815-801-3035 info@fornwil.org

Contact: Michelle DeHaven-Quast, Executive Director
Phone: (815) 801-3035
Email: director@freeportcf.org

[FREEPORT, IL – October 26, 2022] – The Freeport Community Foundation (FCF) Board of Directors announced today the recipients of its Fall 2022 Matt Marvin Community Needs granting cycle. Fourteen regional non-profit organizations (NPOs) were awarded a total of $97,756. Of the funds awarded from the FCF’s Community Needs/Marvin Unrestricted Fund and the Craig Wilson Trust, 80% were directed toward regional nonprofit organizations (NPO’s) and programs dedicated to assisting with the most basic needs of some of our most impoverished regional neighbors. That includes $25,351 benefiting three NPOs continuing the fight against our region’s food insecurity issue.

Riverview Center
Protecting Pets of Survivors – $4500

St. John’s UCC
Automated External Defibrillator – $2500

Senior Resource Center
Healthcare Transit – $15,500

The Salvation Army
Pantry Delivery System – $6800

YMCA of Northwest Illinois
Safety Around Water – $3830

Voices of Stephenson County
Focus on Cameras – $7907

Warren Township Public Library
Learning Games for Kids – $1100

Putting IT Together – $4868

Cats Care/River Ridge Schools
Cats Care Cabinets – $5000

Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois
Recirculating Milk Cow – $6850

Latinx Know Your Rights – $7500

Freeport Area Church Cooperative
Housing Necessities – $3551

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation
Valley of Eden Signage – $12,850

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Take 100 – $15,000

Nonprofit Organizations located in and/or serving the residents of Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties are eligible to participate in the Foundation’s semi-annual Matt Marvin Community Needs granting cycles. Response to the Foundation’s initial call for Fall applications resulted in 24 applications with requests in excess of $250,000 against the available funds.

“Through our grant cycles, we want to work with local organizations to ensure that in the communities we serve we are uplifting the well-being of those that they serve,” Executive Director Michelle DeHaven-Quast stated. “Because of those who continue to support the mission of the Freeport Community Foundation, we can deliver promising solutions to many of our region’s most pressing concerns. Our Fall 2022 grant recipients represent community needs ranging from children’s care and education to food insecurity and life-sustaining solutions. We are honored to do our part in addressing these very serious needs.”

To learn more about the Freeport Community Foundation and opportunities to support important causes throughout northwest Illinois, visit us at www.freeportcf.org.

The Freeport Community Foundation (FCF), founded in 1975, is a regional philanthropic organization guided by community leaders who are dedicated to empowering nonprofits to develop solutions that help northwest Illinois communities thrive. For more information, please call (815) 801-3035 or email director@freeportcf.org