The Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service (GEYFCS) is pleased to announce its recent recognition as one of 25 not-for-profit organizations in DuPage County to receive a grant from the 2012 Spring Discretionary Grant Cycle of The DuPage Community Foundation based in Wheaton, IL. The grant, awarded at a special distribution open house on Wednesday, June 13th, at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn, Illinois will enable access to services to referred, at-risk and high-risk individuals, youth and families who otherwise would not be able to access mental health services due to resource limitations and barriers. Executive Director Don Hane stressed the importance of the grant stating that given the persisting, challenging economy, local sources of funding support like that received from the Dupage Community Foundation is a critical ingredient to the GEYFCS remaining successful.
The GEYFCS is a community based mental health service located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, providing professional counseling services predominantly to locally identified and low income, at-risk youth and their families. The GEYFCS can be found on the web at geyfcs.org or by contacting Don Hane, Executive Director at 630-469-3040.
Established in 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation is a publicly-supported 501 (c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation's grantmaking and community leadership activities.
The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception the Foundation has built its endowment to nearly $42 million and awarded more than $13 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.
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