New Town Hall Meetings

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 | 0 comments

  The Community Foundation of Grundy County has started a new summertime tradition of hosting town hall meetings in four areas around the county: Mazon-Verona-Kinsman; Coal City-Diamond-Carbon Hill; Gardner-South Wilmington; and Minooka-Channahon.   Our purpose for the public meetings is to meet residents face-to-face, explain our programs and how they help all parts of the county, and to listen to residents and leaders as they tell us what’s...

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Designing Scholarship Funds

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 | 0 comments

All of the forms are in and the checks have all been cut, signed, and mailed.  Scholarship season is over for another year!   Community foundations are experts when it comes to donor-designed funds – charitable funds designed by the donors who set them up so that the grants from the funds support the causes that they care about.  One type of donor-designed fund that we can hold and steward for you is a scholarship fund, which is a pretty...

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Buck explains for-profit vs. non-profit

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Morris Daily Herald June 21, 2013 By Rose Ann Rakidzic   The Minooka Community High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America welcomed guest speaker Julie Buck, executive director of the Community Foundation of Grundy County, to the club’s Thursday, May 2, meeting.   Buck educated members on the difference between a for-profit and a nonprofit type of business.   “Every career an FBLA member strives for has the potential to become...

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Free Workshop for Professional Advisors

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 | 0 comments

A strength of the Community Foundation is our ability to bring speakers, workshops, and training to Grundy County so that a) our colleagues don’t have far to travel and b) to help assure that decisions in Grundy County are being made according to best practices.   We do this for many topics and through the numerous networks that we convene or co-convene.  This includes the Behavioral Health Alliance, the Grundy Partnership for Children, and the...

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