The Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) recently announced the following 2022 Community Partner Grants. Grants are intended to help the recipient organizations expand existing programming and build capacity to meet the needs of communities in Will County. “Each of these grants will help our community partners do more to meet needs they’ve identified in Will County,” says CFWC Board Chair Chris Spesia. “Our organization and donors continue to be a resource for nonprofits that see needs and opportunities and are well-positioned to offer solutions.”
The Joliet Central High School Band has a legacy of excellence that stretches back more than a century. In fact, the Joliet nickname ‘City of Champions’ doesn’t come from its many outstanding athletes and sports teams but from the long history of national recognition that rightfully places the Joliet Central Band in the pantheon of student musical organizations.
Lisa Corrao joined the Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) as Executive Director effective March 21, 2022. Lisa brings more than 25 years of experience in non-profit leadership and development in organizations that support education, law and the arts which meshes well with the mission and focus of the CFWC.
The Community Foundation of Will County awards grants annually to not-for-profits for a broad array of charitable purposes in healthcare, human services, education and cultural arts. View the 2021 Grant Recipients.
The Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) announced on Thursday, February 25, 2021 that Amazon has donated $500,000 to invest in workforce development and education in Will County. This generous investment allows the CFWC to establish an advisory committee comprising leaders in education, economic development and workforce development (see below). They will bring resources and best practices from their respective organizations to establish criteria and seek opportunities for investment.