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Maddie’s Mitten March

Maddie Bozik started Maddie’s Mitten March (MMM) when she was just 10 years old, as she saw some of her peers going without proper clothes and mittens during the winter months. From that point on, she’s made it her goal to try and help those in her community who are less fortunate while encouraging others to find and solve issues in their communities.

This grant from the Dunham Fund will help MMM modify a bus that was donated to them to provide a reliable means of transportation to distribute cold weather clothing to those in need. Additionally, MMM will retire the oldest bus and donate it for local fire departments to use to practice extrication and rescue.

This grant helped Maddie’s Mitten March modify a bus, which provides transportation to distribute cold weather clothing to those in need.

All Recipients

Holy Cross Catholic School

This grant provides support for Holy Cross Catholic School to enhance its reading and science curriculum and materials to address learning loss and meet updated state reading and science standards.

Batavia Park Foundation

This grant provides support to establish permanent “Peace on Earth” lettering with LED digital lighting in downtown Batavia on the Peace bicycle-pedestrian bridge.

Women’s Business Development Center

This grant allows Women’s Business Development Center to continue its ScaleUp Aurora program in Spanish & English, supporting local small business owners in buiding and growing a successful business. It also allows the WBDC to implement ScaleHigher, a new program to help business owners acquire new skills and capabilities to use data, technology and innovative approaches to grow their business.

This grant allows Women’s Business Development Center to continue its ScaleUp Aurora program in Spanish & English, supporting local small business owners in buiding and growing a successful business. It also allows the WBDC to implement ScaleHigher, a new program to help business owners acquire new skills and capabilities to use data, technology and innovative approaches to grow their business.

The Neighbor Project

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provided sponsorship support for the Neighbor Project’s 2022 Starry Night Gala.

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provided sponsorship support for the Neighbor Project’s 2022 Starry Night Gala.

Pigment International

This grant provides sponsorship support for Pigment International Foundation’s Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk.

This grant provides sponsorship support for Pigment International Foundation’s Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk.

Paramount Arts Center

In partnership with the Quad County Urban League, this grant allowed students in the greater Aurora area the opportunity not only to attend a performance of Dreamgirls at the Paramount, but provided an immersive experience to learn about the various vocations of the performing arts.

In partnership with the Quad County Urban League, this grant allowed students in the greater Aurora area the opportunity not only to attend a performance of Dreamgirls at the Paramount, but provided an immersive experience to learn about the various vocations of the performing arts.

ESSE Adult Day Services

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports ESSE Adult Day Services to begin programming at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Aurora. This grant helps meet the need of the growing number of participants with memory loss in the Aurora area to engage in daily cognitive and physical activities in a safe and caring environment.

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports ESSE Adult Day Services to begin programming at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Aurora. This grant helps meet the need of the growing number of participants with memory loss in the Aurora area to engage in daily cognitive and physical activities in a safe and caring environment.

Elyssa’s Mission

This grant allows Elyssa’s Mission to provide suicide prevention education and critical resources for middle school students, staff, and parents in Aurora and surrounding communities.

This grant allows Elyssa’s Mission to provide suicide prevention education and critical resources for middle school students, staff, and parents in Aurora and surrounding communities.

Diamond Youth Foundation

This grant supports Diamond Youth Foundations’ Guide Right Mentoring Program to expose underprivileged students to higher education through visits to college campuses.

This grant supports Diamond Youth Foundations’ Guide Right Mentoring Program to expose underprivileged students to higher education through visits to college campuses.

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley – Youth Engagement in Philanthropy

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provides a matching opportunity for CFFRV’s Youth Engagement in Philanthropy program’s GivingTuesday fundraising efforts.

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provides a matching opportunity for CFFRV’s Youth Engagement in Philanthropy program’s GivingTuesday fundraising efforts.

Aurora Regional Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board

This grant provides sponsorship for the Fiestas Patrias Celebration.

This grant provides sponsorship for the Fiestas Patrias Celebration.

Community Support Services

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provides sponsorship of Community Support Services’ Circle of Support Celebration.

This grant provided sponsorship support for Community Support Services’ 40th Anniversary Circles of Support Celebration.

Marmion High School

This grant from the Dunham Foundation, with a match from the Marmion High School Guardian Angel Fund, allows Marmion to continue to provide full scholarships for ten students through their sophomore, junior and senior school years, covering all costs associated with attending the school.

This grant from the Dunham Foundation, with a match from the Marmion High School Guardian Angel Fund, allows Marmion to continue to provide full scholarships for ten students through their sophomore, junior and senior school years, covering all costs associated with attending the school.

A+ Foundation West Aurora Schools

This sponsorship supports the 2nd annual Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot, an event benefitting both East and West Aurora School Districts.

This sponsorship supports the 2nd annual Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot, an event benefitting both East and West Aurora School Districts.

American Diabetes Association

This grant allows the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to identify twenty youth from the Dunham Foundation Service Area who live with type 2 diabetes to attend ADA summer camps.

This grant allows the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to identify twenty youth from the Dunham Foundation Service Area who live with type 2 diabetes to attend ADA summer camps.

Batavia Historical Society

This grant supports Batavia Historical Society’s plaques identifying places of historical significance in Batavia.

This grant supports Batavia Historical Society’s plaques identifying places of historical significance in Batavia.

Northwestern Memorial Foundation/LivingWell

This grant provides sponsorship support for Living Well Cancer Resource Center’s annual fundraising event.

This grant provides sponsorship support for Living Well Cancer Resource Center’s annual fundraising event.

Holy Angels Food Pantry

This grant supports capital improvements at Holy Angels Food Pantry.

This grant supports capital improvements at Holy Angels Food Pantry.

