2020 YP grants announced

Congratulations to the 2020 Youth Philanthropy Grant Recipients!!  A big thank you to all the schools, students, and organizations for your participation this year.  We are so proud of these students and excited for the charities they chose – it means that the teens see the value you bring to the residents of Grundy County!

Grant recipients are:

Coal City High School:
  • Help for Hope $2,500 to assist those in need
  • Coal City Unit School District $2,500 for student hardships
Gardner South Wilmington High School:
  • Catholic Charities – $2,400 for mobile food pantries in South Wilmington
  • Special Connections – $800 for client needs
  • Guardian Group – $500 for micro pantries in the Gardner area
  • GSW Student Assistance Fund – $500 for student hardships
  • We Care – $400 to benefit people in need
  • Jump Start – $400 to serve Grundy County families
Minooka High School:
  • Catholic Charities – $2,000 to benefit people in need
  • Special Connections – $1,500 for clients needs
  • REACH Program – $1,500 to benefit students in the REACH program
Morris High School:
  • PADS – $1,200 for housing needs
  • We Care – $1,000 for community programs and education
  • CASA – $1,000 for services in Grundy County
  • Ambucs – $750 to purchase a bike
  • Morris HS – $400 for a mental health campaign/day
  • Loving Deeds – $350 to benefit children in need
  • New Beginnings – $300 to benefit women in need
Seneca High School:
  • PADS – $1,500 for housing needs
  • Illinois Valley Industries – $1,000 for programs and services
  • TEACH Outdoors -$1,000 for programs and services
  • Grundy County Health Department – $1,000 for mental health services
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – $500 for services in Grundy County

The grants were announced on May 3rd via videos on our Facebook page – you can view them by clicking here.

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