency.

  • To support high-quality sex and drug education programs for low income DuPage County youth.


Total Environment Grants (5): $52,250
  • To support Nature Rx DuPage to educate the community, create new nature-health programs and promote the efforts of parks, forest preserves and other health organizations to engage people in nature.

  • To support the 2020 Environmental Summit.

  • To support the youth volunteer program, which enables students to learn about science and environmental careers while also experiencing nature and mentorship opportunities.

  • To support programs that reduce waste and educate people of all ages on how to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution.

  • To broaden the existing Glen Ellyn Native Plant Sustainable Yard Tour.

Total 2019 Fall Grants (31): $308,938