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Foundation Funds

Field-of-Interest Funds

Access to Recreation Endowment Fund
Founding Donor: Council of Michigan Foundation, Inc., 2007
To support access to recreation projects throughout DuPage County.

Arts DuPage Fund
Founding Donor: JCS Fund, 2015
To support a county-wide arts council in DuPage.

Arts Fund
Founding Donor: WPWR-TV Channel 50 Foundation, 1994
To support artistic endeavors including, but not limited to, performing and visual arts, art exhibits, and arts education.

Basic Human Needs Fund
Founding Donors: First Annual Benefit Attendees, 1993
To support agencies responding to emergency housing, food, clothing and health care needs of low-income residents.

The Alben F. Bates and Clara G. Bates Foundation Fund
Founding Donor: The Alben F. Bates and Clara G. Bates Foundation, 2005
To support the residents of Elmhurst.

Shirley and Howard Benson Fund
Founding Donor: Shirley and Howard Benson, 2008
To support causes and organizations addressing hunger in DuPage County.

Bright & Early DuPage Endowment Fund
Founding Donor: DuPage Foundation and Multiple Donors, 2015
To support the work of early childhood community collaborations which are focused on building systems to improve kindergarten readiness.

John J. Bryant Fund
Founding Donor: John J. Bryant, 2017
To support unique projects and opportunities aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of life throughout Glen Ellyn. 

Children and Youth Fund
Founding Donors: Richard and Carole Cline, 1988
To be used for the physical, emotional, educational and intellectual needs of children and youth.

Ruth and Hugh Christ Fund
Founding Donors: Ruth and Hugh Christ, 2000
To be used for disadvantaged children and youth.

Communityworks Endowment Fund
Founding Donor: Grand Victoria Foundation, 2003
For early childhood care and education, workforce development, and land use and protection.

Companions' Fund
Founding Donor: Anonymous, 2004
To support animal welfare.

Environmental Fund
Founding Donor: Molex, Inc., 1991
For efforts to improve and/or preserve the quality of the natural environment including, but not limited to, air and water quality, public open space preservation, management of waste, and environmental education.

Glen Ellyn Fund
Founding Donors: Multiple Glen Ellyn donors, 2017
The Glen Ellyn Fund Initiative partnership between the Village of Glen Ellyn and the DuPage Foundation provides Glen Ellyn residents and friends with a vehicle to support unique projects and opportunities aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of life throughout Glen Ellyn. 

Gustafson Family Fund
Founding Donor: Gustafson Family Charitable Foundation, 2011
A named fund of the Communityworks Endowment Fund for early childhood care and education, workforce development, and land use and protection.

Health Fund
Founding Donor: Central DuPage Health System, 1995
To support and address the broad health needs in the community and to promote a collaborative philosophy in doing so.

Martha McCormick Hunt Fund
Founding Donor: Brooks and Hope B. McCormick Foundation, 1988
Primarily for charitable purposes relating to conservation and protection of the environment.

John and Elise, Mary and Arthur Kolar Endowed Fund
Founding Donors: Mary and Arthur Kolar, 1998
To support the environment and wildlife.

Wesley E. Luehring Foundation Fund
Founding Donor: The Wesley D. Luehring Foundation, 1999
To support charities located in or serving Itasca, Illinois.

Audrey and Glenn Mensching Fund
Founding Donors: Audrey Mensching, 2007
A named fund of the Communityworks Endowment Fund for early childhood care and education, workforce development, and land use and protection.

Abigail Catherine Mueller Children's Fund
Founding Donor: James and Jennifer Mueller
For children's programs.

Douglas A. Schooley Memorial Fund
Founding Donors: Lloyd A. and Darlene M. Schooley, 2017
To benefit individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Sindelar Family Fund
Founding Donor: Peg Sindelar, 2002
To support education and health.

Donald and Dianne Skeet Fund
Founding Donor: Dianne Skeet, 2014
To benefit children.