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...

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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...

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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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Julie’s August MHN column: Get ready for charitable gift planning

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 | 0 comments

We are excited to invite all professional advisers in the region to a free workshop to earn CEUs on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The 25th annual Estate and Charitable Gift Planning Institute is a national event hosted locally to teach the finer details of planning estate gifts. The Continuing Education Units are available for attorneys, accountants, financial planners and trust officers, which includes one hour of ethics. The live telecast will be...

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Philanthropy isn’t about us, it’s about improving the county

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

by Julianne Buck Executive Director August 3, 2017   Well, it finally happened. After years of wishing and promising, we finally got to New Hampshire to see Jim Baum’s mountain. Yes, Jim Baum bought a mountain. Well, it’s part of a mountain – 250 acres on the eastern slope of Moose Mountain just outside of Hanover, New Hampshire. Jim’s Dartmouth College roommate is affiliated with the City of Hanover and about 10 years ago they approached...

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