Funds will support free meals, wellness checks, medical transportation, and other critical services to individuals and families in need.
The Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL) has received an unrestricted $5,000 grant from SBB Research Group, a Chicago-area investment firm that recently launched a monthly grant program supporting impactful nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Since CAPCIL’s largest annual fundraiser had to be canceled due to COVID-19, the organization has been deprived of much-needed funding. As a result, the agency said that SBB Research Group’s donation could not have come at a better time.
“We are grateful to SBB Research Group for offering a financial opportunity to support vital programs and agencies during these challenging times,” said Breann Titus, CAPCIL’s Director of Agency Development.
“We are proud to support CAPCIL at this critical time,” said Sam Barnett, Ph.D., SBB Research Group’s CEO. “Giving back to the community is an important value of our firm, and we are pleased to know our support will be put to such good use by CAPCIL’s dedicated team.”
For more information about CAPCIL, please visit https://www.capcil.info.
To apply for a grant from SBB Research Group, please visit https://www.sbbrg.org/apply-for-grant. Any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is encouraged to apply and grants are awarded to different organizations every month.
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