The DuPage County Board awarded $900,000 to local nonprofits today through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund.
Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Pete DiCianni said the fund was created by the County Board to partner with agencies directly serving the needs of DuPage County residents.
“These DuPage County nonprofits provide vital community services to protect our most vulnerable populations. This public-private partnership helps these agencies pursue additional private and public support to leverage the largest amount of money to help the most people possible. We are honored to help improve the lives of DuPage County residents through this program,” DiCianni said.
The grants are available to organizations that help families achieve independence, ensure the protection of children and other vulnerable residents, in addition to maximizing prevention opportunities to strengthen families’ well-being and stability.
The grants range from $3,157 to $56,000. 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, ChildServ, United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago, DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Family Shelter Service, Serenity House Counseling Services, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Inc., Catholic Charities – Diocese of Joliet (two projects), DuPage Pads;
Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Riverwalk Adult Day Services, Humanitarian Service Project, Love Inc. of Western Suburbs Chicago, People’s Resource Center, Teen Parent Connection Inc., Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc. of Wheaton, Exodus World Service, Hope’s Front Door;
Prairie State Legal Services Inc., World Relief DuPage Aurora, West Suburban Community Pantry, Literacy DuPage, Little City Foundation, Little Friends Inc., Marklund Children’s Home, Metropolitan Family Services, Almost Home Kids, DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation by DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service;
Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly, HOME DuPage Inc. (two projects), Donka Inc., Metropolitan Asian Family Services, Sharing Connections, Bridge Communities Inc., Family Focus Inc., Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, CASA of DuPage County, Outreach Community Ministries Inc.;
DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Evangelical Child & Family Agency, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living, Xilin Association, NAMI DuPage, SamaraCare, Naperville Elderly Homes Inc., DuPage Health Coalition;
Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services, Parents Alliance Employment Project, HCS Family Services, Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services, The Community House, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Community Adult Day Center, Community Career Center, Senior Home Sharing Inc., Bartlett Learning Center, and Youth Outlook.
Information about the Human Services Grant Fund is available online at www.dupageco.org/Community_Services/Community_Development/6285.