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DuPage Foundation Grants Nearly $940,000 to 52 Health and Human Services Organizations

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $938,077 to 52 essential health and human services not-for-profit organizations across DuPage County through the spring cycle of its Community Impact grant program (formerly Community Needs grant program).

A Grant Open House took place on Wednesday, June 5, at the Foundation’s office in Downers Grove. Grant recipients received their checks, had their photos taken, enjoyed refreshments, and mingled with other not-for-profit organizations along with DuPage Foundation staff, volunteer leaders, and partners.

The following organizations received a Community Impact grant:

  • 360 Youth Services: $25,000
  • AbilityLinks: $5,000
  • Assistance League Chicagoland West: $18,000
  • Bridge Communities, Inc.: $25,000
  • CASA of DuPage County, Inc.: $25,000
  • Chicago Dental Society Foundation: $25,000
  • DuPagePads: $25,000
  • DuPage Senior Citizens Council: $12,000
  • Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley: $25,000
  • Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network: $12,000
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry: $11,000
  • Evangelical Child & Family Agency: $10,000
  • Family Focus: $20,000
  • Glen House Food Pantry: $8,234
  • Hamdard Health Alliance: $25,000
  • HCS Family Services: $25,000
  • Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.: $25,000
  • Hope’s Front Door: $10,000
  • Little Friends, Inc.: $15,000
  • LOVE Christian Clearinghouse: $12,000
  • Marklund: $5,000
  • Mayslake Village: $3,000
  • Metropolitan Asian Family Services: $15,000
  • Metropolitan Family Services DuPage: $25,000
  • NAMI DuPage: $25,000
  • Naperville Elderly Homes: $15,000
  • Neighborhood Food Pantries: $25,000
  • Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services: $25,000
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank: $25,000
  • OLI Gardens: $10,000
  • Outreach: $25,000
  • Path To Recovery Foundation: $10,000
  • Peoples Community Church: $5,000
  • Ray Graham Association: $25,000
  • Reclaim13: $23,250
  • Repeat Boutique Center: $25,000
  • Ride Assist Naperville: $7,500
  • SamaraCare: $25,000
  • Sharing Connections: $25,000
  • Society of St. Vincent dePaul Conference: $4,500
  • Special Kids Day: $6,000
  • Teen Parent Connection: $25,000
  • The GardenWorks Project: $18,000
  • The Outreach House: $15,593
  • United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago: $23,000
  • VNA Health Care: $25,000
  • Warm Coats for Cool Kids: $22,000
  • West Suburban Community Pantry: $25,000
  • Western DuPage Special Recreation Association: $10,000
  • World Relief Chicagoland: $25,000
  • Xilin Association: $12,000
  • YWCA Metropolitan Chicago: $25,000

See project descriptions for each of the grantees here.

"We're thrilled to announce the awarding of these grants to essential health and human service organizations across our community,” said Roger McDougal, DuPage Foundation trustee and Grant Committee chair. “This vital investment will directly empower these organizations to continue their critical work, making a real and lasting difference in the lives of countless residents. By supporting such a diverse range of services, we are fostering a healthier, stronger community for all.”

“We are proud to share that 83 percent of eligible grant applications submitted this spring were funded,” said Barb Szczepaniak, DuPage Foundation vice president for programs. “Our Community Impact grant program exists because of generous donors who have made unrestricted gifts or established endowed field-of-interest funds at the Foundation in support of our community and their favorite causes. These ‘forever funds’ are invested wisely and generate income that annually fuels our Community Impact grantmaking. While the number of requests we receive always exceeds the amount of funding available in our budget, this year we received $480,000 in additional support for grants thanks to the generosity of several area donors and Foundation donor-advised fund representatives who supplemented our spring grant budget allowing us to set a new record from a single cycle. We are extremely grateful for their investment. That’s the power of coordinated impact at work!”

Our heartfelt thanks to the following for their help in furthering our mission:

  • Anonymous
  • Betty M. Bock Fund
  • Dare Family Fund
  • Darnall Family DuPage Fund
  • Freedman-Sindelar Family Fund
  • Harbaugh Family Fund
  • Martha L. Johnson Fund
  • Robert and Laurie McMahon Family Fund
  • Molex – Pass-Through Gift
  • Kaelan Mondragon Memorial Fund
  • Joan Morrissey – Pass-Through Gift
  • Pane e Pesci Fund
  • Paula K. Partipilo Fund
  • Mark and Kim Putbrese Charitable Fund
  • Snodgrass Family Fund
  • Sullivan Taylor Family Fund

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