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.
The Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) is pleased to welcome Executive Director Elizabeth (Jan) Edgar, MS, CFRE, effective November 13, 2020. Jan is a successful non-profit and development executive with a proven track record with the United Way, regional health care organizations and medical industry associations.
The Joliet Region Education Scholarship Fund perfectly matches the mission of the Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) by bringing people together to support causes that matter. The fund was established with the Community Foundation in 2013 by a group of community, education and business leaders and has awarded more than 300 scholarships since then.
The Community Foundation of Will County awarded nine grants totaling $86,126 to local agencies at an awards reception held at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville. The recipients included Catholic Charities-Diocese of Joliet, Family Bridges, Farmworker & Landscape Advocacy Project, Heart Haven Outreach, Joliet Area Community Hospice, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Northern Illinois Food Bank, One Hope United, and United Way of Will County.