GRANT WINNERS 2020
SBB Research Group congratulates Heartland Animal Shelter on winning a $5,000 grant
Heartland Animal Shelter is a center for the care and adoption of lost, stray, and abandoned animals. Through a comprehensive program of education, community outreach, and collaboration, Heartland promotes responsible pet ownership throughout the Chicago area. Since its founding in 2002, Heartland has saved thousands of cats and dogs and placed them in loving households. The organization advocates neutering and spaying cats and dogs to reduce animal overpopulation and to hopefully eliminate the need for euthanasia. Click here to learn more.
Mobile Care Chicago brings high-quality care—free of charge—directly to low-income children throughout Chicago. Their fleet of Asthma, Children’s Health, and Dental vans serve over 6,000 children in Chicago and, during the pandemic, they also have been providing COVID-19 testing. A network of 80 local schools assists Mobile Care Chicago, enabling the organization to identify and treat children who lack insurance and who have limited access to regular medical care. Its innovative mobile service model overcomes longstanding barriers between underserved children and quality medical care. Click here to learn more.
Serving the Greater Chicago area, Share Our Spare collects and distributes essential baby items to families living in poverty, helping their children thrive early in life. Through its network of dozens of agency partners and corporate sponsors, Share Our Spare provides over 25,000 children with much-needed items such as diapers, wipes, formula, clothing, toys and other critical supplies. Since its founding in 2011, Share Our Spare has become a vital resource for new parents and their children. Click here to learn more.
Simply Destinee saves lives by promoting mental health and raising awareness about teenage suicide among Aurora’s youth. They are committed to providing community-based support for students to feel safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Working within the local school district, they offer inspirational dance and art programs designed to foster creativity and social and emotional learning. Simply Destinee’s programs reach over one thousand students annually. Click to learn more.
Headquartered in Lincoln, Illinois, CAPCIL’s mission is “to empower persons with low income and the aged” with numerous vital services to thousands of families across five counties. As an Essential Business under Governor Pritzker’s executive orders, the organization has continued to operate and serve the community throughout the public health crisis. The agency’s efforts have been especially impactful during the pandemic. CAPCIL’s Meals on Wheels program delivers nutritious food to elderly individuals, a population that is particularly vulnerable to the virus. The organization also operates food pantry co-ops at six different locations. In addition to its nutrition services, CAPCIL provides job training and career planning, wellness checks, emergency kits, medical transportation, and many other forms of life-changing assistance to low-income families. Click to learn more.
Blackdog is an animal shelter in Glenview, Illinois dedicated to caring for dogs in need and supporting vaccinations and veterinary visits for families who cannot afford them.