Grant History

2019 Grant Recipients:
Northlight Theatre – Skokie Public Library – Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Programming that Skokie teens adapt and perform a play that addresses a growing societal need to combat racial profiling and prejudice.
Skokie Coalition to End Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Disabilities
The continuation of a program to prevent abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities.
YWCA Evanston North Shore – Village of Skokie Human Services
A young men’s engagement project connecting the Skokie Police Department and Youth Outreach Program offering intervention and support to young men 12-18.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center – Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)
Providing interactive and educational programs for Turning Point Clients while providing CARE with a new source of volunteer assistance.

2018 Grant Recipients:
Orchard Village – The Talking Farm
“Growing Healthy” project.
SASI Senior Connections – Village of Skokie
“Senior Connections” project.
Skokie Cares Partners
SEED Training.
Skokie Coalition to End Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Disabilities
Program to prevent abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities.
Turning Point – Skokie Public Library
Teens with behavioral, social and emotional issues programming.

2017 Grant Recipients:
YWCA – Skokie Public Library
Racial justice programming.
Orchard Village – Talking Farm – Niles Township Food Pantry
A  sustainable garden to provide food to the food pantry.
Turning Point – NAMI – Skokie PD and FD
Community conversations with first responders and mental health practitioners.
Talking Farm – Niles North
Urban agriculture and life skills.
Special needs after-school programming.
Mudlark Theater and Y.O.U.
Junior high school theater program serving two school districts.

2016 Grant Recipients:
Skokie Human Services – Open Studio Project
Community mural.
ELL Parent Center – FAMA Center
Health literacy program for immigrants.
Orchard Village – Stillpoint Theatre Collective – Skokie Public Library
Documentary film.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore – Skokie Public Library
Discussions about race in Skokie.
Douglas Center – Skokie Public Library
Next Chapter Book Club.
YOU – District 69
Three-part community school initiative.

2015 Grant Recipients:
Y.O.U. – District 69
Parent leadership program.
CJE Senior Life – Skokie Public Library
Consumer assistance benefits.
Metropolitan Family Services – Village of Skokie
Skokie Youth Ordinance Program.
The Talking Farm – Oakton Community College
Internship program.
National Able Network – Childcare Network Evanston
Employment and childcare services.