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New service: monthly newsletter for professional advisors

We know that new donor-designed funds and major gifts do not get made to nonprofits without advice from professional advisors, so we have started this new service to help local attorneys, accountants, wealth managers, insurance agents, and trust officers to better understand the numerous philanthropic tools out there. Please click here to be directed to …

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Seneca Food Pantry receives $10,000 grant from Peg Davis Seneca Civic Fund

Seneca Food Pantry receives $10,000 grant from Peg Davis Seneca Civic Fund Program will distribute non-food items to assist struggling families By Shaw Local News Network May 11, 2022 The Seneca Community Food Pantry is a recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Peg Davis Seneca Civic Fund for the establishment of a second fund …

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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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Again, COAD is activated for disaster

After the Diamond tornado, and especially in response to the Coal City tornado, the Grundy County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (GC-COAD), formalized and, as a result, was ready to respond within minutes of the first reports of the Morris Lithium Battery Incident. COADs (or VOADs – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) are year-round networks …

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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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