The SBB Research Group Foundation invited four prior grant recipients to share updates on their critical efforts to support the local community. The Foundation awarded additional grants to further each of their missions (organizations listed alphabetically):
Aspiritech (Highland Park, IL) specializes in software quality assurance testing that empowers individuals on the autism spectrum to meet their full potential through meaningful employment. The initial grant was invested in the organization's ACE FUND, through which employees can independently apply for financial assistance.
Automotive Mentoring Group (Bedford Park, IL) teaches the art of classic car and motorcycle restoration to young men and women in the Chicago area, helping them escape the cycle of gang violence. The organization used the initial grant for psychological counseling to help mentees work through traumatic life events.
Bounce Children's Foundation (Deerfield, IL) transforms the lives of chronically ill children and their families with a supportive community and fun programming that provides a break from doctor visits and painful therapies. The initial grant was used for Bounce Bash family events and Bounce Back Kit care package programs.
Henry Williams Love Foundation (Hazel Crest, IL) supports and advocates for underserved children and families through various services, programs, and projects. The organization used the initial grant to add therapy to its repertoire of offerings, launch its Southland Propellor program and fund its Connected Through Hoops and Black Business Incubation programs.
"These four grant recipients continue to impress us with the positive impact they have on the community," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation. "We are excited to continue working with them."
The Foundation encourages any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to apply for a grant at sbbrg.org/apply-for-grant. Donations are awarded to different organizations each month.
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