Our Accomplishments

 

HIGHLIGHTS

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2016. The Grove Foundation was honored by the Downers Grove Mayor and Village Council who proclaimed November 2, 2016 as "Grove Foundation Day" (click here to read the Proclamation). The Downers Grove Park District passed a board resolution to honor the Foundation (click here to read the Board Resolution). 

 

  • Raised over $200,000 to benefit programs that serve Downers Grove residents.
  • Received the Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Choice Award" for Philanthropy.
  • Provided funds for outdoor environmental programs in cooperation with the Park District for all 5th grade students in Downers Grove public schools and participating private schools.
  • Developed and implement an annual program to give recognition to a selected student in every 5th grade class with the "Helping Children Grow" award.
  • Contributed money for a special Camp Edwards Scholarship fund for families in School District 58 needing financial assistance to send their child to this camp.
  • Provided money for the SEASPAR Wall of Fame acknowledging Special Olympic Athletes.
  • Donated funds for the SEASPAR Friday Night Social Dances.
  • Sponsored "Senior Volunteer of the Year" with the Downers Grove Park District.
  • Sponsored the Senior Volunteer luncheon at the Downers Grove Park District.
  • Supported the "Fit Kids" after-school program at Indian Trail School by donating funds to purchase fitness equipment for the program.
  • Donated funds to Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence for the annual "Chick Chat" program as well as monies to provide program materials.
  • Provided funds to Downers Grove Youth Baseball to purchase new backstops.
  • Provided money to help bring the traveling Vietnam War Memorial to Downers Grove.
  • Provided scholarships for needy families to participate in Downers Grove Park District recreation programs.
  • Donated funds to the Village of Downers Grove for the German Sister City Exchange Program.
  • Supported the District 58 Little Sprouts program for first grade students.
  • Sponsored authors for the Downers Grove Public Library author lecture program.
  • Provided matching grant for FISH food pantry van project.
  • Provided grant to the Community Adult Day Center.
  • Provided grants to the Senior Suburban Orchestra.
  • Provided funding for Founders' Day Animals in the Park exhibit for children.
  • Provided funding for veterans' Home Front Health program.
  • Provided grant to Family Shelter Services.
  • Provided funding toward students participating in Destination Imagination.
  • Provided funding for Blessing in a Backpack.
  • Provided funding for Sharing Connections closet project.
  • Provided Funding for Garden Works program.
  • Provided funding to Literacy DuPage.
  • Provided funding to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DuPage.
  • Provided funding to Downers Grove Park District Lyman Woods Wee Wild Nature Play area.
  • Provided funding for Grove Players projects.
  • Provided funding for District 99 Peace Garden Memorial and DGN Garden project.