Freeport CF awards $41,379.00 in grants

The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors   awards eight grants totaling $41,379.00 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 23, 2014. Fall 2014 grants were awarded from the Freeport Community Needs Fund and the Matthew A. Marvin Fund.

Five grantees were awarded a total of $32,746.00 from the Matthew A. Marvin Fund. The amounts and the projects these grants will fund are:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Stephenson County
    • Education and Empowerment Initiative
    • $11,656.00
  • Freeport Art Museum
    • Arts Magnetism
    • $3,940.00
  • New Horizons Counseling Center
    • Therapeutic Counseling for FSD 145 Students
    • $8,000.00
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
    • New Jerusalem Capacity Building
    • $5,150.00
  • Senior Resource Center
    • Direct Assistance Program
    • $4,000.00

From the Community Needs Fund, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund, the Board of Directors awarded three grants totaling $8,633.00. The grants were awarded to:

  • FHN Family Counseling Center
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program
    • $2,500.00
  • Planetary Studies Foundation
    • Doug Firebaugh Observatory Expansion
    • $2,833.00
  • Stephenson County Historical Society
    • Research Library Development
    • $3,300.00

The Freeport Community Foundation thanks the following reception sponsors: Beggin Tipp Lamm LLC; Benning Group, LLC; Edward Jones-Dan Retzke; Elliott & Trainor, P.C.; Freidag Associates CPAs; Furst-McNess Company; Helm Group, Inc.; Hulsebus-Gehlsen Chiropractic Clinic; Mahoney & Hauser, Ltd.; Midwest Community Bank; Monroe Clinic; Dr. Michael Perry and Susan Perry Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois; Savant Capital Management; State Bank; U.S. Bank NA; and John & Janet Whiton.

The Freeport Community Foundation has a 39-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.

For information or to apply for a Freeport Community Foundation (FCF) grant, visit the web-site: , or call 815.801.3035. The foundation is located at 524 West Stephenson Street, Suite 102, in Freeport, IL.

If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Dan Schmitt at 815-801-3035 or email Dan at [email protected]