Past Grantees

Following an extensive planning and evaluation process that began in 2015, The Lake County Community Foundation has shifted its grant making strategy to achieve a more proactive and narrowed focus for greater impact. In 2017, LCCF established a new approach that combines strategic community leadership with intentional organizational investment—ultimately leading to a more streamlined coordination of countywide efforts.

Grant making in pursuit of the Foundation’s mission and vison encompasses a strategic focus on four areas:

  • Improving access to affordable, nutritious food by coordinating Lake County’s local food system
  • Addressing basic human needs
  • Supporting early childhood development and education
  • Promoting animal welfare across Lake County

Animal Welfare Grants- Summer 2021

Early Childhood Grants- Summer 2021

    Leadership Development Grants- Summer 2021

    James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation Charitable Fund Grants - Summer 2021

    New donor advised fund holder partnership

    College Bound Opportunities………………….........................................$15,000                                       Learn More

    Curt's Cafe............................................................................................…..……….$20,000
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    Liberty Prairie Foundation - Prairie Farm Corps Youth Program...$15,000 Learn More

    Waukegan to College…………...........…………………................…...…....……..$15,000
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    YouthBuild Lake County………......................…………………............…………$15,000
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    Youth Conservation Corps………………...................................….......……….$20,000
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    Zion Benton Children's Service...............................................………...…….$10,000
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    Allendale Association…….......................................…........…......................….$10,000
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    Josselyn Center...........................................................……....……..................….$20,000  Learn More

    Antioch Traveling Closet..............................................................................…$15,000
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    Love Inc. Lake County...........................................……………..............……….$15,000
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    Center for Enriched Living......................……............................................…$15,000
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    Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago.......……………..........….$15,000
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    COOL Ministries..................................................................................………….$10,000
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    Lake County Haven........................……....................................................…..$15,000
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    Korean American Senior Center (Hanul Family Alliance)………......$20,000
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    Basic Human Needs Grants- Spring 2021

    A Safe Place…………………............................…..………….............................$15,000            Learn More

    Antioch Area Healthcare Accessibility Alliance..................…..……….$20,000
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    Beacon Place......................................................................................................$15,000   Learn More

    CASA Lake County…………...........…………………................…....………………..$20,000
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    Direct Giving Lab………...............………………............……………………………$10,000
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    GiveNkind……………….........................……………………………......….......……….$10,000
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    Grandparents and Kin Raising Children – Lake County.………...…….$10,000
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    Highwood Public Library…….......................................…........…...............….$20,000
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    Keeping Families Covered………...........................……....……..................….$15,000       Learn More

    Mano a Mano Family Resource Center.............……..............................…$10,000
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    Most Blessed Trinity Parish……………..............................................………….$15,000
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    My Father's Business……...............................................................................…$12,000
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    Nicasa Behavioral Health Services…………….....................................……….$15,000
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    North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic……………......................................………….$15,000
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    Reading Power……..........................................................................................…..$20,000
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    Willow House………..........................................................................................…..$15,000
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    Youth and Family Counseling………............................................................…..$20,000
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    Animal Welfare Grants- Summer 2020

    Early Childhood Grants- Summer 2020

    Leadership Development Grants- Summer 2020

    Basic Human Needs Grants- Spring 2020

    Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance......................................$15,000    Learn More

    Alliance for Human Services………......................…………………………………$10,000
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    Art Impact Project…………............…...............………………………….………….$20,000
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    A Safe Place…………………............................…..……………………....................$10,000  Learn More

    CASA Lake County…………...........…………………................…....………………..$13,250
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    Center for Enriched Living……......................................………………………...$20,000
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    Community Works………...............………………............……………………………$15,000
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    Curt's Café…………………............................………………….........………….$10,000
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    Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project……....................……….$5,000
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    GiveNkind……………….........................……………………………….......……….$18,000
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    Josselyn Center………........................………………………………...…........….$20,000       Learn More

    Korean American Senior Center (Hanul Family Alliance)…….........…$18,000
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    Northern Illinois Food Bank……………..............................................………….$15,000
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    Oasis Productions (Stepping Stones Network)…….............................…$10,000
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    Reading Power……..........................................................................................…..$20,000
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    Willow House………..........................................................................................…..$20,000
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    Local Food System Grants 2019

    Basic Human Needs Grants 2019

    Early Childhood Grants 2019

    Animal Welfare Grants 2019

    Grants in 2018

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    Local Food System Grants 2018

