Drogosz Grant

Grant Criteria for The John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund

The John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund was established in December 2010 by Dick and Marianne Drogosz , John’s parents, through their matching gift in response to the generous contributions of more than 200 donors. Grants made from this Fund will be directed to non-profit organizations with educational, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse programs focused on helping youth ages 21 or younger in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties.

The following are the specific criteria for grants from this Fund:

  • Organization must have 501(c)(3) status and serve youth in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties
  • Programs or activities must focus on the education, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse
  • Programs and/or activities must focus on youth (defined as 21 or younger) in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties
  • Programs must demonstrate vision, action, effectiveness, good management and quality outcomes
  • Programs and/or activities should present innovative, creative and practical approaches in dealing with the education, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse with youth
  • Grants will be considered for the expansion and/or completion of a program/project that meets the above criteria

Grants will not be awarded for the following:

  • Annual fund-raising drives or fund-raising expenses
  • Endowments
  • Capital campaigns
  • Grants to individuals, fraternal organizations, bands or booster clubs
  • Travel or conference expenses
  • Religious purposes

Grant Due date: June 1,  2018

Awards announced: July 31, 2018

To apply, grantees should utilize the Freeport Community Foundation’s online Grant Application process: https://www.grantinterface.com/freeportcommunityfoundation/Common/LogOn.aspx

 For questions, contact the Foundation office at fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org or 815-801-3035.

2017 Drogosz grant recipient: The Rosecrance Foundation. Pictured, from left: Keri Fager, Carlene Cardosi, Daniel Schmitt, Steve Smith, Dick Drogosz, and Anne Boccignone inside what will be the new sensory room at Rosecrance’s adolescent facility.