Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022
The DuPage County Board awarded a total of $1 million to 56 local nonprofits today through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund. The County Board created this fund to partner with local agencies that directly serve the needs of DuPage County residents.
“DuPage County residents continue to face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. These dollars will help our nonprofits to pursue additional private and public support to assist the largest number of people possible and provide vital community services, protecting our most vulnerable populations. We are honored to help improve the lives of DuPage County residents through this program,” said Chairman Dan Cronin.
The grants are available to organizations that promote self-sufficiency and help families achieve independence, ensure the protection of children and other vulnerable residents, and maximize prevention opportunities to strengthen families' well-being and stability.
The grants range from $2,683.25 to $45,000. The agencies were required to be registered as a 501(c)(3), serve a broad geographical area of DuPage County and have made a substantial impact on County residents for at least three years.
DuPage County awarded grants to the following agencies:
360 Youth Services, United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago, Humanitarian Service Project, Catholic Charities – Diocese of Joliet (two programs), DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Exodus World Service, Family Shelter Service, Prairie State Legal Services, Sharing Connections;
DuPage Pads, Love INC of Western Suburbs, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, West Suburban Community Pantry, Teen Parent Connection Inc., Metropolitan Asian Family Services, Little City Foundation, Almost Home Kids;
Literacy DuPage, People’s Resource Center, HOME DuPage Inc. (two projects), Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services, DuPage Health Coalition, Evangelical Child & Family Agency, Little Friends Inc., Marklund Children’s Home, Bridge Communities Inc., The Community House;
Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly, Donka Inc., Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center, World Relief of DuPage Aurora, Hope’s Front Door, Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services;
CASA of DuPage County, ChildServ, Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services, Riverwalk Adult Day Services, Senior Home Sharing Inc., Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living, Serenity House Counseling Services, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, Career & Networking Center, Bartlett Learning Center;
ICNA Relief Chicago, The Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace, Xilin Association, NAMI DuPage, Youth Outlook, and Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc.
Information about the Human Services Grant Fund is available online at www.dupageco.org/Community_Services/Community_Development/6285.