    Basic Human Needs Grants 2018

    Early Childhood Grants 2018

    Animal Welfare Grants 2018

     

    Grants in 2017

     

    Local Food System Grants 2017

    Basic Human Needs Grants 2017

    • Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County $6,000 Learn More
    • Mano a Mano Family Resource Center $5,000 Learn More
    • Partnership for a Safer Lake County $8,000 Learn More

    Early Childhood Grants 2017

    Animal Welfare Grants 2017


    2012 - 2016

    Livable Communities | Human Capital | Efficient Governance | Regional Mobility
    In 2012, the Foundation adopted four priority areas from CMAP’s Go To 2040 Plan. Grants awarded between 2012 and 2016 aligned with one or more of the following priority areas:

    Prairie State Legal Services Efficient Governance 2016 $12,000 Learn More
    Regional Office of Education Efficient Governance 2016 $7,000 Learn More
    Northern Illinois Food Bank Livable Communities 2016 $7,500 Learn More
    CareSmart Illinois Human Capital 2016 $9,000 Learn More
    Family Service of Lake County Human Capital 2016 $22,500 Learn More
    Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Human Capital 2016 $18,000 Learn More
    Youth Conservation Corps Human Capital 2016 $19,000 Learn More
    YouthBuild Lake County Human Capital 2016 $15,000 Learn More
    Reading Power Human Capital 2016 $18,000 Learn More
    Waukegan to College Human Capital 2016 $19,000 Learn More
    Partnership for a Safer Lake County – fiscal agent A Safe Place Human Capital 2016 $30,000 Learn More
    NorthPointe Resources Human Capital 2016 $20,000 Learn More
    Nicasa Human Capital 2016 $22,500 Learn More
    Mano a Mano Family Resource Center Human Capital 2016 $22,000 Learn More
    Erie HealthReach Human Capital 2016 $7,500 Learn More
    Catholic Charities Human Capital 2016 $22,500 Learn More
    Antioch Area Health Accessibility Alliance (AAHAA) Human Capital 2016 $18,000 Learn More
    A Safe Place Efficient Governance 2015 $18,000 Learn More
    Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County Livable Communities 2015 $15,000 Learn More
    Liberty Prairie Foundation Livable Communities 2015 $25,000 Learn More
    Noah’s Rest Human Capital 2015 $4,500 Learn More
    UChicago Impact Human Capital 2015 $12,000 Learn More
    Waukegan to College Human Capital 2015 $22,000 Learn More
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Human Capital 2015 $18,000 Learn More
    Mano a Mano Family Resource Center Human Capital 2015 $25,000 Learn More
    Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) Human Capital 2015 $20,000 Learn More
    Waukegan Park District Livable Communities 2014 $2,000 Learn More
    A Safe Place Efficient Governance 2014 $25,000 Learn More
    Hanul Family Alliance Efficient Governance 2014 $5,000 Learn More
    Waukegan Public Library Human Capital 2014 $20,000 Learn More
    Zion Elementary School District 6 Human Capital 2014 $21,000 Learn More
    Zion Benton Children’s Service Human Capital 2014 $5,000 Learn More
    YouthBuild Lake County Human Capital 2014 $15,000 Learn More
    Boys & Girls Club of Lake County Human Capital 2014 $10,000 Learn More
    Beacon Place Human Capital 2014 $5,000 Learn More
    The Alliance for Human Services Efficient Governance 2013 $85,000 Learn More
    Arden Shore Child and Family Services Efficient Governance 2013 $15,000 Learn More
    Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County Livable Communities 2013 $20,000 Learn More
    Rosalind University of Medicine and Science Human Capital 2013 $15,000 Learn More
    YWCA Lake County Human Capital 2013 $15,000 Learn More
    PADS Lake County Human Capital 2013 $10,000 Learn More
    Lake County Center for Independent Living Regional Mobility 2013 $15,000 Learn More
    Liberty Prairie Foundation Livable Communities 2012 $25,000 Learn More
    The Alliance for Human Services Efficient Governance 2012 $93,000 Learn More
    Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County Livable Communities 2012 $20,000 Learn More
    Erie HealthReach (formerly HealthReach) Human Capital 2012 $25,000 Learn More
    Mano a Mano Family Resource Center Human Capital 2012 $17,500 Learn More
    Northern Illinois Food Bank Human Capital 2012 $4,880 Learn More
    UChicago Impact Human Capital 2012 $9,000 Learn More