Grants Awarded

2018: Foundation Awards $43,000 in Grants to Recreation

The Fox Valley Park Foundation has awarded over $43,000 to nine recipients for 2018. These funds were sourced through the Foundations’ annual Golf for Kids fundraiser to help support recreational opportunities for the under-served youth in our communities.

Collectively, these grants will enhance and help fund programs serving over 7,000 individuals. Here’s how they break down:

  • Summer Stage Costume Grant – $2,300
  • Heroes in Health Grant – $4,400
  • Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club Program Grant – $5,000
  • Sports Saturday Program Grant – $5,000
  • Outdoor Adventure Club Grant – $5,000
  • Mighty Acorns Program Grant – $5,000
  • Gone and Moved On! Program Grant – $5,000
  • Summer Playgrounds Camp Grant – $5,800
  • 2nd Grade Learn to Swim Program Grant – $5,800
    2018 Total Grant Requests Awarded – $43,300

2017: Foundation Awards $42,000 in Grants to Recreation

The Fox Valley Park Foundation awarded eight grants in 2017, totaling $42,500 to help provide opportunities for recreation through programs, camps and other activities. The recipients are:

  • Fox Valley Junior Golf Academy – $12,500
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program for veterans, $7,000
  • Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club, $5,000
  • Red Oak Outdoor Adventure Club – $5,000
  • Sports Saturday Program – $5,000
  • Summer Playground Program – $4,500
  • Summer Stage – $2,500
  • Summer Playground Police Picnic – $1,000
    2017 Total Grant Requests Awarded – $42,000

These grants will enhance and help fund programs serving over 7,000 individuals. The Fox Valley Park Foundation’s mission is to promote conservation, health and wellness, and social equity for the Fox Valley Park District communities. These funds were sourced through the Foundation’s annual Golf for Kids fundraiser in June. The 2016 event raised more than $50,000 to support recreational opportunities throughout the district.