Congratulations To The Community Foundation Of Will County Award Grantees
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.
Catholic Charities-Diocese of Joliet received $11,171 to purchase two new freezers and 50 sleeping mats for Daybreak Center. Family Bridges was awarded $5,000 for a bilingual holiday theater performance celebrating Latino Heritage. Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project received a $5,000 grant to provide bilingual education training sessions for migrant and seasonal workers and a $8,000 grant was awarded to Heart Haven Outreach to provide access to free professional mental health support services to middle school and high school aged students and families.
In addition, the Joliet Area Community Hospice received $15,000 to provide hospice training to paramedics. Loaves and Fishes Community Services was awarded a $5,296 grant to purchase a refrigeration unit to store perishable foods. Northern Illinois Food Bank received $7,000 to purchase two coolers and one freezer for a new food pantry in University Park. One Hope United received $15,000 to purchase a healthy lifesystel curriculum and United Way of Will County was awarded a $14,659 grant to implement a Will County Bridges Out of Poverty initiative.
The Community Foundation of Will County is Will County’s charitable endowment, allowing investment income to be used to promote philanthropic purposes. Priority areas include health, education, human services, and the arts. The Community Foundation of Will County is an Affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust, governed by a local board of directors, who represent the many communities that encompass Will County.
Since 2006, the Community Foundation of Will County has awarded grants totaling more than 1.4 Million to support non-profits across Will County of which over $86,000 went to 9 local organizations in 2019.