42  years of connecting people who care with causes that matter.

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Awards $64,678.21

in Grants


The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded eleven grants totaling $64,678.21 to area non-profit organizations that provide a variety of programs and services benefiting northwestern Illinois at a Grant Reception on May 4, 2017. Spring 2017 grants were awarded from the Freeport Community Needs Fund and the Matthew A. Marvin Fund.

Grantees were awarded a total of $37,685.00 from the Matthew A. Marvin Fund. These grants were awarded to:

  • Amity Society of Freeport:  $15,550.00
  • Freeport High School:  $20,000.00
  • Senior Resource Center:  $ 2,135.00

From the Community Needs Fund, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund, the Board of Directors awarded eight grants totaling $26,993.21. The grants were awarded to:

  • Children’s Hands On Museum of NW IL:  $1,282.17
  • Children’s Hands On Museum of NW IL:  $1,223.00
  • Freeport Art Museum:  $7,925.00
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank:  $1,268.00
  • Public Health Foundation of Northern IL:  $8,364.04
  • RAMP:  $1,510.00
  • United Way of NW IL:  $4,221.00
  • Winneshiek Playhouse:  $1,200.00           

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 September 1, 2017; awards will be announced by November 1, 2017.


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