On October 25, 2018, at a Grant and Donor Reception at the Eagles Club, the Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded 15 grants totaling $83,015.76 to 14 area non-profit organizations that provide a variety of programs and services benefiting Northwestern Illinois. Grants were awarded from the Community Needs Fund, the Matthew A. Marvin Fund and the Craig Wilson Trust.

Children’s Hands-On Museum was awarded 2,832.80 to expand the Kids Build exhibit. This 270 s.f. exhibit will allow children to discover the building trades. Older children will use drafting tables, tools, shapes and more to design and finish the exterior and interior of a building. Younger children will have access to foam planks, bricks and other building “materials” for building. A grant for the drafting pieces was awarded in 2017.

Thanks again to the Freeport Community Foundation for their valuable support.