On June 12, the DuPage Foundation completed a record-breaking Spring Community Needs Grant season where, for the first time in one distribution cycle, more than $500,000 was awarded to organizations working in the area of health and human services. Recipients, along with Foundation Trustees, Grant Committee members, donors, and staff, were all smiles during the milestone event where the critical work these not-for-profit organizations are doing was celebrated.

Vice President for Programs Barb Szczepaniak explained, “It is because of donors who have given unrestricted gifts or established field-of-interest funds here at the Foundation that our Community Needs Grant Program exists. And it is because of donors with individual donor-advised funds that we can supplement our Community Needs grant budget and fund a greater share of requests. This wonderful teamwork results in support for so many worthy causes!”

See the recipients and the purposes of their awards here.

An additional $270,000 in Bright & Early DuPage grants will be awarded to early childhood collaboratives on June 27.

The Fall Community Needs grant cycle (Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Education, and Environment) application deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018. See more information and apply here.