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posted: 7/11/2013 11:42 AM

Grants announced for nonprofits helping Lake County's most vulnerable

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The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, announced nearly $199,900 in grants to local nonprofit organizations serving the urgent needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the county.

The following 10 grant recipients have demonstrated exceptional commitment to making Lake County a better place to live, work and raise a family in the areas designated to have the most impact on the county's current needs.

2013 Grant Recipients:

•Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County ($20,000 category: Livable Communities)

•Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations ($1,000 category: Efficient Governance)

•Arden Shore Child & Family Services ($15,000 category: Efficient Governance)

•Lake County Center for Independent Living ($25,000 category: Regional Mobility)

•Northern Illinois Food Bank ($4,880.50 category: Human Capital)

•PADS Lake County, Inc. ($10,000 category: Human Capital)

•Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science ($15,000 category: Human Capital)

•The Alliance for Human Services ($85,000 category: Human Capital)

•UChicago Impact ($9,000 category: Human Capital)

•YWCA Lake County ($15,000 category: Human Capital)

"Our new grant-making strategy allows the Foundation to get more deeply involved in the critical issues facing our community such as education, housing and transportation," said Foundation Executive Director Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes. "It has also fostered unique collaborations among our nonprofits which are having transformative impact."

Leaders from the organizations gathered at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek to network with each other and meet the John Shustitzky, new CEO of The Alliance for Human Services. The group promotes collaboration among nonprofit human services providers in Lake County, enabling the delivery of innovative, sustainable programs and accessible services to the county's most vulnerable residents.