Grants Awarded in 2015-2016
Bloomington High School Junior Varsity Basketball Team $2,500
Healthy Snacks for Slam Dunks- to provide healthy snacks and meals for away games and a BMI unit to help track general health and wellness of team members.
Child Protection Network $1,000
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA)- to purchase gas cards for volunteers traveling a distance greater than 25 miles to advocate for foster children.
NAMI, Livingston McLean Counties $1,558.50
End the Silence- to train young adults to speak to youth about mental health in schools.
100 Black Men of Central Illinois $1,100
Summer School Scholarships- to provide scholarships for elementary and secondary students who have an academic need for summer classes but cannot afford tuition.
Big Brother Big Sisters $925
Mentoring Program- to support matches between adult mentors and at-risk children in McLean, DeWitt and Livingston counties.
Miller Park Zoo $1,000
A Zoo Education Experience- to purchase backpacks and materials to loan to children to enhance their educational experience while at the zoo.
Regional Alternative School $1,546.50
Community Resource Room- to purchase basic necessities for the Community Resource Room serving the RAS community and others in McLean, Livingston, DeWitt and Logan counties.
Western Avenue Community Center $700
New Technology for Tutoring Program- to buy Kindles and educational apps to help enhance the learning experience for students who attend Western Avenue's after school program.