JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation

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The mission of the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation is to support instrumental music, cultural, health, educational, artistic and other charitable organizations serving the needs of residents of DuPage County, Illinois. The Fund is particularly interested in programs that provide long-term benefits. The Fund has discretion to support charitable organizations serving other communities if it determines that the goals of those organizations are consistent with its charitable interests.

Healthy Lifestyles Grant

DuPage County is one of the healthiest counties in Illinois according to the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Despite this high ranking, data still shows significant prevalence of chronic disease such as stroke, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and arthritis.

The JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation is offering Healthy Lifestyles grants totaling $75,000 focused on evidenced-based programs that encourage healthy eating and physical activity. The JCS Fund will begin the process by accepting letters of intent (LOI) describing the proposed program.

"Picture This" Mini-Grant

2018 is off to an artful start thanks to the generosity of the DuPage Foundation’s JCS Fund. In an effort to enrich the creative landscape in DuPage County, the JCS Fund is offering a Visual Arts Mini-Grant opportunity in 2018 for painting and drawing related not-for-profit arts organizations and governmental agencies. Entities may request up to $2,000 for locally-developed, high-quality visual arts projects that reflect the art and strengths of our diverse yet unified community.

Young People’s Music Initiative (YPMI)

One of the key programs supported by the JCS Fund is the Young People’s Music Initiative (YPMI). Through this initiative, critical support is provided to schools throughout DuPage County to help foster love and appreciation for music in young students.

This grant opportunity is available to schools/districts by invitation only.

JCS Fund Annual Reports