Literacy DuPage Receives $20,000 Community Needs Grant from DuPage Foundation
Literacy DuPage was one of 31 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant through DuPage Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program (Community Needs). During the Fall 2021 Community Needs cycle, DuPage Foundation awarded $432,193 to organizations working in education, arts & culture, environment, and animal welfare. Literacy DuPage received a grant in the amount of $20,000 to support its one-to-one tutoring program.
“We are incredibly thankful for this grant award. These funds will help Literacy DuPage train more volunteer tutors throughout the next year, allowing us to have greater impact by reaching hundreds of county residents striving to improve their English language capabilities,” remarked Bobbi Burgstone, Executive Director of Literacy DuPage.
During the past fiscal year, DuPage Foundation granted nearly $9 million through Community Needs, donor-advised grants, special initiatives, and designated grants. Thanks to additional donations from DuPage Foundation’s donors and donor-advisors, the Foundation was able to grant $179,393 above its regular Community Needs grant budget.
“We are proud to deploy these much-needed grants to the not-for-profit organizations that work tirelessly to serve our community, especially as the lingering effects of the pandemic have forced many to reimagine and rebuild their operations and programs,” said Barb Szczepaniak, DuPage Foundation vice president for programs. “We are grateful to our donors for their generosity and desire to expand funding to support these organizations.”
More about DuPage Foundation – DuPage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) community foundation, is the philanthropic leader in DuPage County, Illinois. DuPage Foundation manages more than $125 million in assets and has awarded more than $60 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations serving the residents of DuPage County since its founding in 1986. Individuals and organizations seeking to provide impactful support to address critical issues in DuPage County and beyond can create powerful customizable gift solutions and partnerships through DuPage Foundation. More at dupagefoundation.org. Doing a world of good in our own backyard.®