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The Community Foundation announced four grants to organizations from the Jo Daviess County Youth Fund. The grants awarded this year went to Cats Care, the Stockton Library, the Galena School District, and the Jo Daviess County Longbeards, totaling more than $10,000!

“This year we had more applications for this grant cycle than any previous grant cycle, we’re proud to fund what we can and hope that people interested in supporting the applications we could not fund will be able to make these grants possible,” said Bridgette Stocks, board chairperson for the Community Foundation. “In the true spirit of community, we are posting links to the applications on our website.” People interested in supporting a project can work with the Community Foundation to make it happen. See the list of needs here on our website.

Four grants were awarded including a $3,750 grant to Cats Care that will help fund health and wellness programming in the River Ridge School District, a $1,764 grant to the Stockton Library that will fund a digital tutoring program, a $2,726 grant to the Galena School District to help fund a book vending machine program, and a $2,250 grant to the JoDaviess County Longbeards to fund outdoor education programming.

Growing the Jo Daviess County Youth Fund is a key focus of the Community Foundation. “It’s a fund designed to meet the needs of our young people today so that they can lead the community in the future,” says Eric Dregne, Community Foundation president, “Everyone in the County can help us grow the fund with a gift of any size. We’ll continue to use the funds to serve young people in the county. You can help by investing in the fund today.”

Anyone can contribute to the Jo Daviess County Youth Fund, in any amount. Make a gift online on the Community Foundation website at or by mailing a check to: Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County, P.O. Box 77, Elizabeth, IL 61028.

The Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County fosters giving and invests in communities in Northwest Illinois. At the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County, we strengthen the communities in our county by inspiring community members to give, making grants to strengthen nonprofits, and investing in long-term community initiatives.


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