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Six times a year, the JCS Fund offers visual arts and music mini-grants for not-for-profit arts organizations and governmental agencies that develop programs to enrich the creative landscape in DuPage County.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 17 – 23, 2022, DuPage Foundation is proud to recognize the dedicated service of more than 150 volunteers who donate their time and talent to advance the work of the Foundation.

DuPage Foundation recently welcomed Yashica Weeks, MS, CFRE, as director of gift planning.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome the following members to its advisory committees, approved at the March 17 Board of Trustees meeting.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Kaitlyn M. Balsewicz, CFRE, to assistant director of donor services, effective immediately.

McGowan recently announced his plan to retire at the end of the year after what will be 25 years of service as the Foundation’s chief staff officer.

View a list of organizations providing relief to the people of Ukraine.

On February 3, more than 150 participants tuned in to the fifth annual Charity Trivia Night, hosted by DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative (NGI). The event raised $6,000 for NGI’s grantmaking and activities.

Wall co-founded DuPage Foundation in 1986 with Brooks McCormick and Jerry Bradshaw.

DuPage County presented a check for $10.6 million to DuPage Foundation this morning to mark the launch of a strategic grantmaking partnership known as the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (Partnership).

Bright & Early DuPage (B&ED), an initiative of DuPage Foundation, released a comprehensive assessment on the status of early childhood systems in DuPage County and what has changed since the previous comprehensive report was completed in 2016.

DuPage Foundation recently welcomed Samantha Keck as communications associate to support the marketing and communications efforts for the Foundation.

On January 25, the DuPage County Board voted to solidify a grantmaking partnership with DuPage Foundation, executing an agreement to allocate $10.6 million in federal funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the Foundation to implement and manage a five-year grant program benefitting local not-for-profit social services organizations responding to the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, received a grant from the Glen Ellyn Walmart (facility #1848) through Walmart’s local community grants program which provides funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.

DuPage Foundation awarded $75,000 in grants to six DuPage County not-for-profit organizations that provide mental health services and programs to children and teenagers.

DuPage Foundation recently granted $20,000 to West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) to help families from the Woodridge Country Club complex who were displaced on December 9 due to uninhabitable conditions from lingering tornado damage.

DuPage Foundation is now accepting applications for the spring, 2022, cycle of its Community Needs Grant Program, open to DuPage County not-for-profit organizations working in the field of health & human services.

With stellar support from generous donors, community partners and sponsors, DuPage Foundation's Annual Benefit has grossed more than $515,000 to fuel Foundation operations and activities with additional gifts expected through year-end.

In fiscal year 2021, DuPage Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary, established 17 new funds, welcomed seven new members to its Legacy Society, and granted nearly $9 million through the Community Needs Grant Program, special initiatives, donor-advised grants and designated grants. Read more updates in the latest Annual Report.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the holiday season became more widely known as “The Giving Season?” Whether it’s giving of our time for a long overdue get together, sending a thoughtful message or gift to people we care about, or doing what we can for people in need, this is truly the time to celebrate The Giving Season.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome two new committee members, approved at the November 18 Board of Trustees meeting.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to award $432,193 in grants to 31 DuPage County not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of education, arts & culture, the environment, and animal welfare as part of the Foundation’s fall, 2021, Community Needs Grant Program.

Established earlier this fall, the Lombard Area AAUW Dickson/Mosillo Scholarship Fund will deploy annual scholarships within two categories of eligibility.

Joining in celebration with community foundations across the country, DuPage Foundation is proud to observe Community Foundation Week, November 12 – 18, which coincides with National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) on November 15.

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