Freeport CF awards grants

Freeport CFThe Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded 10 grants totaling $31,478.54 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 22, 2015 at the Eagles Club. Fall 2015 grants were awarded from the Freeport Community Needs Fund and the Matthew A. Marvin Fund.

Seven grantees were awarded a total of $25,258.54 from the Matthew A. Marvin Fund.  The amounts and the projects these grants will fund are:

Amity Society of Freeport                  Kindergarten Readiness                            $   892.95

FHN Family Counseling Center         Parent Enrichment Program                     $3,541.00

Freeport Art Museum                        Arts Magnetism                                           $3,820.00

Little Cubs Field                                  Left Field Bleachers                                    $5,000.00

Parkview Home                                   Senior Citizen Technology                         $1,262.59

Senior Resource Center                     Website Development                                $5,140.00

United Way of NW IL                          Imagination Library                                    $5,602.00

From the Community Needs Fund, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund, the Board of Directors awarded three grants totaling $6,220.00.  The grants were awarded to:

Freeport Area Church Cooperative   Push for the Playground                            $2,000.00

FHN Family Counseling Center          Big Brothers Big Sisters                             $2,620.00

RAMP                                                    Employment Services                                 $1,600.00

The Freeport Community Foundation thanks the following reception sponsors:  524 Building; Beggin Tipp Lamm LLC; Benning Group, LLC; Elliott & Trainor, P.C.; FHN; Fishburn Whiton Thruman Ltd., attorneys and counselors; Forreston State Bank; Freeport Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture; Freeport Industrial Roofing, Inc.; Freidag Associates CPAs; Furst-McNess Company; Helm Group, Inc.; Holman-Dahms Insurance; Hulsebus-Gehlsen Chiropractic Clinic; Loescher Heating and Air Conditioning; Mahoney & Hauser, Ltd.; Monroe Clinic; State Bank; Swift Hospitality Group, Inc.; U.S. Bank NA; and Union Savings Bank.

The Freeport Community Foundation has a 40-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.

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