The Community Foundation Of Will Country Announces 2022 Community Partner Grant Awards

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.”

Melvin and Ruth Oyer Joliet Central Band Fund supports music education for future generations

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.

Amazon Grants $500,000 To Community Foundation Of Will County

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.