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New: Behavioral/Mental Health Speakers Bureau

If you are a behavioral/mental health professional in the Grundy County region and have one or more presentations/workshops available, please complete this form so we can share it with schools, nonprofits, social service agencies, and more.  Once we have a sizable list, we will share it with others for them to “shop.”  The Community Foundation …

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NEW: Two $10,000 Scholarships in honor of Char & Mike Farrell

In honor of Char & Mike Farrell, the Community Foundation of Grundy County is now offering two $10,000 scholarships to area students attending university. Both Char and Mike passed away in recent years.  Char was a life-long teacher and Mike was a career journalist, mainly at the Morris Daily Herald.  Mike was elected to the …

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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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