Future Fund Grants

2018 Grant Recipient Congratulations to

Matheny-Withrow Elementary School

Recipient of the 13th Annual Future Fund grant award of $10,000!

Grant funds will support the Camp Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go!
a three-week class held in the summer to improve school readiness among incoming kindergarten students.
The program will introduce children to four key concepts that underpin successful learning outcomes: academic goals, school expectations, social/emotional development, and fine and gross motor skills development.

Previous Future Fund Grant Recipients

2017 - The Outlet ($10,000)
Grant funds will support College Ready, a program which guides young men looking to become the first of their generation to attend college through a year-by-year process to prepare them for post-secondary education.

2016 - Compass for Kids ($10,000)
Grant funds will support the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, a high-impact, evidence-based program designed to effectively engage less advantaged parents in supporting the educational development of their children.

2015 - Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois ($10,000)
Grant funds supported the LEGO League Program, designed to introduce real-world engineering challenges to students in grades K-8 by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks.
2014 - Girls on the Run of Central Illinois ($8,000)
Grant funds supported the life-skills program teaching girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms.
2013 - Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery ($7,000)
Grant funds were used to purchase formula and diapers and offset transportation costs for families that utilize the nursery's emergency services.
2012 - Family Service Center ($6,000)
This grant supported its "Camp Compass" summer program that provided 100 homeless and low-income Springfield Public Schools elementary students with math and reading instruction by certified teachers for 3.5 hours a day, five days a week for four weeks leading up to the beginning of the school year.

2011 - Camp Care-A-Lot ($6,000)
The grant supported its residential camp program that serves children ages 6-10 in the Sangamon County area where volunteer counselors are dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through a balance of social, educational, recreational, and emotional activities.

2010 - Asbury's Children's Supper Hour ($5,000)
Asbury's became the first group to be awarded a Young Philanthropists grant for the second time. The program serves a hot, nutritious meal and provides well-supervised activities, help with homework and tries to meet other needs of the children in their program. They operate fours days a week from the Asbury United Methodist Church in East Springfield.

2009 - Elizabeth Ann Seton Program ($5,000)
This grant funded a Moments Make Memories educational project to assist women in creating closer bonds with their children.

2008 - Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault ($5,000)
The 2008 grant created the Hug Away the Hurt program, a therapy program that offers abused children an opportunity to create their own personalized teddy bear for consolation.

2007 - Asbury's Children's Supper Hour ($4,000)
This Future Fund award enabled the Supper Hour to expand its program from 3 days a week to 4 days a week to serve nutritious meals to disadvantaged children and to supervise after-school activities and help with homework.

2006 - The Parent Place ($3,000)
The first grant award from the Young Philanthropists was awarded to The Parent Place to provide diapers for its Diaper Pantry, as a way to tangibly help families in need.

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