CF grants help Grundy nonprofits

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 | 0 comments

  By Devan Gagliardo – Program Director at the Community Foundation of Grundy County Jan. 18, 2016 As I reflect on 2015, I am proud of the impact the Community Foundation of Grundy County’s grant-making has had on the local community. The Community Foundation’s unrestricted or competitive grant program saw an increase in the number of requests for funding this year. With so many worthy causes, it becomes difficult for our grants committee...

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Death, taxes, and breakfast

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 | 0 comments

by R. Benjamin Johnston Morris Herald-News January 11, 2016   The coffee was warm, the food simple but good, and as always the company exceptional. The group had been having breakfast this way for years. Sometimes there would be more of them, sometimes less; the size of the group at any one day depended on both family and business obligations. Sometimes they got along, sometimes they didn’t. But all shared similar values regarding their...

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We’re ready for tenants!

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 | 0 comments

One of our part-time rental offices is ready for our first tenant – Anita Young of Chestnut Health Systems moves in next week for 3-4 days per month! If your non-profit needs a part-time office in Grundy County, we might be your best bet! We have two new locking computer armoires so two agencies can leave some of your office items here all the time.  We also have some locking file cabinets. $10/half day $20/full day Includes free wifi,...

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Solving Hef’s problem

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 | 0 comments

by Julie Buck Community Foundation of Grundy County   January 14, 2016   Okay, this may be surreal ends of the spectrum, but here’s the scenario:  Hugh Hefner wants to sell the Playboy Mansion in LA for $200 million – with the caveat that he live there for the rest of his life. Sound familiar?  Do you know a donor who has donated a farm to charity provided that they can live in the farmhouse the rest of their life? Both scenarios can be done...

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