Philanthropy passes values to our kids

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 | 0 comments

by Julianne Buck, Executive Director   If your kids are out of school for the summer and “bored,” you can use this down time to work on family philanthropy, especially if your family philanthropy plan involves volunteer work. There seems to be more of that available in the summer. Family philanthropy provides a focal point for parents to transmit their values. By engaging several generations, children have an opportunity to learn from an...

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New grant to fund direct services

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Believe it or not, it’s hard to give money away. We funders (including donor advised funds) often struggle with finding the right fit for our grants. We have an idea but often the local charities don’t have the capacity to do the work or, for those of us in rural areas, sometimes the charity doesn’t even exist yet.  Patience, rough starts, and errors can pay off – and usually in a bigger way than originally imagined.  ...

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A long-term way to remember a loved one

Posted on May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

A long-term way to memorialize a loved one   May 11, 2017 by Julianne Buck Executive Director   The month of May is a time when we remember loved ones who have passed before us.  We take flowers to the cemeteries and area churches read aloud their book of memorials during Sunday services.  We gather on the courthouse lawn on Memorial Day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.   These are all ways to keep a loved one’s...

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Collaboration is key in Habitat’s new initiative

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Collaboration is key in Habitat’s new initiative   Morris Herald-News Published: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. CST   By SARAH PETERSON – Executive Director, Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity   Collaboration. In the nonprofit industry we continually hear about collaboration.   Collaboration is necessary for what we do so we can help more people without duplicating services.   Collaboration is something...

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NEW! Mark Smith Legacy Fund for Scholarships

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 | 0 comments

We are excited and proud to announce the new Mark Smith Legacy Fund for Scholarships at Minooka Community High School! Established and chaired by Science Department Chair Donna Engel, the fund will provide one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. To donate to this fund online, please click here.          ...

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