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Celebrating 10 Years Of Grants For Skokie!

2024-02-04T20:41:54-06:00January 2nd, 2024|

We're celebrating a milestone in 2024! 10 years of grants for Skokie. In 2014, Skokie Community Fund announced its inaugural grant cycle, welcoming collaborative proposals from non-profit organizations and local agencies. Five projects were chosen, resulting in collaborations from 10 non-profits / community agencies and a total of $25,000 awarded. Since then, what was once

2023 Annual Holiday Appeal Raises Over $30,000

2024-02-04T21:05:43-06:00January 1st, 2024|

The numbers are in! 25 First-time Donors Over $30,000 Raised More supporters than ever pitching in to help Skokie's future grow Our 2023 Annual Holiday Appeal was truly a success and we have all of YOU to thank for it! Whether you donated for the first time or the tenth time, we appreciate each and

Village of Skokie Employee Charity Campaign 2023

2024-02-04T20:29:51-06:00December 15th, 2023|

Thank you to the Village of Skokie for hosting their Annual Employee Charity Campaign once again in 2023! Village of Skokie held the kick-off event for their Annual Employee Charity Campaign benefitting Skokie Community Foundation (SCF). The first kick-off event was held Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Skokie Fire Station 17. SCF Chair Ann Tennes,

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with Sketchbook Skokie Taproom!

2023-11-21T22:23:31-06:00November 21st, 2023|

On Tuesday, November 28, Sketchbook patrons can drink for good. $1 of every pint or full pour will be donated to Skokie Community Foundation. Sketchbook will be open on Giving Tuesday, 2pm - 10pm. Sketchbook is located at 4901 Main Street, Skokie. Want to learn more about what’s going on in your community? Representatives from

Skokie Community Foundation Announces 2024 Grant Recipients

2023-11-19T23:46:47-06:00November 19th, 2023|

Skokie Community Foundation Announces 2024 Grants Skokie Community Foundation (SCF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2024 grants. SCF is awarding $27,500, with an additional $17,000 coming from the Education Foundation Supporting the Students of Niles Township (EF). Special thanks to First Bank Chicago and Haben Funeral Home & Crematory, which each donated

Skokie Community Foundation Elects Ann Tennes as New Board of Directors Chair

2023-07-17T20:19:43-05:00July 10th, 2023|

Skokie Community Foundation announces the appointment of its new Board of Directors officers for 2023-24. Elections were held at the June 12 board meeting. Ann Tennes (pictured alongside Co-Founder and Treasurer Gene Griffin and Executive Director Jim Szczepaniak) was elected as the new Chair of the SCF Board of Directors. Ann Tennes has served on

Skokie Community Foundation is the First Organization Recognized in the “Community Spotlight” Portion of Skokie’s 4th of July Parade

2023-07-17T20:46:01-05:00July 5th, 2023|

The Skokie 4th of July Parade Committee included Skokie Community Foundation in this year's "Community Spotlight" portion of the parade. SCF is honored to be the first organization recognized in the "Community Spotlight." Several members of the SCF Board of Directors and other SCF supporters marched behind the banner which acknowledged SCF's commitment to raising

Skokie Community Foundation Hosts a Thank You Reception for Participants of the Village of Skokie Employee Charity Campaign

2023-07-17T20:50:53-05:00June 17th, 2023|

Skokie Community Foundation is immensely grateful to the Village of Skokie employees who have supported us through the Village of Skokie payroll charity campaign. To show our gratitude, a reception was held on Friday, June 16 for Village employees who donated to the campaign. Representatives from 2023 SCF grant recipients Connections for the Homeless and

Grant Partner Out Our Front Door Receives The Circle of Excellence Award from the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association

2023-07-17T20:20:09-05:00February 19th, 2023|

 In 2022, Skokie Community Foundation (SCF) awarded a grant to Out Our Front Door (OOFD) and Emily Oaks Nature Center to start The Youth Unbound Camp, a summer biking and camping experience for students with disabilities and students who would not otherwise receive such opportunities. At a ceremony held on January 26th, Bradley Fisher

Village Employees Provide Record Support for SCF

2023-02-21T22:34:20-06:00January 10th, 2023|

Skokie Community Foundation (SCF) is incredibly grateful to the Village of Skokie employees, who raised some $18,000 for SCF through its charity campaign to benefit the community in 2023. A record 55 employees contributed, some through automatic payroll deductions and others through a one-time end-of-year donation.  On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, employees of Skokie

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