Grove Foundation grants available for Downers Grove programs

DOWNERS GROVE – The Grove Foundation is accepting applications for its 2021 Annual Grant Program to fund local organizations that enhance the quality of life in Downers Grove.

“In the nine years since we developed this grant funding process, we’ve awarded $56,300 to local organizations for programs and projects that benefit residents,” Grove Foundation President Mary Ellen Young stated in a news release. “Our community has generously supported the Grove Foundation for over 25 years. We hope to sustain worthwhile programs with our support.”

The goal of the grant program is to support a variety of efforts that are unique, self-sustaining and/or serve diverse populations. In order to be considered, projects must benefit Downers Grove residents. The deadline for submittal is Oct. 30. Eligible groups will be notified by Dec. 1, and grants will be distributed in early December.

Information detailing how to apply, what types of projects may qualify and the review process is listed at

The Grove Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to enrich the lives of Downers Grove community members by identifying, supporting and promoting recreational, educational and community experiences, the release stated.

Funds are raised through two annual fundraisers: Passport to Dining in the spring, and a golf outing in the fall. For information, contact