$34,881.96 AWARDED IN GRANTS
The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded ten grants totaling $34,881.96 to area non-profit organizations that provide a variety of programs and services benefiting northwestern Illinois at a Grant Reception on April 9, 2013. Spring 2013 grants were awarded from the Freeport Community Needs Fund and the Matthew A. Marvin Fund.
Grantees were awarded a total of $27,481.96 from the Matthew A. Marvin Fund. These grants were awarded to:
- Assault and Abuse Services of Stephenson County $7,181.00
- Freeport Art Museum $4,135.00
- Habitat for Humanity Freeport Illinois $5,000.00
- Northern Illinois Food Bank $4,473.00
- Parkview Home $1,992.96
- VOICES DV $4,700.00
From the Community Needs Fund, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund, the Board of Directors awarded four grants totaling $7,400.00. The grants were awarded to:
- American Red Cross Northwest Illinois Chapter $1,100.00
- Freeport Community Public School Fund $3,600.00
- NAMI $1,200.00
- Stephenson County Historical Society $1,500.00
The Freeport Community Foundation has a 38-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders that are dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs. 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organizations from Freeport and the surrounding communities are eligible to receive funding. Freeport Community Foundation grant cycles are awarded two times annually. The next cycle of grant proposals will be due on August 30, 2013; awards will be announced by November 1, 2013.
JOHN M. DROGOSZ YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION/TREATMENT MEMORIAL FUND
The Freeport Community Foundation is taking applications for the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund. 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 in our community. To apply, prospective grantees should utilize the Freeport Community Foundation’s grant application and all grant forms at the Foundation’s website. Application deadline is 4:00 pm, June 4, 2013. For further information contact the Foundation at 815-801-3035.
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AWARDS IAN MURPHY-MITCHARD SCHOLARSHIP
The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors has awarded the 2013 Ian Murphy-Mitchard Scholarship for the Arts to Katelyn Koch. This scholarship was awarded at the Pearl City High School Senior Awards Ceremony on May 8, 2013. The $500 Ian Murphy-Mitchard Scholarship is given each year to a Stephenson County graduating senior in a high school, home school or GED program to assist with a continuing career in music, visual arts or creative writing. Koch plans on attending Savannah College of Art and Design.
Ian Murphy-Mitchard passionately believed in supporting artists and this scholarship is given in his memory by his friends and family.
For more information regarding this scholarship or to apply for a Freeport Community Foundation (FCF) grant, please call 815-801-3035.
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