Grant Progress Update Event

Sunday, July 19, Westfield Old Orchard acted as gracious hosts to the Skokie Community Fund and its grantee organizations so that the community could get an update on each of the Fund’s first five grant projects. Additionally, California Pizza Kitchen at Old Orchard and Maggiano’s Little Italy Old Orchard donated food for the Fund’s first fundraiser! Sincerest thanks to everyone for such a successful event!

The Fund also thanks the following elected officials who joined us:

The Honorable George Van Dusen, Mayor of the Village of Skokie

The Honorable Randall Roberts, Trustee of the Village of Skokie

Brian Novak, D219 School Board

Thanks also to Village Manager, John Lockerby, for joining us.

(Photos: S.F. Pavkovic)

Grant Celebration

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the Skokie Community Fund celebrated a significant step forward in its mission to support Skokie by awarding a total of $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations that co-applied for grants to serve Skokie residents and enhance the community.

The Fund awarded each of the following five co-applicants $5,000 for use in 2015.

  • CJE Senior Life, Skokie Public Library, and Village of Skokie Human Services
  • Y.O.U. (Youth Organization Umbrella) and Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69
  • National Able Network and Childcare Network of Evanston
  • The Talking Farm and Oakton Community College
  • Metropolitan Family Services and Village of Skokie

The Skokie Community Fund began its 2014/15 grant cycle by seeking collaborative proposals for capacity-building and program grants.

Proposals were accepted until Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

To qualify, two organizations co-applied to either provide services to Skokie residents or build capacity for greater service. One of the two co-applicants was required to be a 501(c)3 organization, a school, or a government entity.

The Fund requested proposals addressing any aspect of community including arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, early childhood education/early learning, education, environment, family support/counseling, health, housing, seniors, workforce development, or youth.