the grove foundation

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A not-for-profit organization registered with the State of Illinois, The Grove Foundation has been supporting the Downers Grove community since 1991 in the following ways:

  1. Providing financial support for educational, recreational and social programs in the Downers Grove community.

  2. Developing and implementing its’ own programs.

  3. Supporting grass roots programs with financial grants to assist in their operations.

  4. Developing and conducting fundraisers to support local community programs through financial grants.

  5. A not-for-profit organization that is structured to accept land donations by private citizens or businesses for tax benefits.  The donated land would be given back to suitable organizations in Downers Grove such as the Park District, School District or Village.

  1. 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.

  2. Developed and implement a program to give recognition to selected 5th grade students with the “Helping Children Grow” award.

  3. 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.

  4. Provided money for the SEASPAR Wall of Fame acknowledging Special Olympic Athletes.

  5. Donated funds for the SEASPAR Friday Night Social Dances.

  6. Sponsored  “Senior Volunteer of the Year” with the Downers Grove Park District.

  7. Sponsored the Senior Volunteer luncheon at the Downers Grove Park District.

  8. Supported the “Fit Kids” after-school program at Indian Trail School by donating funds to purchase fitness equipment for the program.

  9. Donated funds to Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence for the annual “Chick Chat” program as well as monies to provide program materials.

  10. Provided funds to Downers Grove Youth Baseball to purchase new backstops.

  11. Provided money to help bring the traveling Vietnam War Memorial to Downers Grove.

  12. Provided scholarships for needy families to participate in Downers Grove Park District recreation programs.

  13. Donated funds to the Village of Downers Grove for the German Sister City Exchange Program.

  14. Supported the District 58 Little Sprouts program for first grade students.

  15. Sponsored authors for the Downers Grove Public Library author lecture program.

  16. Raised over $150,000 to benefit programs that serve Downers Grove residents.


What is the Grove Foundation?

What has the Grove Foundation Accomplished?

The Grove Foundation exists to enrich the lives of community members by identifying, supporting and promoting recreational, educational and community experiences through innovative and collaborative efforts.

The Grove Foundation is a 501(c)(3)]

Illinois not-for-profit corporation

Contributions are tax deductible. 

Mission Statement:

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The Grove Foundation Supports Downers Grove Park District Chilympics Contest: For the second consecutive year, the Grove Foundation supported the Downers Grove Park District's Chilympics community event. In addition to contributing to the events costs, The Grove Foundation also conducted a raffle ticket sales booth, where all proceeds will go directly into our new, "Community Fund", which will be used to benefit small community needs brought to the Board's attention. The attached pictures show some notable supporters, Downers Grove Mayor, Martin Tully and Illinois State Representative, Ron Sandack.  In addition, Grove Foundation Secretary, Charlene McLaughlin served as a judge for the Chilympics.

The Grove Foundation is a 501(c)(3)]

Illinois not-for-profit corporation

Contributions are tax deductible. 

Want to get involved?  

P.O. Box 1072
Downers Grove, IL 60515