Sabrina Ehmke joins Skokie Community Foundation Board of Directors

2024-06-16T18:00:35-05:00June 4th, 2024|

We have a new face on our Board of Directors! Everybody give a warm welcome to Sabrina Ehmke.Born and raised in Skokie, Sabrina Ehmke continues to call this incredible community her home. She is an almost 20-year educator at both Evanston Township High School (ETHS) and Oakton College , teaching a variety of history and psychology classes.Sabrina holds a

Multilingual Reading Materials for Skokie Students Made Possible by Skokie Community Foundation Grant

2024-06-16T17:50:42-05:00May 7th, 2024|

Your donation dollars are at work, directly benefitting Skokie residents!One of this year's grants is well underway - a project that provides core sets of multilingual reading materials in diverse languages. Texts in these languages are difficult to source and often cost more than those in more commonly spoken languages. This grant brings together Oliver

Skokie Community Foundation facilitates the revival of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Nonprofit Roundtable

2024-06-16T17:43:09-05:00April 18th, 2024|

Conversations, collaborations, and connections!Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry is reviving its Nonprofit Roundtable, which brings together representatives from nonprofits that serve the Skokie community to share best practices, talk about common challenges, and discuss how the agencies can better collaborate.Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center hosted the April 17 meeting of the group, which is facilitated

Skokie Community Foundation is named 2023 Non-Profit of the Year by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2024-06-16T17:33:01-05:00April 6th, 2024|

Skokie Community Foundation is honored to be named 2023 Non-Profit of the Year by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry.SCF Chair Ann Tennes (center) accepted the award from Chamber Board of Directors Chair Heather Jackson and Chamber President and CEO Howard Meyer at the Leadership Recognition and Board Installation Luncheon at Bar Siena on April 5,

Village of Skokie and Skokie Coffee Shops Raise $1200 for Skokie Community Foundation

2024-06-02T12:56:39-05:00March 26th, 2024|

We're giving our heartfelt thanks to the Village of Skokie and Skokie businesses that supported Skokie Community Foundation with the recent "Start Your Day in Skokie" Coffee Mug campaign. People who bought a keepsake travel mug were able to get a free coffee or tea throughout the month of January at Kneads and Wants Artisan

Skokie Community Foundation Grant Recipient Receives Congressional Funding

2024-06-02T12:56:04-05:00March 2nd, 2024|

In 2021, SCF awarded a $10,000 grant to Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69’s (D69) Community Schools Department to launch a pilot health care project to help ensure students come to school healthy and ready to learn. A total of 44 uninsured or underinsured youth gained access to cost-free dental, vision, and mental health vouchers, as well

Pride Connections Support Group Launches In Skokie

2024-02-25T21:51:46-06:00February 25th, 2024|

We have exciting news! Skokie Community Foundation's 2024 grant projects are under way! National Alliance on Mental Illness - Cook County North Suburban and Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center are launching a new support group for adults in the LGBTQ+ community! This space is all about fostering connection, understanding, and support. This group begins

SCF Funded Project Featured in Streetsblog Chicago

2024-02-19T21:34:07-06:00February 19th, 2024|

Hot off the press! In 2022, Skokie Community Foundation granted funds to Out Our Front Door and Emily Oaks Nature Center to create the Youth Unbound Camp, a summer program for students with disabilities and students who would not otherwise receive such opportunities. The program won The Circle of Excellence Award from the Illinois Parks

North Shore Plant Club Continues SCF Fundraising Partnership

2024-02-15T12:57:06-06:00February 11th, 2024|

Get ready for garden season while helping to raise funds for Skokie Community Foundation! We’re pleased to announce that North Shore Plant Club is continuing their partnership with Skokie Community Foundation to help raise funds for Skokie's future. The North Shore Plant Club’s mission is to make gardening more accessible to the community. Joining

Downtown Skokie Cookie Walk

2024-02-04T20:37:32-06:00January 4th, 2024|

It's all about community...and cookies! Thank you to Village of Skokie for organizing the Downtown Skokie Cookie Walk in December 2023. Several businesses participated, such as Kneads and Wants Artisan Bakery, Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Who Modern, AW YEAH Comics-Skokie, Will's Place Skokie, The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill, Toni G Salon and Spa, Alexander’s Breakfast & Lunch Skokie, Take

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