FREEPORT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Awards $33,460.00 in Grants
The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awards seven grants totaling $33,460.00 to area non-profit organizations that provide a variety of programs and services benefiting Northwestern Illinois. These grants were presented at a Grant and Donor Reception on October 24, 2013. Fall 2013 grants were awarded from the Freeport Community Needs Fund and the Matthew A. Marvin Fund.
Five grantees were awarded a total of $26,460.00 from the Matthew A. Marvin Fund. The amounts and the projects these grants will fund are:
CONTACT of Northern Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training $ 2,850.00
FHN Family Counseling Center Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program $ 1,500.00
FHN Family Counseling Center Parent Enrichment Program $ 4,960.00
Senior Resource Center Programs, Services, and Activities Guides $ 1,350.00
Norman C. Sleezer Youth Home Broken Innocence Program $15,800.00
From the Community Needs Fund, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund, the Board of Directors awarded two grants totaling $7,000.00. The grants were awarded to:
FACC Chicago Ave. Mission Security Cameras $ 3,000.00
Public Health Foundation All Our Kids Network $ 4,000.00
The Foundation announced the creation and presentation of the inaugural Matthew A Marvin Community Impact Award. The award recognizes the importance of philanthropy and giving back to residents of Northwest Illinois. “We are proud that this year’s award was presented to Matthew A. Marvin for the impact his gifts have made to our community in the past 20 years,” stated Dan Schmitt, Executive Director of the Foundation.
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