Devan Gagliardo

NEW: Jacob R. Perry Music & Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship

Mike Perry and Kathy Perry, parents of Jacob, have created this scholarship in memory of their music-loving son. Jake graduated Saratoga Elementary School and Morris High School – excelling at sports at both schools. Jake loved music and taught himself how to play the guitar and the piano. He developed a significant mental illness in …

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2021 Young Philanthropists Grants

Since 2015, I have had the privilege of working closely with students from our local high schools through our Youth Philanthropy Program.  The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a program of the Community Foundation of Grundy County, which hopes to cultivate young philanthropists who will follow the learned traditions of giving and serving their community throughout …

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2020 Grants

This past year, the Grant Committee became increasingly aware of the effects Covid was having on not-for-profits and school districts alike.  Therefore, many of our grants in 2020 were in response to needs that emerged out of the pandemic.  In total, $35,000 in grants was awarded to 13 different organizations last year.   Half of those grants …

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Grants are a big part of Community Foundation

Everyday community foundations around the country support their respective communities by supporting donors and non-profits alike.  Because each community is different, each community foundation is different. Locally, the Community Foundation of Grundy County supports a variety of topics from early childhood to mental health to land use and everything in between through our donor funds …

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