2018 $100,000 Impact Grant Recipients

Shelter Inc. helps and protects children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.The Impact Grant will enable Shelter, Inc. to hire two additional social workers to expand the Healthy Families Program into the Des Plaines area.


St. Leonard’s Ministries empowers formerly incarcerated men and women to live whole and productive lives. The Impact Grant will support expanding their construction skills training program which teaches both men and women how to build/rehab a building.


Merit Grants of $6,000 were awarded to the following finalist organizations:

Curt’s Cafe – www.curtscafe.org

Open Books – www.open-books.org

Sit Stay Read – www.sitstayread.org