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On June 20, The Foundation of Northwest Illinois awarded Marvin Wilson Community Impact grants to 13 organizations totalling $121,072.00 and Foundation Grow Grants to 2 organizations totalling $4175.00.  These organizations, representing communities in Stephenson, Jo Daviess & Carroll counties in Northwest Illinois, are able to serve 1000’s of residents in the region. Nearly 50 years of generous donors throughout our entire region makes these grants possible. 

Marvin • Wilson Community Impact Grants

Amity Society of Freeport | $6116
Project: Campus Safety Communications Project

Boys & Girls Club of Freeport & Stephenson County | $5316
Project: BGC Filling (Water) Stations

Cedarville Volunteer Firemen | $22,950
Project: Personal Projective Equipment Update

Durand Area Food Pantry | $4183
Project: Food Pantry Dairy Project

Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois | $5719
Project: Safety Around Water Training

Freeport High School | $6059
Project: Freeport Community Composting Expansion

Freeport Public Library | $7128
Project: Enhanced Urban Fiction Collection

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation | $13,448
Project: EnChroma Lense Viewing Scopes

Jo Daviess Longbeards | $3270
Project: Jo Daviess Longbeards JAKES Day


Northern Illinois Food Bank | $15,000
Project: Mobile Markets to Stephenson County

RAMP | $4950
Project: Inclusive Response Training for First Responders & Freeport City Officials

Stephenson County Fair Association | $6685
Project: Electrical Upgrades for Barns

Stephenson County Historical Society / Danairo Thomas | $8048
Project: Freeport Legacy Project (video production)

Timberlake Playhouse | $8450
Project: All-Area High School Production

VOICES of Northwest Illinois | $3750
Project: Feeding Minds & Bodies


Freeport Art Museum | $2500
Project: Technology Assistance

Davis Mental Health Group |  $1675
Project: Mental Health Resource Guide