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The Community Foundation announced recipients of three grants from the Future Fund for Jo Daviess County. The Community Foundation’s grant program is awarding a total of $11,000 to four nonprofits in the County.

“We’re very excited to announce funding for four grants this year”, said Eric Dregne, Community Foundation President. We received more proposals than ever before from throughout the County for a wide variety of projects and had to make some difficult decisions.”

The Future Fund for Jo Daviess County will award three grants this year. A $4,000 grant is being awarded to the Stockton Park District to support a playground project. “

a well-maintained park is a positive reflection on the community of Stockton as well as Jo Daviess County, not to mention a lot of fun for kids!” said Calvin Klopf, Board Secretary for the Park District.

A second grant of $3,000 will provide funding to provide crockpot cooking classes using local fresh foods to families in need. The program will partner with local food pantries. “Each family can take home a crockpot full of food and a cookbook with healthy recipes that can be made in a crockpot,” said Cindy Tegtmeyer, JDLF Gives chairperson.

A third grant in the amount of $2,500 is being awarded to the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation to create Spanish language marketing & education materials. The grant will help JDCF offer a more inclusive experience at our 7 public preserves and 2 partner preserves. “For many native Spanish speakers, English is a second language. Therefore, it’s important for us to offer our materials in the language they use, says Kelly Myers, JDCF’s Development Director.

The fourth grant of just over $2,100 will fund security improvements for the childcare program. This is part of an overall campaign and facility improvements project at the facility. Chad Stenberg, Executive Director at the CTE Academy had this to say about the grant, “ we are grateful for the ongoing partnership with the Community Foundation, this funding will help to make the Little Learners Academy at the Jo Daviess Carroll CTE Academy a safer and more secure place.”

As the Future Fund grows, it will continue to provide grants to projects that will create a significant impact in Jo Daviess County, by improving family economic security, supporting education, and enhancing community development.

Anyone can contribute to the Jo Daviess County Future 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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