Grant Year: 2019

Quad County Urban League

This grant helped support the Quad County Urban League’s 2019 Equity Gala, which serves as a vital community awareness and fundraising event — connecting new and existing partners to the important ongoing work Quad County Urban League.

The Joffrey Ballet

From classical ballet to contemporary dance, The Joffrey Ballet is committed to sharing the arts with Chicagoland. This Dunham Fund grant will help Joffrey to continue offering artistic excellence, dance education, community engagement, and educating the next generation of dancers and audiences, including those located in the Fox Valley area.

Air Classics Museum of Aviation

The Air Classics Museum of Aviation, which opened in 1990 at the Aurora Municipal Airport, features a collection of aircraft, vehicles, uniforms, and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930s to present time where you can even climb into the pilot’s seat of a UH-1 Huey helicopter. This grant from the Dunham Fund will help the …

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Aurora Public Library Foundation

Aurora Public Library (APL) is where people come to discover, create, connect, and succeed. For residents who cannot utilize services onsite, APL brings the library to them. The Bookmobile, the mobile branch of the APL system, has served more than 35,000 individuals and made more than 8,000 visits to schools, senior living centers, parks, and …

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Aurora Regional Fire Museum

Fires are the third leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14. Research shows that a home fire occurs every 88 seconds, with 77% of fire-related deaths occurring in homes. In 2017, the Fire Museum added fire safety to its mission and has worked to develop and fabricate new experiences that center on …

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Rotary Club of Aurora

This grant supported the Rotary Club of Aurora’s Festival of Lights at Phillips Park during the 2019 Holiday Season. This marked the 13th season of the festival, where the Rotary Club provides hundreds of volunteer hours, supported by technical and logistical assistance of City of Aurora staff to more than 29,000 individuals who drive through …

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Center for Healthcare Innovation

The Dunham Fund is continuing to support the work of the Healthy Aurora, created by the Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). Healthy Aurora is a community-wide effort to help Aurora residents lead healthier lives through helping uninsured residents find the right coverage and encouraging insured residents to take control of their own healthcare choices. This …

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Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center

The Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center (FVEC) is a virtual collaboration of expert advisors and mentors who surround qualified entrepreneurs with the resources they need to achieve growth. This grant will support two of FVEC’s Programs: Business Accelerator FVEC will provide its intensive Business Accelerator program to two companies in 2020. This program pairs companies with …

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Fox Valley Hands of Hope

Fox Valley Hands of Hope (FVHH), through its Project Hope program, serves children ages 5 through 18 who have experienced the death or loss of someone close to them. The team of clinicians and dedicated volunteers addresses the unique grieving needs of children in 40 schools throughout Kane County — right in the school setting …

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Fox Valley United Way – SPARK

Fox Valley United Way’s SPARK has worked for almost a decade to help underserved Aurora families with children age birth through five connect to early education and childcare that will prepare their children for success in life. Research shows that early math learning is a key predictor of school readiness. Additionally, in the recent release …

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