New year, new grant cycle

Posted on Jan 18, 2018 | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of Grundy County is accepting grant applications for funding in 2018.  Applications are accepted monthly and grants are awarded until this year’s grants budget has been depleted.   Nonprofits who serve Grundy County are encouraged to apply.  A brochure explaining what needs to be included in a successful application can be downloaded at https://www.cfgrundycounty.com/not-for-profits-how-to-apply-for-grants/   Grant...

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Devan’s December column: Partnership for Children makes a difference

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Well here we are…already half-way through December! It’s safe to say 2017 has been another great year.  Much of the focus on the programming side of the Community Foundation of Grundy County (CFGC) has revolved around youth this year.   In June, the Grundy Partnership for Children (GPC) began to reconvene after a year break.  GPC is a network of professionals who serve children, with a primary focus on the birth-5 population.  One of the goals...

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CFGC receives R.A.C.E. grant

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 | 0 comments

On Wednesday, December 5th, the R.A.C.E. Foundation awarded grants to many regional charities, including the Community Foundation of Grundy County! The annual D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic is a “Grudge Match” race between Grundy & Will County dignitaries.  The winner of each race gets to choose a charity to receive $2,000 from the R.A.C.E. Foundation while the losers’ charities each receive $1,500.  Grundy County Board Chair Chris...

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Devan’s August column: Hoarding requires mental health help

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 | 0 comments

August 17, 2017   About four years ago, the issue of hoarding was brought to the attention of several organizations in Grundy County, which prompted the Community Foundation of Grundy County to provide a grant that allowed the creation of a hoarding task force led by a counselor from the Grundy County Health Department.   Hoarding affects about 5 percent of the U.S. adult population and tends to be hidden and kept secret. We have all seen the...

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Julie’s November column: #GiveGrundy. We are home.

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Have you heard a new buzz building in Grundy County?  It started in October and it’s starting to grow…rapidly.   #GiveGrundy is a new partnership of 12 nonprofits who have dedicated time and talent to shout from the rooftops the great work that each is doing and the impact that each of the 12’s work is having on the quality of life in our community.   For a few years the Community Foundation of Grundy County has been hosting monthly technical...

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GC2 December 1st: What will Grundy County look like in 10 years?

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 | 0 comments

2017 Grundy County Growth Conference 2027 What Will Grundy County Look Like in 10 Years? Jobs, Housing, Roads What Planning Decisions Do You Need to Make?   Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00 am to Noon Moose Lodge 967 3835 N. IL Route 47, Morris (1/2 mile south of Illinois River Bridge) Presenters Grundy County Labor Market Analysis LaDonna Russell, Executive Director, Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board Ann Rzasa, Business Services...

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