WILL COUNTY – At its fall reception on Oct. 7, The Community Foundation of Will County awarded Community Partner Grants in the priority areas of health, education, human services and the arts. The grants ranged in value from $2,000 to $15,000.
Lewis University and Brother James Gaffney, community foundation past board chair and president of Lewis University in Romeoville, sponsored and hosted the event.
The following is a list of the 2015 grant recipients and projects they will be implementing:
• Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet – Homework Help Center at Daybreak Center – $5,430
• MorningStar Mission – Beth’s Garden – $15,000
• Northern Illinois Food Bank – Network Partner Capacity Building – $14,000
• Power Connection – Forklift Certification Training Expansion – $10,000
• Rockdale Elementary School District #84 – Rockdale Green STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and Wind Project – $8,000
• Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project – Mariachi Matters: Community Music Program – $5,000
• United Way of Will County – Strategic Plan-– $15,000
• Warren-Sharpe Community Center – South Side Urban Farm – $12,500
Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has built its assets to over $3 million and awarded more than $1 million in grants to nonprofit agencies serving the residents of Will County and beyond.
For more information about the foundation, contact Marilyn McSteen, program director, at 815-744-9223, or email@example.com, or visit www.cfwill.org.