The SBB Research Group Foundation invited five prior grant recipients to share updates on their critical efforts to support the local community. The Foundation awarded additional grants to further each of the respective organization's missions (organizations listed alphabetically):
Fill A Heart 4 Kids (Lake Forest) provides educational support, necessities, and a sense of community to unaccompanied at-risk homeless youth and foster children in Illinois. The initial grant provided essential school supplies to children in need.
Firehouse Community Arts Center (Chicago) aims to reduce violence in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago by engaging with at-risk youth through various arts programs. The initial grant supported the organization's Workforce Development Program, through which young men undergo intensive job training to help develop and achieve long-term career goals.
GiveNKind (Mundelein) sources excess goods from manufacturers and distributors and supplies them to local nonprofit organizations. The initial grant supported the organization's Resource Rescue program, which provides over 330 Illinois nonprofit partners with the resources they need to keep their operations and programs.
Haven Youth & Family Services (Wilmette) supports mental health wellness in the local community by offering counseling, prevention, intervention, and therapy programs to youth and their families. The initial grant supported Safety Assessments, Individual and Group Therapy, and Community Service Opportunities. In addition, the organization used the funding to provide support services to individuals and families in Highland Park.
The Bloc (Chicago) utilizes the sport of boxing to provide academic, social, and emotional support and opportunities to youth in Chicago. The initial grant supported the creation of a Food Club to provide opportunities for youth to learn how to grow and prepare food.
We are thankful for the critical work that these five organizations do for the community," said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the Foundation. "We are proud to support these organizations and are grateful to continue our partnerships with them."
To apply for a grant from the Foundation, please visit sbbrg.org/apply-for-grant. New grants are awarded each month and any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is encouraged to apply.
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