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“Grudge Match” benefits Grundy & Will charities

Joliet, Ill. — December 6, 2018   Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s charitable entity, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.), donated $52,809 in grants to 31 deserving Chicagoland  community organizations in 2018 at today’s seventh annual luncheon to honor those  organizations. In addition to the gifts mentioned above, $148,532 distributed by Chicagoland Speedway and …

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New Abel Endowment grants to combat ACEs

The Gerald D. Abel Endowment was established in 2016 at the Community Foundation of Grundy County to impact organizations serving children and veterans in Grundy and Will Counties forever.  Through the Abel Endowment, the Community Foundation of Grundy County was able to organize an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training in October. The topic of ACEs …

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

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.  …

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Devan's August column: Hoarding requires mental health help

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.   …

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