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About DuPage Foundation's 2020 Holiday Card

DuPage Foundation’s longest-tenured volunteer, Matt Booth, is retiring this month from his role as partner at PwC after nearly 30 years where he was recognized for his expertise in both internal and external audit. His technical background includes accounting, process analysis, auditing and finance.

DuPage Foundation disburses more than $760,000 to support local not-for-profits in DuPage County.

DuPage Health Coalition and DuPage Foundation partner to provide child-sized masks for children.

Year-end charitable giving tips and news for 2020

Community Foundation Week 2020 November 12-18; National Philanthropy Day November 15

Applications are now open for a fourth round of DuPage Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Not-for-profits searching for grants for music and art programs should look to DuPage Foundation

DuPage Foundation Elects New Trustees for 2020-21

DuPage Foundation President & CEO Dave McGowan talks with NCTV 17's Jane Wernette about DuPage Foundation and its impact on DuPage County residents. The vision is to raise the quality of life for all residents, doing a world of good in our own backyard.™

Kait Balsewicz named Nonprofit Professional Rising Star of the Year by West Suburban Philanthropic Network

Alice Wood is new Director of Gift Planning at DuPage Foundation, effective August 10, 2020.

Sixty grantees share stories of how their DuPage Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund grants helped to alleviate suffering in DuPage County Illinois. DuPage Foundation grants totalled $1 million in April and May 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent changes in the law pose new challenges and opportunities for charitable, retirement, and tax planning. Gain strategies to optimize your planning and maximize the impact of your giving from respected financial experts from DuPage Foundation, Bridge Communities, Inc., and DHJJ.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce a total of $1 million in grants from its emergency COVID-19 Response Fund has been delivered to not-for-profit service providers in the DuPage County region to date. The third round of grants, totaling $500,000, was delivered this week, to support 43 DuPage County not-for-profits.

Join DuPage Foundation leaders and a panel of local experts to learn about evolving circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent changes in the law which pose new challenges and opportunities for charitable, retirement, and tax planning. Webinar will be held June 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST. RSVP by June 16 through Zoom.

The DuPage Foundation is pleased to be able to continue its annual Community Needs grant program with more than $500,000 awarded to 31 DuPage County health and human services agencies.

Join DuPage Foundation leaders and a panel of local experts for a virtual conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on our community and how our local government, not-for-profits, funders, and community members are answering the call for help. Webinar will be held Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. CST. RSVP via Zoom by May 15.

The Foundation has awarded an additional $200,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund to 15 DuPage County not-for-profits providing food and emergency assistance, housing, mental health services, access to healthcare, and other support for our most vulnerable neighbors. Since the Fund’s inception on March 19, a total of $500,000 in grants have been distributed.

The DuPage Foundation is thrilled to announce the first round of grant recipients from its COVID-19 Response Fund. Grants totaling $300,000 have been awarded to 21 DuPage County not-for-profits.

As of April 9, the DuPage Foundation had received 48 not-for-profit grant applications, totaling nearly $1 million in requests, for its COVID-19 Response Fund grant opportunity. With more than $600,000 raised to date, the Foundation is ready to begin deploying funds to DuPage County not-for-profits on the front line in providing critical aid to local residents who have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Foundation is thrilled to announce a $150,000 donation from the Birck Family to the Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing the fund's current total to more than $600,000. Contributions will help fuel our local not-for-profits who will be impacted by and charged with responding to the repercussions of this emergency. 

The Foundation is thrilled to announce a $100,000 matching gift challenge for our arts initiative, Arts DuPage. The first $100,000 in aggregate charitable contributions received by the Foundation between now and December 31, 2020, for its Arts DuPage Endowment Fund, will be matched dollar for dollar. The challenge is being funded through a generous charitable commitment from Wheaton residents Leslie and Mary Wiberg.

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act was signed into law to encourage Americans to begin saving for retirement or to add to established plans. However, the Act has a number of implications of which investors, advisors, and charitable gift planners should be aware.

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