The Community Foundation Of Will County Announces 2022 Community Partner Grant Awards
Seven non-profits receive more than $68,000 for new or expanding programs.
Focus areas are education, health, food security and the arts.
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.”
2022 Community Partner Grantees
Bolingbrook Christian Health Center
Bolingbrook Christian Health Center will be awarded $12,200 for a nurse-led initiative to improve health education and treatments. The funds will equip BCHC for disease intervention with laboratory testing, updating the laboratory computer and the screening computer, home care supplies for diabetic patients, medical supplies, and quarterly group training sessions for nurses and medical assistants.
Candor Health Education
Candor Health Education will be awarded $5,000 to educate young people about illegal drugs including edibles, opioids and fentanyl and the health consequences of drug use through a video game and online graphic novel.
Heart Haven Outreach (H2O)
Heart Haven Outreach (H2O) will be awarded $15,000 to purchase a lightly used 12-passenger van which will dramatically improve their reach, allowing them to service students in Plainfield School District 202’s JFK Middle School and Plainfield East High School. Additionally, they will be able to increase student participation for educational field trips and college visits.
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Junior Achievement of Chicago will be awarded $5,000 to expand economic education programs and establish a mentoring program for volunteers who are interested in teaching Junior Achievement curriculum in Will County.
The Mokena Fellowship
The Mokena Fellowship will be awarded $11,124.60 to improve ADA accessibility for people seeking support for alcohol or substance abuse.
West Suburban Community Pantry
West Suburban Community Pantry will be awarded $15,000 to help purchase a refrigerated truck to expand its geographic reach within Will County and offer a greater variety of foods at Virtual Food Pantry and School-Based Pantry sites.
Legacy Fine Arts
Legacy Fine Arts will be awarded $5,000 to expand its program for students ages 5-18 with an emphasis on helping children from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds. The grant will cover things like facility rentals, insurance, professional instructors, program supplies, instrument rentals, and marketing and advertising costs.