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

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


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