Forefront

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports a continued partnership to offer nonprofits in the greater Aurora professional development workshops and access to the Mission Sustainability Initiative.

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports a continued partnership to offer nonprofits in the greater Aurora professional development workshops and access to the Mission Sustainability Initiative.

Water Street Studios

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provided general operating support to allow Water Street Studios to continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare to fully reopen to the community.

Valley Sheltered Workshop

This grant allows Valley Sheltered Workshop to implement new programming to serve more individuals with special needs, assessing their skills and helping place them in an appropriate job settings within the community.

TriCity Family Services

This grant from the Dunham Foundation helped support TriCity Family Services as they continue to providing vital counseling services to the growing number of those in need of mental health support in the greater Aurora area.

Serenity House

This grant from the Dunham Foundation helped support the creation of a Community Recovery Coaching & Outreach Program. Serenity House will hire and train peer educators, recovery coaches, and substance abuse specialists to work with community partners to reach those in need of help but unsure where to start or how to reach out.

Rotary Club of Aurora

This grant supports the Rotary Club’s 2021 Festival of Lights program at Phillips Park.

Rosary High School

This grant from the Dunham Foundation, with a match from the Rosary High School Guardian Angel Scholarship Program, allowed Rosary High School to provide a full scholarship for 10 incoming freshman for the 2022/2023 school year, covering all costs associated with attending the school.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allowed Northern IL Food Bank to provide food, at no cost, to food pantries in the Dunham Foundation Service Area.

Neighbor Project

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provided sponsorship support for the Neighbor Project’s 2021 Bridge Bash Fundraiser.

Marmion Academy

This grant from the Dunham Foundation, with a match from the Marmion Academy Guardian Angel Fund, allowed Marmion Academy to provide a full scholarship for 10 incoming freshman for the 2022/2023 school year, covering all costs associated with attending the school.

Marklund

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allowed Marklund to reopen and expand its aquatic therapy services to residents of Marklund and students at the Marklund Day School.

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allowed Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry to purchase a freezer, and implement a series of health education classes to the community.

Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center

This grant supports Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center’s ongoing early childhood programming.

Kaneland Foundation

This grant supports the Kaneland Art Initiative’s Annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival & year-round arts programming.

Jennings Terrace

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allowed Jennings Terrace to remodel the HVAC system in the senior living facility.

Giant Steps

This grant allow Giant Steps to expand its outdoor classroom area at The Canopy Program to include recreation and technology equipment to bring learning outside for more physical recreational activites to motivate particpants and engage them in a safe, flexible and calming environment.

Fox Valley Patriotic Organization

This grant provides supports fundraising efforts to build a Flag Day Monument in Batavia, IL. This monument, the first of its kind, honors Dr. Bernard Cigrand, a Batavian who had the vision to create a day to commemorate the adoption of the American Flag, and unfolds our nation’s history beginning in 1776 and continuing through today.

Fox Valley Montessori School

This grant from the Dunham Foundation will allow Fox Valley Montessori to reinstate its music, art, and PE programming, which was put on hold to shift cost to meet the many financial needs the COVID-19 pandemic created. It also allowed the school to hire a clinical therapist to develop a social emotional curriculum for the school.

Fox Valley Hands of Hope

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provided general operating support to allow Fox Valley Hands of Hope to continue providing free grief counseling as they see an increase in need for services due to the unsurmountable loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dominican Literacy Center

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allowed the Dominican Literacy Center to purchase additional laptops and a robust wifi system to ensure faster, reliable wifi for the teachers and students.

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provides a matching opportunity for CFFRV’s Youth Engagement in Philanthropy program’s GivingTuesday fundraising efforts.

Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supported Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation’s Kids and Craft Art Fair FUNdraiser.

CASA Kane County

This grant from the Dunham Foundation helped support CASA Kane County’s ongoing management of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and GAL (Guardian ad litem). It also supports new CASA/GAL recruitment and volunteer training needed to meet the increased caseload of foster youth seen in the Kane County courts.

Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports the Three Fires Council’s Family Community Outreach Program in the greater Aurora area. This funding allows Three Fires Council to increase recruitment efforts to engage more families in the Community Outreach Program, providing a rich scouting experience to more scouts and their famlilies.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

This grant from the Dunham Foundation helped support a Weekend Backpack Program in West Aurora School District. This program will allow students in the district to bring home healthy food for the weekends.

Anderson Humane

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allowed Anderson Humane to establish and pilot a Constant Companion Program. This program identifies seniors and homebound individuals and pairs them either with a pet, if they desire to adopt but do not have the means, or pairs those who own a pet with a volunteer to support that person with pet needs, such as walking, food pick-up or vet visits.

Agape Connection Inc.

This grant from the Duham Foundation supports Agape Connection’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and programming for youth in the Aurora area.

Women’s Business Development Center –

This grant from the Dunham Foundation allows Women’s Business Development Center to continue its ScaleUp Aurora program in Spanish & English, supporting local small business owners in buiding and growing a successful business.

Wayside Cross Ministries

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports Wayside Cross’s 2021 Capital Improvement Project at Lifespring Center.

The Albright Community Theatre

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports new equipment to enhance the visitor experience at The Albright Community Theatre.

Suicide Prevention Services

This grant from the Dunham Foundation supports Suicide Prevention Services as they continue providing vital services throughout the community to address the surge in calls from those at risk of suicide or survivors who are navigating life without their loved one.

Quad County Urban League

This grant from the Dunham Foundation provided sponsorship support for Quad County Urban League’s 2021 Equality Gala.

Paramount Arts Centre

This grant from the Dunham Foundation helped support the Paramount Theatre’s efforts to plan and implement the return of its renowned Broadway Series, with the opening of Kinky Boots.

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