2017

LSSI is grateful to the following foundations for their generous grants that support a variety of programming across Illinois.

The Augustana Henze Fund, managed by Advocate Charitable Foundation, made a $20,000 grant to support Portage Cragin Counseling Center's nurse and group wellness programs that provide preventative healthcare and chronic disease management for LSSI's clients who are mentally ill.

A grant of $25,000 from BMO Harris Bank helped LSSI leverage philanthropic support for its many programs, with funding used to promote and encourage donations to LSSI's 2nd Annual Day of Giving as well as sponsorship of the 36th Annual Amicus Certus Celebration. With their grant, BMO Harris helped LSSI raise more than $160,000 from the 2 events.

Grand Victoria Foundation awarded LSSI a $25,000 grant to support The Elgin Center, which offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services designed for people who want to learn how to live substance-free.

WXRT Radio Chicago (93.1 FM) presented a check for $25,000 for LSSI's Welcoming Center. The check represented half of the proceeds from the sales of the radio station’s annual “ONXRT Live” CD compilation. Another local charity received the other half of the proceeds.

The McHenry County Community Foundation made a grant of $5,000 to LSSI's Gable Point Senior Housing in Crystal Lake for Senior Art Enrichment Programming.

Helen Brach Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to support LSSI's Prisoner and Family Ministry, including Visits to Mom, Storybook Project, and Employment Skills School. The Helen Brach foundation generously donates to Chicago organizations that support education, literacy, animal cruelty prevention, youth services, and arts and culture.

The Lutheran Services for Children Endowment at the ELCA Foundation made a grant of $25,000 to support Spanish Language translation of LSSI's Lifebooks for children in foster care. The endowment was dedicated by its donors, Olaf A. Berge & Thilda Randine Berge and Sylvan L. Rembold to services and ministries with children as provided by programs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Telegin Community Initiatives (TCI), an Iowa-based private charitable foundation, made a first-time grant of $50,000 to LSSI's Behavioral Health Hospital Model. The project was one of only 13 grants within the state selected for TCI’s 2016 Illinois funding. TCI received more than 141 grant requests for the Illinois-based grant cycle, awarding a cumulative total of $536,540 to 13 organizations.